Charles "Buddy" Rogers - Honored in 2007

  • photo of Buddy RogersRed Brick School Class of 1922

    (Aug. 13, 1904 — April 12, 1999)

    After graduation, he studied at the University of Kansas where he took a screen test for Paramount Pictures. He starred in silent films including the Academy Award-winner “Wings” in 1927. A talented trombonist skilled on several other musical instruments, he performed with his own jazz band in motion pictures and on radio.

    (Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museums)