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Overview (4)

Born in Olathe, Kansas, USA
Died in Rancho Mirage, California, USA  (natural causes)
Nickname America's Boyfriend
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Charles 'Buddy' Rogers was born on August 13, 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Wings (1927), This Way Please (1937) and Follow Thru (1930). He was married to Beverly Ricono and Mary Pickford. He died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Beverly Ricono (23 July 1981 - 21 April 1999) ( his death)
Mary Pickford (26 June 1937 - 29 May 1979) ( her death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

Hobbies: Music and gymnastics
He 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.
Brother-in-law of Lottie Pickford and Jack Pickford.
Son-in-law of Charlotte Smith.
His second wife, Beverly, a well-regarded philanthropist in the Palm Desert area, passed away at the age of 79 on January 3, 2007.
Paid for his grandchildren to go to school.
He became estranged from daughter Roxanne when, at age 18, she ran off to marry a man her parents did not approve of.
He had a granddaughter, Katina, from his daughter Roxanne.
He 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).
During 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.
His father, Bert H. Rogers, was a newsman who later became a probate judge in Johnson County.
Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond were married June 16, 1937. Nine days later, Mary Pickford and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers were wed. That same night, both couples left aboard the liner Lurline to honeymoon in Honolulu. Their respective cabins were adjacent, and Raymond and Rogers seem to have already been quite well acquainted. According to reliable sources, the two wives found the two grooms commencing a honeymoon of their own.
He was a lifelong conservative Republican.
Born to Maude and Bert Henry Rogers. Attended Olathe high school and Univ. of Kansas. He trained at the Paramount Picture School.

Salary (1)

Wings (1927) $75 .00 (weekly)

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