Will Rogers

Will Rogers Brief Biography

Will Rogers
William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator.

Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time, and was the highest paid Hollywood film star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.

Will Rogers News

• The Almanac for Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2018
• The Almanac for August 15, the 227th day of 2018
• Cattle wander loose on interstate after truck overturns
• Polar bears scamper across runway at Alaskan airport

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