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Will Rogers in 1922 by Melbourne Spurr

Source: Wikipedia

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.

Fact file

  • 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

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Variety, 2019-09-26 18:46:40
Despite becoming the first female director to receive the 2019 pioneer of the year award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, “Charlie’s Angels” helmer Elizabeth Banks told Variety that directing wasn’t necessarily always her goal. “It was something that I dabbled in and something that I did in ...

Variety, 2019-09-25 17:00:51
Receiving the 2019 Pioneer of the Year award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, Elizabeth Banks is leading in a new field. In addition to her achievements as an actor, director, producer and writer, Banks also devotes considerable time and money to a wide array of philanthropic efforts ...

Variety, 2019-06-21 01:03:43
In today’s film news roundup, Elizabeth Banks will receive the Pioneer of the Year Award, “The Great Hack” launches a festival, Women In Media launch the CAMERAderie Initiative and UCLA, University of Michigan and USC are receiving $50 million. BANKS HONORED The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation has selected ...

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