People: People, Feb. 18, 1946

Will Rogers Jr., 35, set out to add to the U.S. scene a new kind of public character: a U.S. Senator who was also a Hollywood star. Ex-Congressman Rogers (who resigned to join the Army in 1944) prepared to: 1) run for Senator from California; 2) play the title role in a Warner Bros, movie about his late, gum-chewing, rope-twirling father.

Elliott Roosevelt planned a U.S. lecture tour, and Winston Churchill's bumptious son Randolph reportedly had the same idea. (A possible brothers-under-the-skin act nobody would talk about: a debate between the two.) But...

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