Fred Rogers

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Birth Name: Fred Rogers
Born: 03/20/1928
Birth Place: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA
Death Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 02/27/2003

Born Frederick McFeely Rogers on March 20, 1928, in Latrobe, PA, Rogers spent the majority of his youth as the only child of James and Nancy Rogers. He credited the many years he spent alone for shaping his creativity and imagination. In childhood, Rogers spent much of his free time with his maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely, who gave his beloved grandson a lifelong interest in music and puppetry.

After high school, Rogers studied briefly at Dartmouth College before transferring in 1948 to Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. There, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition. Rogers would also meet his future wife, Sara Joanne Byrd, there. The two married a year after Roge... Continue Bio >>

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