Tuesday December 27th 2011

Thought for the Day

“All I know is just what I read in the papers,
and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”

~ Will Rogers

*William Penn Adair (Will Rogers)

Will Rogers

Born November 4, 1879 Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Died August 15, 1935 (aged 55) Point Barrow, Alaska Territory

An American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as Oklahoma’s favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 “talkies”), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people.

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