Will Rogers
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"William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers" was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation (19th century)/Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 Cinema of the United States/movies (50 silent films and 21 "Sound film/talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 print syndication/nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Classical Hollywood cinema/Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in Alaska.

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