Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Will Rogers

Today we feature a portrait of American Cowboy and humorist Will Rogers. Rogers was one of the most beloved characters of the early 1900's and was described as Oklahoma's favorite son. He was a popular performer until his death in a plane crash in Alaska in 1935.

3 comments:

  1. Amazing that a man who was so incredibly influentional and popular when he was alive should today be almost forgotten.

    "Fame is an illusive thing -- here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months." -- Henry Miller

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  2. I agree. I am suprised how many people today don't know about Will. He was instrumental in providing a suffering society with a little comic relief during the first part of the Great Depression

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  3. "He was instrumental in providing a suffering society with a little comic relief during the first part of the Great Depression"

    I think of his great wisdom more than his humour.

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