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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

In the news

'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' goes beyond the legend of Mister Rogers
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-15 16:00:47
New video: "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" delves into the real world of Mister Rogers

Matthew Rhys finds story in the silences of 'Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-01-01 14:00:46
Welsh actor Matthew Rhys had to learn to slow down and 'bathe in the silences' for the Mister Rogers movie 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.'

Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-12-14 01:29:29
Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks; Letters to the editor; Mister Rogers; The Doors

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