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Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers
Rogers performing at Knott's Berry Farm
Personal information
Birth nameLeonard Franklin Slye
Occupationactor, singer
Instrumentsvocals, guitar
Years active1935 1998
SpouseLucille Ascolese (1933 1935)
Grace Arline Wilkins (1936 1946)
Dale Evans (1947 1998)

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Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 - July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, as well as the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino, Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in more than 100 movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady, (who drove a Jeep called "Nellybelle"), Andy Devine, or the crotchety George "Gabby" Hayes. Rogers's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Evans's nickname was "Queen of the West."

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