Charles Rogers Biography (1904-1999)

Born Charles Rogers, August 13, 1904, in Olathe, KS; died April 21, 1999, inRancho Mirage, CA; son of Maude and Bert Henry Rogers; married Mary Pickford(an actress), June 26, 1937 (died, 1979); married Beverly Ricono, 1980; children: (first marriage) Roxanne, Ronald. Avocational interests: Music, gymnastics. Career: Actor, producer, and bandleader. Also philanthropist active in the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the Jewish Fund for theAged, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Veteran's Assistance League, the University of Southern California School of Cinema, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the USO. Awards, Honors: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1986.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, Producer, Bandleader
Birth Details
August 13, 1904
Olathe, Kansas, United States
Death Details
April 21, 1999
Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Kenneth Murchison, So's Your Old Man, Famous Players, 1926
  • Teddy Ward, Fascinating Youth, Paramount, 1926
  • Willia Hinchfield, More Pay--Less Work, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1926
  • John "Jack" Powell, Wings, Paramount, 1927
  • Joe Grant, My Best Girl, United Artists, 1927
  • Robert de Bellecontre, Get Your Man, Paramount, 1927
  • Abie Levy, Abie's Irish Rose, Paramount, 1928
  • Jimmy Duffy, Varsity, Paramount, 1928
  • William Shelby, Someone to Love, Paramount, 1928
  • Hugh Carver/Buddy, Red Lips (also known as Cream of the Earth), Universal, 1928
  • Al West, Close Harmony, Paramount, 1929
  • Tom Rumford/Colonel Blake, River of Romance, Paramount, 1929
  • Parson, Perfect Day, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1929
  • Carlee Thorpe, Illusion, Paramount, 1929
  • Ned Lee, Halfway to Heaven, Paramount, 1929
  • Cigar clerk, Outside the Law, Universal, 1930
  • Jack Mason, Heads Up, Paramount, 1930
  • Lieutenant Robert Banks, Young Eagles, Paramount, 1930
  • Guest Star, Paramount on Parade, Paramount, 1930
  • William Butler Reynolds, Safety in Numbers, Paramount, 1930
  • Jerry Downes, Follow Thru, Paramount, 1930
  • Larry Brooks, Along Came Youth, Paramount, 1930
  • Himself, The Slippery Pearls (also known as The Stolen Jools), Warner Bros., 1931
  • Working Girls, Paramount, 1931
  • Tom Wood, The Road to Reno, Paramount, 1931
  • Insurgent Convict, Pardon Us (also known as Jail Birds), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1931
  • Laurie Roberts, The Lawyer's Secret, Paramount, 1931
  • Bradley Ingals, This Reckless Age, Paramount, 1932
  • Rogers the Butler, Pack Up Your Troubles, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1932
  • Jimmie Hartman, The Best of Enemies, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1933
  • Kenneth Raleigh, Take a Chance, Paramount, 1933
  • Johnny Roberts, Old Man Rhythm, RKO Radio Pictures, 1935
  • Buddy Morgan, Dance Band, British International, 1935
  • Pierre, Weekend Millionaire, British International, 1937
  • Brad Morgan, This Way Please, Paramount, 1937
  • Jack Kent, Let's Make a Night of It, Universal, 1937
  • Larry Hays, Sing for Your Supper, Columbia, 1941
  • Dennis Lindsay, Mexican Spitfire's Baby, RKO Radio Pictures, 1941
  • Dean MacArdle, Golden Hoofs, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1941
  • Double Trouble, Monogram, 1941
  • Harry, They Raid By Night, Producers Releasing, 1942
  • Dennis Lindsay, Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost, RKO Radio Pictures,1942
  • Dennis Lindsay, Mexican Spitfire at Sea, RKO Radio Pictures, 1942
  • House of Errors, Producers Releasing, 1942
  • Goebbels, That Nazty Nuisance, United Artists, 1943
  • Butler, The Dancing Masters, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1943
  • Claude Kimball, Don't Trust Your Husband, United Artists, 1948
  • Reverend Jericho Jones, The Parson and the Outlaw, Columbia, 1957
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Except Where Indicated
  • Susie Steps Out, United Artists, 1946
  • Little Iodine, United Artists, 1946
  • The Adventures of Don Coyote, United Artists, 1947
  • Stork Bites Man, United Artists, 1947
  • The Parson and the Outlaw, Columbia, 1957
  • High School Hellcats (also known as School for Violence), American International Pictures, 1958
  • Executive Producer, Hot Rod Gang, American International Pictures,1958
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Cavalcade of Bands, Dumont, 1951
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Wings," Petticoat Junction, CBS, 1968
  • Specials
  • Honoree, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1986

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People, May 10, 1999, p. 213
    • Variety, April 26, 1999, p. 59.*

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