Thursday, November 8, 2007
Autobiography of Will Rogers - Hallmark Playhouse
Autobiography of Will Rogers from Hallmark Playhouse aired on February 2, 1950 starring Edward Arnold with Will Rogers, Jr. Will Rogers was first an Indian, a cowboy then a national figure. He now is a legend. He was born in 1879 on a large ranch in the Cherokee Nation near what later would become Oologah, Oklahoma. Will Rogers roping skills developed so special that he was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for throwing three lassos at once. His roping skills won him jobs trick roping in wild west shows and on vaudeville stages where, quickly, he started telling small jokes. Soon, his wise cracks and folksy observations became more prized by audiences than his expert roping. Will Rogers was the star of Broadway and 71 movies of the 1920s and 1930s, a popular broadcaster; besides writing more than 4,000 syndicated newspaper columns and befriending Presidents, Senators and Kings. This is a very entertaining story from Hallmark Playhouse.
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