Will Rogers

By: Larissa Oachs 5th hour

Will Rogers born on November 4, 1879 was a cowboy, humorist, actor and the worlds best known celebrities in the 1930s. Known as the "Oklahoma's Favorite Son." He acted in 71 movies, traveled the world three times and wrote 4,000 newspaper columns. The American people adored him.

What he did?

America loved him for his movies. Will enjoyed making silent movies which was all about silence and wasn't his strongest move for him but gained fame from as a commentator on stage. He wrote for the New York Times which reached up to 40 millon readers and he also wrote a book that included a lot of humor in it. Will traveled the length of the United States in a lecture tour of humor entertainment. He made radio broadcast rambling on from one subject to another.

When he became famous?

He first got discovered for his movies in 1918 as he got the role in Laughing Bill Hyde. He traveled the world from 1925-1928. He appeared on the radio in 1930-1935 for the Gulf Oil Company. As Will Rogers a humorist philosopher he gained audience in acting and literary careers from 1915- 1935 and became famous for his use of language.


Will Rogers did a lot of his acting in vaudeville, New York. He traveled the U.S to entertain his people with humor. He had his own radio show for the Gulf Oil Company. It was ranked one of the top radio shows in the country.


Most of his life he did humor to entertain people because that's what he's most famous for. His performing was also what made him famous and his common sense made him one the most famous actor.


He became famous from being scouted out by Hollywood in 1918 and doing his first movie Laughing Bill Hyde. America adored him for his humor and the little things he would say that made him appear on the radio and traveling to different places in the U.S.

Will Rogers Quotes!

Rogers Favorite quote was- "I have never yet met a man that I didn't like."

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."

"Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco!"

"Americans will feed anyone that's not close to them."

"Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."

Will Rogers died on August 15, 1935 from a plane crash in Alaska with engine problems.