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Roy Rogers

King of the Cowboys
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 November 1911
Died On: July 6, 1998

Roy Rogers was bornon 5 November 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, American, is King of the Cowboys. Leonard Franklin Slye, famously known as Roy Rogers, was an American cowboy actor and singer who glorified the cowboy era in Hollywood with his charming singing and action-packed acting. To this date, he remains the number one artist in the world who is associated with heavy merchandising and marketing, all owing to his success from his trademark show ‘The Roy Rogers Show’ on the television. It ran for nine years and starred his wife Evans and Pat Brady along with his horse and dog, making it an iconic success amongst young children and adults alike. Rogers has worked in many cowboy movies and throughout his career remained at par with his competitor cowboy actor Gene Autry–– it would suffice to say that there were times when he surpassed him and was known as the sole ‘King of the Cowboys’ on the silver screen. Rogers’ humble background and the financial adversities that he faced when he was young did not stop him from becoming a matinee sensation and an American legend; rather he realized his love for music right in the middle of the Great Depression. For his contribution to television, cinema and radio, Rogers was twice inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma.


$100 Million


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


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’


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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