Fred Rogers

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Fred McFeely Rogers
  • Birth Place: Latrobe, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/20/1928, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 02/27/2003
  • Profession: TV host; producer; writer
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Fred Rogers Fast Facts:
  • Ordained as a Presbyterian minister.
  • All of the sweaters he wore on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood were knitted by his mother, until her death in 1981.
  • Testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications in 1969 to defend funding for public broadcasting.
  • In 1971, formed the nonprofit company Family Communications Inc., which produced Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; the name was later changed to the Fred Rogers Company.
  • Composed more than 200 songs.
  • Won four Daytime Emmys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
  • Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Received more than 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities.
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
  • Last public appearance was as grand marshal of the 2003 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Cal.
  • Fred Rogers Relationships:
  • Sara Rogers - Wife
  • John Rogers - Son
  • Nancy McFeely Rogers - Mother
  • Elaine Rogers - Sister
  • James Hill Rogers - Father
  • James Rogers - Son
  • Fred Rogers Awards:
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Individuals - Nominee
  • 1992 Peabody: Personal Award - Winner
  • 1969 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Nominee
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Nominee
  • 1968 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming - Programs - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (BA in Music, 1951); Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA (MDiv, 1962); attended University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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