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Today’s Doodle honors the plainspoken American Indian stage and motion picture actor, humorist, author, filmmaker, newspaper columnist, and social commentator Will Rogers.
Will Rogers — known as “Oklahoma’s Favorite Son” — was born on this day in 1879 at Rogers Ranch in Oologah, Cherokee Territory.
"I maintain that it should cost as much to get married as it does to get divorced. Make it look like marriage is worth…
The entertainer and public personality Will Rogers became known as “America’s Cowboy Philosopher.” — popularly remarked, “I never met a man I didn’t like.”
"We became a great nation under baseball and commenced to flop the minute we started to take up a lot of other poor substitutes." – Will Rogers, 17 April 1934
Rogers started his show business career as a trick roper in “Texas Jack’s Wild West Circus” in South Africa.
Will Rogers — son of Clement Vann Rogers (1839–1911) and Mary America Schrimsher (1838–1890), were both of mixed-race and Cherokee ancestry, and known as Cherokee — grew up roping and riding.
"There will never be any class of people in our country that can replace the old western cowman for common sense, shrewdness, humor and fine citizenship." – Will Rogers
“A man that don’t love a horse,” Rogers once said, “There is something the matter with him,” and his vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies.
Will Rogers' son Jimmy Rogers is playing cowboy with his pony Billy at the Santa Monica Ranch.
Rogers made 48 silent movies — his first silent movie, Laughing Bill Hyde (1918) — first sound film, They Had to See Paris (1929).
Rogers married Betty Blake in 1908, and the two was the parents of four children: Will Rogers, Jr., Mary Amelia, James Blake, and Fred Stone.
"My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower, but they met the boat when it landed." – Will Rogers, from the film "So…
Will Rogers Died | Will Rogers Cause Of Death :
On August 15, 1935, Wiley Post, an Oklahoman and Will Rogers left Fairbanks for Point Barrow. But about 20 miles southwest of Point Barrow due to bad weather, Post and Rogers landed in a lagoon to ask directions.
On 15 August 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post were on their way from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Barrow, Alaska, when they…
On takeoff, the engine of the aircraft failed at low altitude, and it plunged into the lagoon, shearing off the right wing, and ended up inverted in the shallow water of the lagoon and Post and Rogers died instantly. Will Rogers was buried August 21, 1935, in Forest Lawn Park in Glendale, California.
Will Rogers Photos:
Here's another colorized image of Will Rogers we came across. This, of course, is from his film A Connecticut Yankee, which was based on Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
"A man that don't love a horse, there is something the matter with him." – Will Rogers, 17 August 1924
"If you are going to write, talk, comment, or argue over any public question, don’t do it by just reading one…
"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others." – Will Rogers, 18 November 1923
"Mothers are the only race of people that speak the same tongue. A mother in Manchuria could converse with a mother in Nebraska and never miss a word." – Will Rogers, 11 May 1930