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April 29, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry C. Rogers, co-founder of the world's largest entertainment public relations agency, died Friday at his home in Brentwood. He was 82. Rogers, who always described himself as merely "a Hollywood press agent" although he represented Fortune 500 companies as well as such superstars as Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper, teamed up with Warren Cowan in 1950 to create Rogers & Cowan.
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April 29, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry C. Rogers, co-founder of the world's largest entertainment public relations agency, died Friday at his home in Brentwood. He was 82. Rogers, who always described himself as merely "a Hollywood press agent" although he represented Fortune 500 companies as well as such superstars as Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper, teamed up with Warren Cowan in 1950 to create Rogers & Cowan.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Charles Champlin is the former arts editor of The Times
On Wednesday, Henry Rogers, who recently retired as the founding partner of the entertainment publicity firm, Rogers and Cowan, is being honored at a $350 a ticket banquet celebrating his 30 years of service to the Music Center as board member and fund-raiser. Gregory Peck will emcee the dinner, which is called "Rogers' Rave Review." Art Buchwald will be the principal speaker and the dinner committee ranges from Rona Barrett to Mike Ovitz by way of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly.
NEWS
October 18, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Rogers is a man of his word. When the public relations pioneer was honored Wednesday by the Music Center at a black-tie dinner, he promised the 350 guests gathered in the Beverly Hills Grand Ballroom that the evening would end by 9:30. This would be no easy promise to fulfill. There was a cocktail party to move through, a three-course dinner to consume, speeches, toasts, musical tributes and, for Rogers, 350 hands to shake as he moved about the room.
BOOKS
November 27, 1988 | Janice Mall, Mall is a View news editor.
There have been scores of feminist business books about the strategies women need at work. The idea that a woman must move through her career like a crafty and ever-vigilant foreigner in the enemy camp was bound to have its impact on young women. Henry Rogers, founder and chairman of the executive committee of L.A.'
BUSINESS
January 29, 1986
Ron Rogers, president of Rogers & Associates, has been named president and chief executive of Rogers & Cowan, Los Angeles, a national public relations firm. Rogers, whose firm has been acquired by Rogers & Cowan, is the son of Henry Rogers, a co-founder of Rogers & Cowan. Warren Cowan, the other co-founder, will continue as chairman, and Henry Rogers will become chairman of the executive committee. Paul Bloch, president of the music division, and Richard W.
NEWS
October 18, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Henry Rogers is a man of his word. When the public relations pioneer was honored Wednesday by the Music Center at a black-tie dinner, he promised the 350 guests gathered in the Beverly Hills Grand Ballroom that the evening would end by 9:30. This would be no easy promise to fulfill. There was a cocktail party to move through, a three-course dinner to consume, speeches, toasts, musical tributes and, for Rogers, 350 hands to shake as he moved about the room.
MAGAZINE
July 10, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
IN THE beginning, more or less, was Henry Rogers. Actually, the dapper, 74-year-old press agent recalls, a handful of independent publicists were already peddling tidbits to the columns when he came to Hollywood, fresh from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1934. But Rogers soon founded a firm that would become known as Rogers & Cowan--and helped launch an industry that moved publicity out of the studios and into the hands of the celebrities.
BOOKS
September 20, 1992 | CHRIS GOODRICH
MARK AND LIVY: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him by Resa Willis (Atheneum: $25; 334 pp.). That Livy Clemens, wife to Samuel Clemens / Mark Twain for 34 years, was an intelligent and deeply conscientious woman may be gauged from her thoughts in the wake of the writer's declaration of bankruptcy in 1894.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1991 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Charles Champlin is the former arts editor of The Times
On Wednesday, Henry Rogers, who recently retired as the founding partner of the entertainment publicity firm, Rogers and Cowan, is being honored at a $350 a ticket banquet celebrating his 30 years of service to the Music Center as board member and fund-raiser. Gregory Peck will emcee the dinner, which is called "Rogers' Rave Review." Art Buchwald will be the principal speaker and the dinner committee ranges from Rona Barrett to Mike Ovitz by way of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly.
BOOKS
November 27, 1988 | Janice Mall, Mall is a View news editor.
There have been scores of feminist business books about the strategies women need at work. The idea that a woman must move through her career like a crafty and ever-vigilant foreigner in the enemy camp was bound to have its impact on young women. Henry Rogers, founder and chairman of the executive committee of L.A.'
MAGAZINE
July 10, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY
IN THE beginning, more or less, was Henry Rogers. Actually, the dapper, 74-year-old press agent recalls, a handful of independent publicists were already peddling tidbits to the columns when he came to Hollywood, fresh from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1934. But Rogers soon founded a firm that would become known as Rogers & Cowan--and helped launch an industry that moved publicity out of the studios and into the hands of the celebrities.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1986
Ronald J. Rogers is resigning as president and chief executive of the Rogers & Cowan public relations firm and is undoing the 8-month-old merger of his firm, Rogers & Associates, into Rogers & Cowan. Rogers & Cowan said that its founder, Henry C. Rogers--who is also Ronald's father--will rejoin the Rogers & Cowan board of directors on Oct. 1. Henry Rogers resigned from the board when his son joined the company in January.
SPORTS
August 3, 1986 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
In his short but eventful life, Don Rogers almost always did what most people would consider the right thing. On the football field, the former UCLA and Cleveland Browns safety could be counted on to serve and protect Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. It was not a friendly place for opposing wide receivers. And in Rogers' real neighborhood in suburban Sacramento, he was a one-man support group to his troubled family.
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