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October 1, 2022

35 Vintage Portrait Photos of Charles “Buddy” Rogers in the 1920s and ’30s

Born 1904 in Olathe, Kansas, American actor and musician Charles “Buddy” Rogers began acting professionally in Hollywood films in the mid-1920s. During the peak of his popularity in the late 1920s and early 1930s he was publicized as “America’s Boyfriend”.

A talented trombonist skilled on several other musical instruments, Rogers performed with his own dance band in motion pictures and on radio. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy as a flight training instructor.

Rogers’ most-remembered performance in film was opposite Clara Bow in the 1927 Academy Award winning Wings, the first film ever honored as Best Picture. In 1968, he appeared as himself in an episode of Petticoat Junction titled “Wings”, a direct reference to the silent movie.

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Rogers has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6135 Hollywood Blvd, which was dedicated on February 8, 1960. A Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to him in 1993.

Rogers died died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California in 1999, at the age of 94 of natural causes. Take a look at these vintage photos to see portraits of a young and handsome Charles "Buddy" Rogers in the 1920 and 1930s.


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