William "Will" Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer, actor, and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.
Will Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma).
He traveled around the world three times.
He acted in 71 movies, mostly silent films.
He wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns.
Will had a great way of saying things.
Here are a few quotes:"Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious."
"An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh."
"Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."
By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people.
Will Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska.