Charles (Buddy) Rogers

Red 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)