Fred Rogers was the host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, a beloved American children’s show. Many dark and dramatic urban legends surround the man, but make no mistake; Rogers actually was as kind and wholesome as he appeared to be on television. However, there was something sad in his past, and he gave his all to overcome it.
There’s a popular story that Rogers was a sniper for the Marines before turning to television, and that he recorded 150 kills in tattoo form on his arm. Later, he would cover up those marks by wearing a long sweater his mother made for him. It’s all an untrue legend, however, apart from the sweater part; his mother really did make his famous cardigans.