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Cincinnati, OH, USA
Place of Death
Apple Valley, CA, USA
Cause of Death
Gospel, Traditional Country, Cowboy, Country Gospel, Religious
Refined/Mannered, Innocent, Earnest, Theatrical, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Earthy, Rollicking, Sentimental, Carefree, Lush, Plaintive
Contemporary Blues, Slide Guitar Blues, Modern Acoustic Blues
Passionate, Gritty, Summery, Reverent, Cathartic, Melancholy, Dramatic, Producer
Profile Bio Text
Roy Rogers moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan and Tim Spencer called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that group he was known as Leonard Slye, then Dick Weston, and finally Roy Rogers. Their songs included "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". They first appeared in the western Rhythm on the Range (1936), starring Bing Crosby and Martha Raye. In 1937 Rogers went solo, and made his first starring film in 1938, Under Western Stars (1938). He made almost 100 films. "The Roy Rogers Show" (1951) ran on CBS from October 1951 through September 1964.
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Full Name at Birth
Leonard Franklin Slye
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
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Penny Edwards, Ronald Reagan, Irene Rich, Hattie McDaniel
Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye; November 5, 1911 â€“ 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.
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Actor, Singer, Producer, Musician
Claim to Fame
The Old Barn Dance (1938)
1932–1998, 1935–1984 (acting)
www.royrogers.com Musical career
Music Genre (Text)
Sons of the Pioneers
royrogers.com Musical career
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