Will Rogers vs Roy Rogers

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Vaudeville Performer, Humorist
King of the Cowboys
Net worth 2018
$100 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Residence
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
United States
Country
United States
04/11/1879
BirthDay
05/11/1911
August 15, 1935
Died On
July 6, 1998
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1936

In 1936, Will Rogers Memorial Center was built in Texas with his life size statue and the NVA Hospital located in Saranac Lake, New York was renamed to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital in his honor by the National Vaudeville Artists association

1935

He died on August 15, 1935 in a plane crash along with the famous pilot, Wiley Post near Point Barrow, Alaska

1933

Bull’ in 1933, ‘David Harum’ and ‘Judge Priest’ in 1934 and many more

1930

He also made radio broadcasts for the Gulf Oil Company from 1930 to 1935

1929

In 1929, when sound was introduced in movies, he made movies such as ‘State Fair’ and ‘Dr

1922

In addition to films, he worked for The New York Times from 1922 to 1935 and also wrote for the magazine, ‘The Saturday Evening Post’

1918

In 1918, he made his first silent movie ‘Laughing Bill Hyde’

1916

In 1916, he performed in ‘The Wall Street Girl’ and soon made his way to perform for the famous theatrical productions, ‘Ziegfeld Follies’, where he performed from 1916 to 1925

1915

In 1915, he started his Broadway career and appeared in the Florenz Ziegfeld's ‘Midnight Frolic’

1908

In 1908, he married Betty Blake and they were blessed with four children; Will Rogers, Jr

1904

In 1904, he began to try his roping skills on the vaudeville circuits

1902

In 1902, he joined Texas Jack’s Wild West Circus as a trick roper and rider

1898

From 1898 to 1902, he worked in Texas as a cowboy and then as a gaucho in Argentina

1879

He was born on November 4, 1879 at the Dog Iron Ranch in Indian Territory, near present day Oologah, Oklahoma to Clement Van Rogers, a rancher and Mary America Schrimsher

1998

Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998 in California and three years later his wife Dale Evans also passed away

1970

In the early 1970s, he sold the rights to his name to the Marriott corporation and they used his name, which represented his stature, popularity and fan following, to convert their Hot Shoppes locations to ‘Roy Rogers Restaurants’

1962

In 1962, Rogers and his wife Evan co-hosted a comedy-western-variety program ‘The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show’

1951

Although Rogers became an American idol and an iconic cowboy superstar the moment he stepped in the industry but the peak of his success was during the time ‘The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957)’ ran on the television

1947

He was married to actress Dale Evans from 1947 until his death

1940

Rogers played a supporting role in the John Wayne classic ‘Dark Command’ in 1940, which made him into a bigger box office sensation

1939

From 1939-1954, he made it to the Motion Picture Heralds’ Top Ten Money-Making Western Stars Poll and was listed in it for 15 years at a stretch

1938

Rogers adopted his screen name ‘Roy Rogers’ in 1938 and little did he know that he would soon become an American idol when he was selected to replace Gene Autry

1936

They were married from 1936-1946 and had two children Cheryl Darlene and Roy, Jr

1934

Throughout 1934, the group ‘Sons of the Pioneers’ produced hit songs like ‘Cool Water’ and ‘Tumbling Tumbleweeds’ and in the following year, he made many appearances as a singing cowboys in films like, ‘Slightly Static’, ‘The Old Homestead’, etc

1932

In 1932, Rogers went on a musical tour with ‘O-Bar-O Cowboys’ and did gigs at the New Mexico radio station

1930

But soon the Great Depression in 1930 took away everything and Roy had to live in worker campsites

1913

For a more stable life, Rogers’ family bought a land in Portsmouth and parked the houseboat on the property because of the flood of 1913 in Ohio

1911

Roy Rogers was born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Andrew and Mattie Slye