Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thursday, December 7, 1933

We rode to school again with Nadine. Stayed for basketball. Daddy and Joyce and Baby Doll and I went over to Mrs. Smith's. Stayed with Mrs. Raifert.

Charles Edward "Buddy" Rogers
Born: August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas
Died: April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California

Rogers studied at the University of Kansas, where he became an active member of
Phi Kappa Psi. In the mid-1920s he began acting professionally in Hollywood films.
A talented trombonist skilled on several other musical instruments, Rogers performed
 with his own jazz band in motion pictures and on radio. During World War II, he served
 in the United States Navy as a flight training instructor.

Nicknamed "Buddy", his most remembered performance in film was opposite Clara Bow
 in the 1927 Academy Award winning Wings, the first film ever honored as "Best Picture."
In 1937, Rogers became the third husband of silent film egend Mary Pickford, a woman
 twelve years his senior. The couple adopted two children—Roxanne (born 1944, adopted
 in 1944) and Ronald Charles (born 1937, adopted in 1943)—and remained married
for 42 years until Pickford's death in 1979.

Respected by his peers for his work in film and for his humanitarianism, the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Rogers in 1986 with The Jean Hersholt
Humanitarian Award. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Charles "Buddy"
 Rogers has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6135 Hollywood Blvd.

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