Will Rogers (1879-1935,) was born in the Indian Territory, now known as Oklahoma. His fascination with rope tricks and the lasso led him to perform on the vaudeville stage in North America and Europe. As his fame grew, he became a widely known movie actor, radio personality, and journalist. "I never met a man I didn't like," he once exclaimed. Will Rogers' sunny smile was lost to the world when he died in a plane crash in Alaska.