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Jean Rogers ACTOR


Jean Rogers was born on March 25th, 1916 in Belmont, Massachusetts with the birth name Eleanor Lovegren.  She became a leading lady actress in the early 1930's and 1940's and is most remembered for her role as the girlfriend in the "Flash Gordon" serials which includes "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" and "Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars". 

Rogers first became involved in the entertainment industry when she won a beauty contest in 1933 and a Hollywood producer approached her and offered her a film contract.  She began with working with Warner Brothers for the first year and later switched to signing a contract with Universal.

Some of her early film roles included, "Manhattan Moon" (1935) starring Ricardo Cortez, Dorothy Page, Henry Mollison, Hugh O'Connell Irving Bacon and Regis Toomey, "Stormy" (1935) co-starring Noah Beery Jr. and J. Farrell MacDonald, "Fighting Youth" (1935) starring Charles Farrell, June Martel, Andy Devine and J. Farrell MacDonald, "Don't Get Personal" (1936) starring James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Pinky Tomlin and George Cleveland and "Ace Drummond" (1936) also starring John 'Dusty' King, Noah Beery Jr. and Lon Chaney Jr.  It was also during this time period that she was cast in the, "Flash Gordon" serials starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe and Charles Middleton as Ming the Merciless.

In 1939 she was unhappy with the roles she was being offered while working under contract with Universal and so she therefore chose to sign with 20th Century Fox and appeared in such films as, "Inside Story" (1939) with Michael Whalen, Chick Chandler and Douglas Fowley, "Stop, Look and Love" (1939) starring with William Frawley, Robert Kellard and Eddie Collins and Minna Gombell, "Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence" (1939) co-starring Glenn Ford, Ward Bond, Marjorie Rambeau and Irving Bacon, "Brigham Young" (1940) starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy, John Carradine, Jane Darwell, Ann Todd, Mary Astor and Vincent Price and "The Man Who Wouldn't Talk" (1940) starring with Lloyd Nolan, Richard Clarke and Onslow Stevens.

Again, un-satisfied with the direction her career was heading, she left 20th Century Fox and this time signed on as an actress with MGM.  During this time she added such film credits to her resume as, "Dr. Kildare's Victory" (1942) also starring Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore and Robert Sterling, "Sunday Punch" (1942) starring alongside Dan Dailey, Guy Kibbee, William Lundigan and J. Carrol Naish, "Pacific Rendezvous" (1942) with Lee Bowman and Mona Maris, "The War Against Mr. Hadley" (1942) starring Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Van Johnson, Spring Byington, Halliwell Hobbes, Connie Gilchrist and Stephen McNally and "A Stranger in Town" (1943) starring Frank Morgan, Chill Wills, Irving Bacon, Richard Carlson, Porter Hall and John Hodiak.

Rogers then decided to work as a freelance actress appearing on such films as, "Rough, Tough and Ready" (1945) co-starring Chester Morris and Victor McLaglen, "Gay Blades" (1946) also starring Allan 'Rocky' Lane, Edward Ashley and Frank Albertson, "Hot Cargo" (1946) with William Gargan, Philip Reed and Will Wright, Speed to Spare" (1948) starring with Richard Arlen, Paul Harvey, Roscoe Karns, Monte Blue and Richard Travis, "Fighting Back" (1948) with Paul Langton and Gary Gray and her final film role, "The Second Woman" (1950) starring Robert Young, Betsy Drake, Henry O'Neill and Jason Robards Sr.

Jean Rogers then chose to retire from the industry and chose to focus on her personal life.  She married only once to Dan Winkler in 1943 and they remained together until he passed away in 1970.  She did not re-marry and on February 24th, 1991, Rogers lost her life at the age of seventy four after complications from surgery in Sherman Oaks, California.


1950         The Second Woman
1948         Fighting Back
1948         Speed to Spare
1947         Backlash
1946         Hot Cargo
1946         Gay Blades
1945         The Strange Mr. Gregory
1945         Rough, Tough and Ready
1943         Whistling in Brooklyn
1943         Swing Shift Maisie
1943         A Stranger in Town
1942         The War Against Mrs. Hadley
1942         Pacific Rendezvous
1942         Sunday Punch
1942         Dr. Kildare's Victory
1942         Personalities
1941         Design for Scandal
1941         Let's Make Music
1940         Yesterday's Heroes
1940         Brigham Young
1940         Viva Cisco Kid
1940         Charlie Chan in Panama
1940         The Man Who Wouldn't Talk
1939         Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence
1939         Stop, Look and Love
1939         Hotel for Women
1939         Inside Story
1938         While New York Sleeps
1938         Always in Troubl
1938         Time Out for Murder
1938         Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars
1937         Reported Missing
1937         The Wildcatter
1937         Night Key
1937         Secret Agent X-9
1937         When Love Is Young
1936         Mysterious Crossing
1936         Conflict
1936         Ace Drummond
1936         Two in a Crowd
1936         My Man Godfrey
1936         Crash Donovan
1936         Flash Gordon
1936         Don't Get Personal
1936         The Adventures of Frank Merriwell
1935         Fighting Youth
1935         Tailspin Tommy in The Great Air Mystery
1935         Stormy
1935         His Night Out
1935         Lady Tubbs
1935         Manhattan Moon
1934         Dames
1934         Twenty Million Sweethearts
1934         Stand Up and Cheer!
1934         Eight Girls in a Boat
1933         Footlight Parade

Matinee Classics - Rocket Ship starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, John Lipson, Theodore Lorch, James Pierce, Earl Askam, Constantine Romanoff and Bull Montana
Matinee Classics - Rocket Ship starring Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, John Lipson, Theodore Lorch, James Pierce, Earl Askam, Constantine Romanoff and Bull Montana
Matinee Classics - Speed To Spare starring Richard Arlen, Jean Rogers, Richard Travis, Roscoe Karns, Pat Phelan, Nanette Parks, Ian MacDonald and Paul Harvey
Matinee Classics - Squadron of Doom starring John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Hooper Atchley, Stanley Blystone and Al Bridge
Matinee Classics - The Adventures of Frank Merriwell starring Don Briggs, Jean Rogers and John 'Dusty' King

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