(DECEASED) ORIGINAL Autograph 8 x 10 EXCELLENT SIGNATURE QUALITY AUTHENTICATED BY JSA (JAMES SPENCE AUTHENTICATION)S Charles Edward "Buddy" Rogers (August 13, 1904 - April 21, 1999) was an American actor and jazz musician. Rogers was born to Maude and Bert Henry Rogers in Olathe, Kansas. He studied at the University of Kansas where he became an active member of Phi Kappa Psi. In the mid-1920s he began acting professionally in Hollywood films. A talented trombonist skilled on several other musical instruments, Rogers performed with his own jazz band in motion pictures and on radio. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy as a flight training instructor. According to American Dance Bands On Record and Film (19151942), compiled by Richard J. Johnson and Bernard H. Shirley (Rustbooks Publishing, 2010), Rogers was not a bandleader in the normal use of the term. Instead, he was a film actor who fronted a band for publicity purposes. His later bands were organized by Milt Shaw. In 1930, he recorded 2 records for Columbia as a solo singer with a small jazz band accompanying. In 1932, he signed with Victor and recorded 4 sweet dance band records. In 1938, He signed with Vocalion and recorded 6 swing records Nicknamed "Buddy", his most remembered performance in film was opposite Clara Bow in the 1927 Academy Award winning Wings, the first film ever honored as Best Picture. Respected by his peers for his work in film and for his humanitarianism, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sci ences honored Rogers in 1986 with The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In 1937, Rogers became the third husband of silent film legend Mary Pickford, a woman twelve years his senior. The couple adopted two children¢Roxanne (born 1944, adopted in 1944) and Ronald Charles (born 1937, adopted in 1943)¢and remained married for 42 years until Pickford's death in 1979.