Roswell B. Rogers

Roswell B. Rogers, a four-time Emmy-nominated writer, died Aug. 6 from complications due to Parkinson’s disease at his daughter’s home in Monterey County. He was 87.

Rogers garnered all four of his Emmy nominations while serving as the head writer for “Father Knows Best.” Prior to that, in 1953, he wrote scripts for the radio version of the show.

After moving to Hollywood in 1934, Rogers started his career writing for several radio programs, including “Texaco Star Theater,” “The Old Gold Show” and “The Lum and Abner Show.”

Rogers also has two screenplays to his credit, “The Million Dollar Duck” and “Charlie and the Angel,” both written for the Walt Disney Co., after retiring from television in 1970.

A South Dakota native, Rogers attended the U. of Missouri and graduated from Sioux Falls College.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris, a son, two daughters and six grandchildren.

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