John Wayne vs Roy Rogers

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Actor, Director, Producer
King of the Cowboys
$50 Million
Net worth 2018
$100 Million
T V & Movie Producers
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Winterset, Iowa, U.S
Residence
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
United States
Country
United States
26/05/1907
BirthDay
05/11/1911
June 11, 1979
Died On
July 6, 1998
Glendale High School, University of Southern California
Education
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1969

In 1969, John Wayne starred in the film ‘True Grit’ and his role of a US Marshall was widely appreciated that led to his only Academy Award win for Best Actor

1960

In 1960, John Wayne acted and directed the movie ‘Alamo’

1956

In 1956, John Wayne acted in ‘The Searchers’, which is considered by many to be his best performance

1954

Wayne married Pilar Pallette, a Peruvian actress in 1954 but the couple separated 19 years after their marriage

1948

It was in 1948 that John Wayne teamed up with John Ford for the first of his ‘Cavalry Trilogy’ with ‘Fort Apache’

1946

Thereafter, he married Esperanza Baur, a Mexican actress in 1946 but the marriage wasn’t a happy one and often took a violent turn

1933

John Wayne got married to Josephine Alicia Saenz in the year 1933 but the marriage ended in divorce 12 years later

1930

After a period of struggle in which he appeared in some minor roles in some films and television shows throughout the 1930s, John Wayne got his first big break in the films ‘Stagecoach’ released in 1939

1925

He had always wanted to serve the US Navy but was rejected by the US Naval Academy so took up a sporting scholarship to the University of Southern California in 1925

1907

Marion Robert Morrison, later renamed as John Wayne, was born to Clyde Leonard Morrison and Mary Alberta Brown on 26 May, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa

1998

Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998 in California and three years later his wife Dale Evans also passed away

1970

In the early 1970s, he sold the rights to his name to the Marriott corporation and they used his name, which represented his stature, popularity and fan following, to convert their Hot Shoppes locations to ‘Roy Rogers Restaurants’

1962

In 1962, Rogers and his wife Evan co-hosted a comedy-western-variety program ‘The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show’

1951

Although Rogers became an American idol and an iconic cowboy superstar the moment he stepped in the industry but the peak of his success was during the time ‘The Roy Rogers Show (1951-1957)’ ran on the television

1947

He was married to actress Dale Evans from 1947 until his death

1940

Rogers played a supporting role in the John Wayne classic ‘Dark Command’ in 1940, which made him into a bigger box office sensation

1939

From 1939-1954, he made it to the Motion Picture Heralds’ Top Ten Money-Making Western Stars Poll and was listed in it for 15 years at a stretch

1938

Rogers adopted his screen name ‘Roy Rogers’ in 1938 and little did he know that he would soon become an American idol when he was selected to replace Gene Autry

1936

They were married from 1936-1946 and had two children Cheryl Darlene and Roy, Jr

1934

Throughout 1934, the group ‘Sons of the Pioneers’ produced hit songs like ‘Cool Water’ and ‘Tumbling Tumbleweeds’ and in the following year, he made many appearances as a singing cowboys in films like, ‘Slightly Static’, ‘The Old Homestead’, etc

1932

In 1932, Rogers went on a musical tour with ‘O-Bar-O Cowboys’ and did gigs at the New Mexico radio station

1930

But soon the Great Depression in 1930 took away everything and Roy had to live in worker campsites

1913

For a more stable life, Rogers’ family bought a land in Portsmouth and parked the houseboat on the property because of the flood of 1913 in Ohio

1911

Roy Rogers was born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Andrew and Mattie Slye