Dale Evans

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Birthday: Oct 31, 1912
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American singer/actress Dale Evans took a stenographer's job while seeking out singing work. A widow at 17, she became a radio and nightclub songstress, married again and set out to try her luck in Hollywood. Few good parts came her way at the major studios (she is barely visible in 20th Century-Fox's Orchestra Wives [1942], which featured an equally unbilled Jackie Gleason), so she had to settle for leading roles at Republic Studios, a "B" factory. She wasn't keen on westerns, but westerns were what she got, co-starring in 20 oaters with Republic's Number One singing cowboy, Roy Rogers. It wasn't until Rogers' first wife died in the late '40s that he and Evans realized that theirs was more than just a happy professional association. Rogers and Evans were married in 1947, assuming the honorary mantle of "King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West;" it was Evans who wrote the couple's enduring theme song, "Happy Trails to You." The Rogers starred together in two TV series, a standard weekly western in the 1950s and an ABC variety show in 1962; in the early '80s, Evans soloed as host of a long-running syndicated religious talk show. Rogers and Evans' marriage was sorely tested by multiple tragedies; of Evans' six children, one was mentally retarded and only three survived past the age of 21. Evans was strengthened by the solidarity of her marriage and by her unwavering religious convictions. To help others to cope with anguish, she has written several uplifting books about the travails and triumphs of her life. She has also been quite active in her pet cause, the prevention of child abuse. In the mid-'90s Dale Evans was in the process of recovering from a serious illness, and resuming her religious and charitable activities.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sons of the San Joaquin: Live at the Western Jubilee Warehouse Actor 2009
No Score Yet Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys Actor 1992
No Score Yet South of Caliente Doris Stewart 1951
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo Actor 1951
No Score Yet Trigger Jr. Kay Harkrider 1950
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras Pat Callahan 1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado Pam Reynolds 1950
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way Ruth Shaw 1949
No Score Yet Susanna Pass Kay `Doc' Parker 1949
No Score Yet The Golden Stallion Stormy Billings 1949
No Score Yet Bells of San Angelo Lee 1947
No Score Yet Apache Rose Billie Colby 1947
No Score Yet Out California Way Dale Evans 1946
No Score Yet Home in Oklahoma Connie Edwards 1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona Clare Summers 1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger Susan Kendrick 1946
No Score Yet Heldorado Carol Randall 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Jackie Dalrymple 1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon Jill Delaney 1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies Helen Williams 1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado Lucille Wiley/Kansas Kate 1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail Lorry Alastair 1945
No Score Yet Utah Dorothy 1945
No Score Yet The Big Show-Off June Mayfield, Night Club Singer 1945
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita Sue Farnum 1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In Reporter Toni Ames 1945
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe Marjorie Brooks 1944
No Score Yet Song of Nevada Joan Barrabee 1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas Betty Weston 1944
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita Ysobel Martinex 1944
No Score Yet San Fernando Valley Dale Kenyon 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) `Cuddles' Walker 1943
No Score Yet Orchestra Wives Girl at soda fountain 1942
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid Actor 1940
No Score Yet The Arizona Kid Actor 1939

TV

CREDIT
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1979

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