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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), the cowboy humorist, came to Greenville on April 6, 1926, and gave two performances to 5,000 fans. Rogers was born on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. He later joined a Wild West show as a trick roper and entered the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at once. Rogers toured the world, wrote a syndicated news column and six books, appeared in 50 silent films and 21 talking movies, and was a popular radio personality. He died at the age of 55 when his plane crashed in Alaska.
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23396
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Will Rogers (1879-1935), the cowboy humorist, came to Greenville on April 6, 1926, and gave two performances at the Eastern Carolina Exposition to a total of 5,000 fans. Rogers was born on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. He later joined a wild-west show as a trick roper. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at once. Rogers toured the world, wrote six books and a syndicated news column, appeared in 50 silent films and 21 talking movies, and was a popular radio personality. He died at the age of 55 when his plane crashed in Alaska. Jim Brewer, a Greenville Boy Scout, got to be Will Rogers’ errand boy while Rogers stayed at the Proctor Hotel.