Charles Buddy Rogers Biography

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Birth Name: Charles Buddy Rogers
Born: 08/13/1904
Birth Place: Olathe, Kansas, USA
Death Place: Rancho Mirage, California, USA
Died: 04/20/1999

With his narrow range but pleasant charm, Rogers headlined a series of undistinguished films at Paramount, including being cast as the Jewish boy in "Abie's Irish Rose" (1929). In 1931, he asked to be let out of his contract with the studio and embarked on a second, minor career as an orchestra leader, forming a band with Johnny Green and Gene Krupa with Mary Martin and Marilyn Maxwell as vocalists. After nearly ten years of pursuing Pickford, he finally convinced her to marry him in 1937. In the early 40s, he replaced Donald Woods as the husband of Lupe Velez in three of the "Mexican Spitfire" movies before embarking on a career as a producer, which saw him oversee (along with Pickford) "Sleep, My Love" (1948), among other pictures. His last feature appearance came in "The Parson and the Outlaw" (1957), which he also produced.