No. 39 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut cigarettes
WILL ROGERS, who is noted for his inexhaustible fund of dry, philosophical humour, was born November 4th, 1879, near Claremore, Oklahoma, and christened William Penn Adair Rogers. At seventeen he was a cattle-puncher, and later continued this occupation in the Argentine. When the Boer War broke out he worked his way to Cape Town to join up, but the war had ended by the time he arrived, and he joined a Wild West show. This began his vaudeville career, which lasted for eight years. He has had greater success in talkies than in silent films; his latest include David Harum, Handy Andy and Judge Priest.