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Buddy Rogers

Biography

Receiver of The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Prize in 1986, he’s good remembered for his efficiency in the 1st Academy Award being successful film for Ideal Picture, Wings. He begun to appear in movies beginning in 1926, sometimes showcasing his abilities being a trombonist and general musician within a jazz music group in such films and on radio aswell. He made various other appearances in movies such as for example My Best Young lady, Safety in Amounts, and Let’s Create a Nights It. Following the loss of life of his initial wife, he wedded Beverly Ricondo. His initial wife was renowned silent film celebrity Mary Pickford.

Quick Facts


Full Name Buddy Rogers
Date Of Birth August 13, 1904
Died April 21, 1999, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Place Of Birth Olathe, KS
Height 1.88 m
Weight 103 kg
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Beverly Ricondo, Mary Pickford
Children Ronald Charles Rogers, Roxanne Rogers
Parents Bert Henry Rogers, Maude Rogers
Movies Wings, My Best Girl, Paramount on Parade, The Parson and the Outlaw, Fascinating Youth, So's Your Old Man, Follow Thru, Safety in Numbers, Old Man Rhythm, Young Eagles, The Road to Reno, Get Your Man, Abie's Irish Rose, Close Harmony, An Innocent Affair, Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost, Mexican Spitfire at Sea, This Way Please, The Mexican Spitfire's Baby, Half Way to Heaven, The Stolen Jools, Working Girls, Sleep, My Love, Golden Hoofs, Little Iodine, High School Hellcats, House of Errors, Don't Trust Your Husband, The Lawyer's Secret, River of Romance, This Reckless Age, Let's Make a Night of It, Along Came Youth, Heads Up, Someone to Love, Varsity, Stork Bites Man, Illusion, Once in a Million, Susie Steps Out, Double Trouble, The Adventures of Don Coyote
TV Shows Cavalcade of Bands
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1He was a lifelong conservative Republican.
2His father, Bert H. Rogers, was a newsman who later became a probate judge in Johnson County.
3During the early 1930s he led his own orchestra which featured, among others, an exciting young drummer named Gene Krupa. Rogers himself played the trombone. The band debuted on Broadway in 1932 (in Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.'s "Hot-Cha!"). Rogers himself also enjoyed a reasonably successful solo career in vaudeville, theatre and on radio.
4He had two children with Mary Pickford, Ronald "Ronnie" Charles Rogers (born 1937, adopted 1943, died in 2007 from osteoporosis) and Roxanne (born 1944, adopted that same year).
5He had a granddaughter, Katina, from his daughter Roxanne.
6He became estranged from daughter Roxanne when, at age 18, she ran off to marry a man her parents did not approve of.
7Paid for his grandchildren to go to school.
8His second wife, Beverly, a well-regarded philanthropist in the Palm Desert area, passed away at the age of 79 on January 3, 2007.
9Son-in-law of Charlotte Smith.
10Brother-in-law of Lottie Pickford and Jack Pickford.
11He reported that Clark Gable "once told Mary [Mary Pickford] when we got married, that it wouldn't last six months" because he was 11 years younger than her. They were married for 42 years until her death in 1979. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy as a flight training instructor. Played several musical instruments in all sections of the orchestra.
12Hobbies: Music and gymnastics


