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Rogers, Will

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

(1879-1935)

    Extremely popular stage (Ziegfeld Follies), movie and radio comedian best known for his cracker-barrel philosophy and razor-sharp observations on American life. His often-used line “all I know is what I read in the papers” is repeated by his caricature in I Like Mountain Music (Harman/Ising, 1933), after examining a tattered old 1929 business magazine: a commentary on the Depression.

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