Will Rogers

Will Rogers (1879-1935)


William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 - August 15, 1935) Was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, newspaper columnist, social commentator, and placement and motion picture actor.

Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son," Rogers Was Born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He Traveled Around the World three times, made 71 movies (50 silent movies and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 Nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He Was the leading political wit de son time, and Was The Highest paid Hollywood movie star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, When Their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.

  • Fromm's Major works:
    as actor:
    He has several films between 1918-1935
    as a writer :
    1916: Roaring Camp
    1921: Doubling for Romeo
    1924: Two Wagons Both Covered
    as producer:
    1922: The Ropin 'Fool