Rogers, Roy (1911)
|Birthname||Leonard Franklin Slye|
|born on||5 November 1911 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )|
|Place||Cincinnati, Ohio, 39n10, 84w27|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°13' 00°12 Asc. 04°21'|
American entertainer, a leading cowboy motion picture star of the '30s who, as a straight-shooter, sang his way into the hearts of fans around the world. He was known for his traveling rodeo, radio programs, TV shows, many records and the 87 films he acted in with his horse Trigger. From 1941-1954, Rogers was the number one Western star at the box office. His TV series went into syndication after its run from 1951 to 1957. For years, he traveled the rodeo, parade and county fair circuit.
In 1930, Leonard Slye went to Hollywood as a radio singer, starting a group called the "Rocky Mountaineers." He segued into a group called the "Pioneer Trio," which became "The Sons of the Pioneers." In 1937, Slye signed a contract with Republic Studios, which changed his name to Roy Rogers. His first film came out the following year, "Under Western Stars."
He was widowed in 1946 when he lost his first wife. Rogers married Dale Evans on 12/31/1947. She wrote his renowned theme song, "Happy Trails," in the '50s. He and Dale raised nine natural and adopted kids.
"The Roy Rogers Show" made its debut on NBC in 1951, running for six years. He and Dale played in "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show" in 1962. In 1965, the couple moved to Apple Valley where they opened an 18,000-square-foot museum near their home, the Apple Valley Inn, in June 1967. They set up a homestead called the Roy Rogers Ranch, which also served as a museum for tourists to visit in the '70s. In 1976, they moved their museum to Victorville, CA.
Rogers received the Western Hall of Fame's President Reagan Award for his 50 years of work as a wholesome movie cowboy and role model for children. Residents of the high desert remember him as a regular guy, always courteous and natural.
From 1990, his heart, lungs and liver began to fail. He survived two heart attacks, and, at 85, was a frail 140 pounds. Dale suffered a stroke on Mother's Day in 1995, but continued to work on her 31st inspirational book.
The "King of the Cowboys" rode off into his last sunset on 7/06/1998, dying of congestive heart failure in his sleep at home in Apple Valley, CA after mumbling, "Well Lord, it's been a long, hard ride."
Dale Evans was born 10/31/1912: died 2/07/2001.
- Family : Change residence 1930 (Moved to Hollywood)
- Work : Contracts, agreements 1937 (Signed contract with Republic Studios)
- Death of Mate 1946 (First wife)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1951 (The Roy Rogers Show)
- Work : End Major Project 1957 (The Roy Rogers Show)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1962 (The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show)
- Family : Change residence 1965 (Moved to Apple Valley, CA)
- Family trauma 1995 (Dale had stroke)
- Death by Heart Attack 6 July 1998 in Apple Valley (Congestive heart failure, age 86)
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B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (Same in Gauquelin Book of American Charts)
- Traits : Personality : Loved by all
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal failure)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Liver/Pancreas/Spleen (Failure)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1947, 51 years)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Traumatic event
- Family : Relationship : Widowed (1946)
- Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Some of nine adopted)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
- Vocation : Business : Business owner (Museum, hotel)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Cowboy star)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Roy Rogers Show)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Sons of the Pioneers)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Western Hall of Fame's President Reagan Award)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Number one Western star)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book