Kent Rogers

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Kent Rogers
Born Kent Byron Rogers
(1923-07-31)July 31, 1923
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 9, 1944(1944-07-09) (aged 20)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death
Killed in training flight accident in World War Two
Occupation Actor
Years active 1937-1944

Kent 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..

Career[edit]

Rogers amassed an impressive resume of roles during his short career. He portrayed several Hollywood stars in Hollywood Steps Out. He also lent his voice to The Heckling Hare, Porky's Pastry Pirates, Horton Hatches the Egg, The Squawkin' Hawk and Super Rabbit.

Rogers was the original voice of Beaky Buzzard, seen here in Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid

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.

Death[edit]

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

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