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Will  Rogers

photo of American humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935]              short profile

writings & speeches

other works

works about Will Rogers

radio & movies

stageplays, other media

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Will Rogers, Jr.

family & friends


“There's nothing as stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing that he is educated in.”

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

“Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just stand there.”

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”

— Will Rogers

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Will Rogers ran for president in 1928

He made 71 movies during the 1920’s and 1930’s, wrote 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns and six books

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Writings and Speeches
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Other Works

Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers book edited by Alex Ayres  
"The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers: An A-to-Z Compendium of Quotes From America's Best-Loved Humorist" [1993] Edited by Alex Ayres
Plume 8x5½ pb [12/93] out of print/used
Meridian/Penguin 8x5½ pb [12/93] out of print/used
Quotable Will Rogers book by Joseph Carter  "The Quotable Will Rogers" [2005]
by Joseph Carter, Foreword by {country singer} Larry Gatlin

Kindle Edition from Gibbs Smith [2005 edition] for $7.99
Gibbs Smith 7x6 hardcover [12/2005] for $9.43

Radio & Movies

Will Rogers made 71 movies during the 1920s and 1930s

Stageplays, Other Media
Broadway credits

Kindle  Editions
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Works  About  Will  Rogers
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Image  Gallery

looking south across the polo field at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, California                           

Will  Rogers,  Jr.  [1911-93]
William Vann Rogers - generally known as Will Rogers, Jr. - was born 20 October 1911 in New York City; he grew up in Beverly Hills, California and at the family ranch in Pacific Palisades; after graduating from Stanford, he published a local nespaper in Beverly Hills; he was a member of R.O.T.C. but did not enlist in the U.S. Army until June 1942; he was commissioned and led a tank battalion. He served as Congressman from District 16, then in San Jose, and resigned in May 1944, returning to the Army, where he served with Patton in Europe. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star and was discharged in March 1946. Will Rogers, Jr. was politically active after The War, while working as an actor and radio host, from 1949 to 1958; he retired to a ranch in Tubac, Arizona; he suffered severe health problems late in life, and committed suicide at age 81 on 9 July 1993.
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Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales vinyl LP album by Will Rogers Jr. & Tom Scott  "Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales of America" [1960s]
Told by Will Rogers, Jr. and sung by Tom Scott

Riverside/Wonderland mono vinyl LP [1960s] out of prodn/used

Family & Friends

wife Betty Blake Rogers [] - married in 1908, widowed in 1935

son Will Rogers, Jr. [1911-93] {see section above}
daughter-in-law Collier Connell Rogers [1911-76] - married 1941, died 1976
two adopted sons
daughter Mary Rogers [1913-1989] was a Broadway actress

son James Blake 'Jimmy' Rogers [1915-2000]
daughter-in-law Marguerite Astrea Kemmler Rogers [] - married 1938-87
three children
daughter-in-law Judith Braun Rogers [] - married 1995-2000

son Fred Rogers [] died of diphtheria when he was two years old

L i n k s
Claremore, Oklahoma Will Rogers Museums website
Will Rogers State Historic Park [purchased 1922, donated 1944] in Pacific Palisades, California
Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, California

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