Ziegfeld Follies Rise

  • Will Rogers joined the cast of Florenz Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic in 1915, which took place on the roof of the New Amsterdam Theatre after the more tame Follies show below.

  • He was a hit and by 1917 he was touring with the Follies proper.

  • He performed alongside Follies stars like Fanny Brice, Bert Williams, and W. C. Fields.

  • He was a favorite of the Follies girls, known for his respectful treatment of the girls and reputation as a family man.

  • The Rogers and Ziegfeld families grew close. Ziegfeld hated to lose Rogers to the movies, but bore him no ill will.

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