Will Rogers

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

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born in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), The United States,  November 04, 1879

 

died: August 15, 1935

 

gender: male

 

 

genre: Nonfiction

 

William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. He was the father of U.S. Congressman and WWII Veteran Will Rogers, Jr.

Known as Oklahoma’s favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 “talkies”), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.

By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.

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9 thoughts on “Will Rogers

  1. November 4, 1879: Beloved humorist Will Rogers first became popular for his cowboy vaudeville act and gradually gained fame as a columnist and political commentator. He was born 134 years ago today in what was then known as Indian Territory to a family that was prominent in Cherokee society.

  2. yes. yes.. no sitting around 😉

  3. colorful, colorful guy.

  4. Most people get run over but don’t know why…

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Interesting indeed. I didn’t know he ever existed. But I definitely like that quote.

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