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Roy Rogers

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Rogers in The Carson City Kid, 1940

Source: Wikipedia

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye; November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American singer and cowboy actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. In many of his films and television episodes, he appeared with his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog Bullet. His show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often Pat Brady, Andy Devine, or George "Gabby" Hayes. In his later years, Rogers lent his name to the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain.

Fact file

  • Born: Leonard Franklin Slye November 5, 1911 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: July 6, 1998 (aged 86) Apple Valley, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, California 34°33′25″N 117°08′35″W / 34.5569916°N 117.1429367°W / 34.5569916; -117.1429367
  • Other names: King of the Cowboys, Len Slye
  • Occupation: Singer, actor
  • Years active: 1935–1984 (acting)
  • Style: Western
  • Spouse(s): Lucile Ascolese (1933-1936); Arlene Wilkins (1936-1946); Dale Evans (1947-1998)
  • Website: royrogers.com Musical career
  • Origin: Inglewood, California
  • Genres: Country, Western
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar
  • Years active: 1932–1991
  • Associated acts: Sons of the Pioneers

Read more about Roy Rogers at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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