BUDDY ROGER AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO


Charles “Buddy” Rogers was born August 13, 1904 – died April 21, 1999. Rogers was an Academy Award-winning American actor and jazz musician. Born in Olathe, Kansas, 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. 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.” 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 U.S. Navy as a flight training instructor. 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 141 Hollywood Blvd. A longtime resident and benefactor of California’s Coachella Valley, Rogers was honored by having a children’s symphony orchestra he and second wife, Beverley Ricondo, a real estate agent he married in 1981, helped found named after him. A street in Cathedral City, California is named after him as well. In 1937, Rogers became the third husband of silent film legend Mary Pickford, a woman twelve years his senior. The couple had 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. Buddy Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California in 1999 at the age of 94 of natural causes, and was interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery near Palm Springs, California. Original Buddy Rogers Autographed 8 x 10 inch, Black & White Photograph. Written: For Frank Sincere Best Wishes, always Buddy. Regular Price – $ 44.00 / Sale Price – $ 19.95.

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