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Mister Rogers

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Biography

Fred Rogers, late 1960s

Source: Wikipedia

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American television personality, educator, Presbyterian minister, composer, songwriter, author, and activist. Rogers was most famous for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), which featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences.

Fact file

  • Born: Fred McFeely Rogers March 20, 1928 Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: February 27, 2003 (aged 74) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Cause of death: Stomach cancer
  • Other names: Mister Rogers Mr. Rogers
  • Occupation: Television personality, educator, minister, composer, songwriter, author, activist
  • Years active: 1951–2001
  • Religion: Christian/Presbyterian (ordained in 1963)
  • Spouse(s): Sara Joanne Byrd (1952–2003; his death)
  • Children: James John

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

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What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘Shazam!’ and ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’
NY Times TV, 2020-06-03 05:00:10
A proudly silly, self-aware superhero movie airs on HBO. And the recent Mister Rogers movie with Tom Hanks is streaming on Starz platforms.

What's on TV This Week: Amanda Peet in 'Dirty John' and more
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-05-29 17:17:31
TV highlights for May 31-June 6 include Amanda Peet in Season 2 of the true-crime series "Dear John" and Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in the bio-drama "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"

Coronavirus Songs: Rebecca Black Teams Up With Best Buddies for New Song 'Alone Together'
Entertainment Tonigh, 2020-05-08 15:02:01
From TikTok hits about being "Bored in the House" to John Mayer channeling Mister Rogers, the current pandemic is inspiring new tunes.

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