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Kent Rogers

Occupation  Actor
Years active  1937-1944

Name  Kent Rogers
Role  Actor
Kent Rogers
Full Name  Kent Byron Rogers
Born  July 31, 1923 (1923-07-31) Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Cause of death  Killed in training flight accident in World War Two
Died  July 9, 1944, Pensacola, Florida, United States
Movies  Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid, Bugs Bunny and the Three, Hollywood Steps Out, The Bashful Buzzard, The Squawkin' Hawk
Similar People  Bob Clampett, Mel Blanc, Treg Brown, Leon Schlesinger, Ben Hardaway

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Kent Byron Rogers (July 31, 1923 – July 9, 1944) was an American actor and impressionist who appeared in several live-action shorts and features, and a voice actor for Warner Bros. and Walter Lantz Productions.

Career

Rogers amassed an impressive resume of roles during his short career. For Warner Brothers he portrayed several Hollywood stars in Hollywood Steps Out, and lent his voice to The Heckling Hare, Porky's Pastry Pirates, Horton Hatches the Egg, The Squawkin' Hawk and Super-Rabbit. Rogers also provided the original voice of Beaky Buzzard in Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid and The Bashful Buzzard. He also provided the voice of Junior Bear in Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears, the initial 1944 entry of Chuck Jones' The Three Bears series, and the original voice of Henery Hawk in The Squawkin' Hawk.

For Walter Lantz Productions he voiced Woody Woodpecker in five theatrical cartoon shorts released from 1942 to 1943.

Death

Rogers died in the crash of a training flight at Pensacola, Florida, while he was an Ensign in the Navy during World War II. Stan Freberg and Mel Blanc replaced Rogers as the voice of Beaky Buzzard, though the character's appearances were limited after Rogers' death.

Rogers is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI.

References

Kent Rogers Wikipedia


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