Was married to Jean Lorraine, with whom he formed a comic ballroom dance act as "Lorraine and Rognan." Together, they appeared as a specialty routine in two Paramount musical films, The Fleet's In (1942), in which they danced to "I Remember You" backed by Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra, and Salute for Three (1943), in which they entertained at a serviceman's canteen. Both Lorraine and Rognan were among the 39 passengers on the ill-fated USO plane which crashed on February 22, 1943 off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, on which singer Jane Froman was among the 14 survivors. Read more... Rognan was a fatality. The disaster, and Froman's recovery, were basis for the 1952 film biography of Froman With a Song in My Heart (1952), starring Susan Hayward. In its June 16, 1943 review of "Salute for Three," Variety opined, "Jeanne (sic) Lorraine and the late Roy Rognan (who lost his life in the Lisbon clipper crash) score heavily with their classic comedy ballroom dancing."