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Petticoat Junction1968TV SeriesBuddy Rogers
The Lucy Show1967TV SeriesBuddy
The Parson and the Outlaw1957Rev. Jericho Jones (as Buddy Rogers)
An Innocent Affair1948Claude Kimball
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost1942Dennis Lindsay
Mexican Spitfire at Sea1942Dennis Lindsay
Sing for Your Supper1941Larry Hays
The Mexican Spitfire's Baby1941Dennis Lindsay
Golden Hoofs1941Dean MacArdle
Swing Vacation1939Short
This Way Please1937Brad Morgan
Let's Make a Night of It1937Jack Kent (as Buddy Rogers)
Once in a Million1936Pierre (as Charles Rogers)
Old Man Rhythm1935Johnny Roberts
Dance Band1935Buddy Morgan
Take a Chance1933Kenneth Raleigh
Best of Enemies1933Jimmie Hartman (as Buddy Rogers)
Nick Kenny's Radio Thrills No. 21933ShortSinger
This Reckless Age1932Bradley Ingals
Working Girls1931Boyd Wheeler
The Road to Reno1931Tom Wood
The Lawyer's Secret1931Laurie Roberts (as Charles Rogers)
The Stolen Jools1931Short'Buddy' Rogers (as Buddy Rogers)
Along Came Youth1930Larry Brooks
Heads Up1930Jack Mason
Follow Thru1930Jerry Downes
Galas de la Paramount1930Buddy Rogers - Episode 'Love Time'
Safety in Numbers1930William Butler Reynolds
Young Eagles1930Lieutenant Robert Banks
Halfway to Heaven1929Ned Lee
Illusion1929Carlee Thorpe
River of Romance1929Tom Rumford
Close Harmony1929Al West
Red Lips1928Hugh Carver / Buddy
Someone to Love1928William Shelby
Varsity1928Jimmy Duffy
Abie's Irish Rose1928Abie Levy
Get Your Man1927Robert Albin (as Charles Rogers)
My Best Girl1927Joe Grant (as Charles Rogers)
Wings1927Jack Powell (as Charles Rogers)
So's Your Old Man1926Kenneth Murchison
More Pay - Less Work1926Willia Hinchfield (as Charles Rogers)
Fascinating Youth1926Teddy Ward

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Of Mind and Music2014performer: "IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON"
This Way Please1937performer: "Is It Love or Is It Infatuation?"
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935Short performer: "12th Street Rag" - uncredited
Old Man Rhythm1935performer: "I Never Saw a Better Night"
New Deal Rhythm1933Short performer: "New Deal Rhythm" - uncredited
Follow Thru1930performer: "A Peach of a Pair", "It Must Be You"
Safety in Numbers1930"Do You Play, Madam?", "I'd Like to Be a Bee in Your Boudoir", "You Appeal to Me", uncredited / performer: "My Future Just Passed", "Do You Play, Madam?", "I'd Like to Be a Bee in Your Boudoir", "The Pick-Up", "You Appeal to Me" - uncredited
Paramount on Parade1930performer: "Anytime's the Time to Fall in Love"
Close Harmony1929performer: "I'm All A-Twitter And All A-Twirl"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film1997Documentary executive producer
High School Hellcats1958executive producer - as Charles Buddy Rogers
Hot Rod Gang1958executive producer - as Charles Buddy Rogers
The Parson and the Outlaw1957producer
Sleep, My Love1948producer - as Chas. Buddy Rogers
Stork Bites Man1947producer
The Adventures of Don Coyote1947producer - as Buddy Rogers
Susie Steps Out1946producer
Little Iodine1946producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Clara's co-star in 'Wings' (voice, as Buddy Rogers)
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film1997DocumentaryHimself / Various Roles
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Talking Pictures1988TV Series documentaryHimself
All-Star Party for Clint Eastwood1986TV SpecialHimself
The Mystery of Al Capone's Vaults1986TV Special documentaryHimself (as Buddy Rogers)
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Interviewee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - In Audience
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '701970TV MovieHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1949-1969TV SeriesHimself - Audience Bow / Himself - Singer
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
This Is Your Life1957-1961TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Plays Golf1955ShortHimself
Songs for Sale1952TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Bands1951TV SeriesHimself
We, the People1949TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform1943Documentary shortHimself
Twelfth Street Rag1942ShortHimself
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 21941Documentary shortHimself - at Motion Picture Home Dedication (uncredited)
Polo with the Stars1941ShortHimself - Polo Player (uncredited)
Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival1940Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 21937Documentary shortHimself
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle1935ShortHimself (as Charles ['Buddy'] Rogers and his California Cavaliers)
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #61933ShortHimself (as Buddy Rogers)
New Deal Rhythm1933ShortHimself
Running Hollywood1932ShortHimself
Paramount on Parade1930Himself / Boy Singer (Love Time)
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 131930ShortHimself
A Trip Through the Paramount Studio1927Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Clara Bow: Hollywood's Lost Screen Goddess2012TV Movie documentaryJack Powell
Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies2008DocumentaryHimself
Burn Hollywood Burn2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk2007Video documentaryHimself - Actor
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The Celluloid Closet1995DocumentaryJack Powell (uncredited)
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHimself
Highlight: The Singing Cinema1964
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 11937Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 111937Documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Founder's AwardGolden Boot Awards
1986Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6135 Hollywood Blvd.

TitleSalary
Wings (1927)$75 .00 (weekly)


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