Charles "Buddy" Rogers

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Charles "Buddy" Rogers

Charles Edward "Buddy" Rogers (August 13, 1904 – April 21, 1999) was an American actor and jazz musician. He was popular during the 1920s and 1930s. He was known as "America's Boy Friend". Rogers was born in Olathe, Kansas. He was in the United States Navy during World War II. Rogers' best known role was as Jack Powell in the first Academy Award-winning movie Wings (1927).

From 1937 until her death in 1979, Rogers was married to actress Mary Pickford. Rogers was rumored to be bisexual and had an affair with Gene Raymond who was married to Jeanette MacDonald.[1]

Rogers died on April 21, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, California at the age of 94.[2]

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  1. "Gods and Foolish Grandeur: Gene Raymond, Buddy Rogers, and three rather odd Hollywood marriages". Nov 10, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  2. Brooks, Patricia; Brooks, Jonathan (2006). "Chapter 8: East L.A. and the Desert". Laid to Rest in California: a guide to the cemeteries and grave sites of the rich and famous. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-7627-4101-4. OCLC 70284362.

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