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Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ACTOR


Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13th, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas to parents Maude and Bert Henry Rogers.  After earning his high school diploma from Olathe High he went on to study at the University of Kansas.  Then deciding to pursue a career as an actor he began with getting his initial training at the Paramount Picture School.
He was also a very talented musician and excelled at such instruments as the trombone.  He later had his own jazz band and would perform on the radio and well as in a number of motion pictures.
By the mid 20's his career was off to a good start with roles in such Hollywood films as, "Fascinating Youth" (1926), "So's Your Old Man" (1926), "My Best Girl" (1927) and "Get Your Man" (1927).
Many remember Buddy for his role in the first movie to win asn Oscar in the 1927 film, "Wings" with actress Clara Bow.  This film received a Best Picture Academy Award honor and really helped boost his career.  Some other film roles he added to his resume over the course of his career were in, "Working Girls" (1931), "Take a Chance" (1933), "This Way Please" (1937), "Mexican Spitfire's Baby" (1941) and "Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost" (1942).
Rogers then took a break from acting during World War II to serve as a flight instructor with the United States Navy.  When he returned to the industry his last roles were in the film, "An Innocent Affair" (1948) and on the television series, "The Lucy Show" (1967). 
He received a number of honors throughout his career working in the industry such as in 1986 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences he was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture industry.
Rogers married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Mary Pickford whom he wed in 1937 and they remained married and adopted two children together.  She was twelve years older then him and after she passed away on May 29th, 1979, he then married Beverly Ricono in 1981 and they were together until Rogers passed away on April 21st, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California from natural causes.  His remains are interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Palm Springs, California.  


1967 The Lucy Show 
1957 The Parson and the Outlaw 
1948 An Innocent Affair 
1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost 
1942 Mexican Spitfire at Sea 
1941 Sing for Your Supper 
1941 Mexican Spitfire's Baby 
1941 Golden Hoofs
1938 Let's Make a Night of It
1937 This Way Please
1935 Old Man Rhythm
1935 Dance Band
1935 Weekend Millionaire 
1933 Take a Chance
1933 Best of Enemies
1933 Nick Kenny's Radio Thrills No. 2 
1932 This Reckless Age
1931 Working Girls
1931 The Road to Reno
1931 The Lawyer's Secret 
1931 The Stolen Jools 
1930 Along Came Youth 
1930 Heads Up
1930 Follow Thru 
1930 Safety in Numbers 
1930 Young Eagles 
1929 Halfway to Heaven
1929 Illusion 
1929 River of Romance
1929 Close Harmony
1928 Red Lips
1928 Someone to Love
1928 Varsity
1928 Abie's Irish Rose 
1927 Get Your Man 
1927 My Best Girl 
1927 Wings 
1926 So's Your Old Man 
1926 More Pay - Less Work 
1926 Fascinating Youth

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