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McFall Brings Will Rogers
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Gene McFall (before he assumed his Will Rogers persona) at the Collinsville
Baptist Church Tuesday May 4th.
for pilot Wiley Post and Will Rogers
as published in Collinsville in 1935.
of 1st and 2nd graders dominated the crowd for Gene McFall's "Witty World
of Will Rogers" program.
spent 6 years in Hollywood trying to find his niche. He was actor James Whitmore's
understudy in a one-man show about Will Rogers in the 1980s. Gene wrote his
own show in 1989 called the "Witty World of Will Rogers" and has
been presenting that show to kids and adults ever since. Gene has presented
his show many times for the Library system here in Collinsville. Gene was
born in Kentucky and started his acting "career" with the lead role
in "Tom Sawyer" as a youth in school.