Charles "Buddy" Rogers

Charles Rogers

Highest Rated: 93% Wings (1927)

Lowest Rated: 93% Wings (1927)

Birthday: Aug 13, 1904

Birthplace: Olathe, Kansas, USA

He starred in the first Hollywood film to earn an Academy Award for Best Picture, but Charles "Buddy" Rogers's most cherished role was as Mr. Mary Pickford. Scouted by Paramount in 1925, the surpassingly handsome university undergrad was introduced to moviegoers in comedies starring W. C. Fields and Clara Bow. Paramount brought him west in 1927, but prominent parts failed to materialize. Rogers was on the verge of quitting when director William Wellman cast him as a World War I fighter pilot in "Wings" (1927), whose innovation and realism were rewarded with the first Best Picture Oscar. Rogers found offscreen love in the arms of his "My Best Girl" (1927) co-star Mary Pickford, but he had to wait a decade for Pickford to divorce Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. In the interim, he led a dance band, debuted on Broadway, worked in England, and developed a cinematic reputation as America's Boyfriend, a distinction that netted him 20,000 fan letters a month. After his 1937 marriage to Pickford, Rogers withdrew from the limelight to produce films, to serve his country in World War II, and to entertain American troops during the Korean War. Rogers and Pickford remained one of Hollywood's longest-married couples, a union that lasted until her death in 1979. Devoted to philanthropic pursuits and preserving Pickford's legacy, Rogers enjoyed the quintessential Palm Springs retirement until his own passing in 1999 marked the final chapter of an American success story that could have been written only in Hollywood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parson and the Outlaw Rev. Jericho Jones (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Trust Your Husband Claude Kimball (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Innocent Affair Claude Kimball (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost Dennis Lindsay (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire at Sea Dennis Lindsay (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Errors Alf (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Baby Dennis Lindsay (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Trouble Alfred "Alf" Prattle (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Make a Night of It Jack Kent (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Way Please Brad Morgan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Himself (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Man Rhythm Johnny Roberts (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Reckless Age Bradley Ingals (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along Came Youth Larry Brooks (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Eagles Lieutenant Robert Banks (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Follow Thru Jerry Downes (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heads Up Heads Up (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half Way to Heaven Ned Lee (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 89% My Best Girl Joseph 'Joe' Grant (Character) - 1927
93% 78% Wings Jack Powell (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Your Man Robert Albin (Character) - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet So's Your Old Man Kenneth Murchison (Character) - 1926

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967

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