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Will Rogers in 1922 by Melbourne Spurr

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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a Cherokee cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator and stage and motion picture actor. He became one of the most famous American media stars during the 1920s and 1930s.

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  • Born: William Penn Adair Rogers November 4, 1879 Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
  • Died: August 15, 1935 (aged 55) Point Barrow, Alaska
  • Cause of death: Airplane crash
  • Occupation: Comedic actor Columnist Radio personality
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Spouse(s): Betty Blake (1879–1944) (1908–1935; his death)
  • Children: William Vann "Bill" Rogers (Will Rogers, Jr.) Mary Amelia Rogers James Blake Rogers Fred Stone Rogers

Read more about Will Rogers at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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