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Will Rogers

Will Rogers is a beloved entertainer, humorist, newspaper columnist and film star. Born on his family’s ranch near Oologah, Will began his career as a performer in vaudeville. His roping act landed him a leading role in the Ziegfield Follies, skyrocketing his film career. His popularity increased in the 1920s with a syndicated newspaper column and numerous radio appearances. Before his tragic death in August 1935, Rogers starred in 71 film productions and authored more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. You can discover more about Will and his life in Claremore at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum or by visiting the Birthplace Ranch located outside Oologah.