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Roy Rogers



Born Leonard Slye, Rogers moved to California as a migratory fruit picker in 1929. He formed a singing duo with a cousin, later changing his name to Dick Weston and forming a singing group, the Sons of the Pioneers; the group became successful, and appeared on Los Angeles radio and later in films. In 1935 he began appearing in bit roles in Westerns onscreen; by the early '40s Rogers had succeeded Gene Autry as "King of the Cowboys." His success was aided by the fact that Autry went to war and Rogers didn't; he also copied Autry's singing cowboy formula and wore clothes that went one better than Autry's ostentatiously fancy duds. Through the early '50s he starred in dozens of Westerns, often accompanied by his horse, Trigger (billed "the smartest horse in the movies"), and his sidekick, Gabby Hayes; his female lead was often Dale Evans, whom he married in 1947. From 1951-57 he starred in the TV series "The Roy Rogers Show." Meanwhile, he formed a chain of enterprises in the '50s; eventually this combination (a TV production company, Western products distributor/manufacturers, real estate interests, cattle, thoroughbred horses, rodeo shows, and a restaurant chain) was worth over $100 million.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sons of the San Joaquin: Live at the Western Jubilee Warehouse
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Gun Justice Featuring The Lone Ranger
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Frontier Justice
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Roy Rogers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Life on the Frontier
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet America Home of the Brave
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Legendary Cowboy Kings
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Great American Western - Roy Rogers
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet America's Music - The Roots of Country
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Mackintosh and T.J.
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Alias Jesse James
  • Himself
1959
89% Son of Paleface
  • Roy
1952
No Score Yet South of Caliente
  • Roy Rogers
1951
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo
  • Himself
1951
No Score Yet Heart of the Rockies
  • Roy Rogers
1951
No Score Yet Spoilers of the Plains
  • Roy Rogers
1951
No Score Yet Happy Trails Theatre - South Of Caliente
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Trail of Robin Hood
  • Roy Rogers
1950
No Score Yet North of the Great Divide
  • Roy Rogers
1950
No Score Yet Trigger Jr.
  • Roy Rogers
1950
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras
  • State Parole Officer Roy Rogers
1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado
  • Roy Rogers
1950
No Score Yet Sunset in the West
  • Himself
1950
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way
  • Roy Rogers
1949
No Score Yet Susanna Pass
  • Himself
1949
No Score Yet The Golden Stallion
  • Himself
1949
No Score Yet The Far Frontier
  • Roy Rogers
1948
No Score Yet Grand Canyon Trail
  • Roy Rogers
1948
No Score Yet Night Time in Nevada
  • Roy Rogers
1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas
  • U.S. Marshal Roy Rogers
1948
88% Melody Time
  • Himself; Narrator; Singer
1948
No Score Yet Under California Stars
  • Roy Rogers
1948
No Score Yet Gay Ranchero
  • Himself
1948
No Score Yet On the Old Spanish Trail
  • Roy Rogers
1947
No Score Yet Springtime in the Sierras
  • Roy Rogers
1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Angelo
  • Himself
1947
No Score Yet Apache Rose
  • Roy Rogers
1947
No Score Yet Out California Way
  • Roy Rogers
1946
No Score Yet Home in Oklahoma
  • Himself
1946
No Score Yet Song of Arizona
  • Himself
1946
No Score Yet My Pal Trigger
  • Roy Rogers
1946
No Score Yet Under Nevada Skies
  • Roy Rogers
1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas
  • Roy Rogers
1946
No Score Yet Heldorado
  • Roy Rogers
1946
No Score Yet Roll on Texas Moon
  • Himself
1946
No Score Yet Sunset in El Dorado
  • Roy Rogers
1945
No Score Yet Along the Navajo Trail
  • Roy Rogers
1945
No Score Yet Where Do We Go from Here?
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Utah
  • Roy
1945
No Score Yet Don't Fence Me In
  • Roy Rogers
1945
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita
  • Roy Rogers
1945
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe
  • Roy
1944
No Score Yet Song of Nevada
  • Roy
1944
No Score Yet The Yellow Rose of Texas
  • Roy Rogers
1944
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita
  • Roy
1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen
  • Himself
1944
No Score Yet San Fernando Valley
  • Roy Rogers
1944
No Score Yet Silver Spurs
  • Roy Rogers
1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys
  • Roy Rogers
1943
No Score Yet Idaho
  • Roy
1943
No Score Yet Hands Across the Border
  • Roy
1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas
  • Roy Rogers
1943
No Score Yet Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • Roy
1942
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade
  • Roy Rogers
1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers
  • Roy
1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert
  • Roy Rogers/Deputy Bill Sloan
1942
No Score Yet Man from Cheyenne
  • Roy
1942
No Score Yet Heart of the Golden West
  • Roy
1942
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe
  • Roy
1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range
  • Roy Rogers
1942
No Score Yet Jesse James at Bay
  • Jesse James
1941
No Score Yet Bad Man of Deadwood
  • Brett Starr/Bill Brady
1941
No Score Yet Nevada City
  • Jeff Connors
1941
No Score Yet Sheriff of Tombstone
  • Brett Starr
1941
No Score Yet Robin Hood of the Pecos
  • Vance Corgin
1941
No Score Yet Red River Valley
  • Roy Rogers
1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne
  • Steve Blane
1941
No Score Yet Rodeo Dough
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet Young Bill Hickok
  • 'Wild' Bill Hickok
1940
No Score Yet Colorado
  • Lt. Jerry Burke
1940
No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady
  • Capt. Colt
1940
No Score Yet The Carson City Kid
  • Carson City Kid
1940
No Score Yet Young Buffalo Bill
  • Bill Cody
1940
No Score Yet The Dark Command
  • Fletcher 'Fletch' McCloud
1940
No Score Yet Border Legion
  • Actor
1940
No Score Yet West of the Badlands
  • Dr. Stephen Kellogg
1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James
  • Roy
1939
No Score Yet The Arizona Kid
  • Roy Rogers
1939
No Score Yet In Old Caliente
  • Himself
1939
No Score Yet Southward, Ho!
  • Roy
1939
No Score Yet Rough Riders' Round-up
  • Roy Rogers
1939
No Score Yet The Night Riders
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Wall Street Cowboy
  • Roy Rogers
1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley
  • Roy Rogers / Roy Reynolds
1939
No Score Yet Frontier Pony Express
  • Roy Rogers
1939
No Score Yet Under Western Stars
  • Roy Rogers
1938
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Roy
1938
No Score Yet Come On, Rangers
  • Roy Rogers
1938
No Score Yet The Old Barn Dance
  • Singer
1938
No Score Yet Billy the Kid Returns
  • Roy Rogers/Billy the Kid
1938
No Score Yet Singing in the Saddle
  • Actor
1937
No Score Yet The Old Corral
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet The Big Show
  • Sons of the Pioneers Guitarist (uncredited)
1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Saddle
  • Actor
1936

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Actor
No Score Yet Austin City Limits
1983
  • Performer

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