Legendary actor, Roy Rogers, was born Leonard Franklin Slye on Nov 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, OH. Rogers died at the age of 86 on Jul 6, 1998 in Apple Valley, CA and was laid to rest in Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Apple Valley, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television, Radio and Motion Pictures. Roy Rogers's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #84 on Apr 21, 1949. In addition, Rogers was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2010. Rogers was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Roy Rogers: Work done by hatcheries like this doesn't just mean restocking lakes and streams, it means that sportsmen and the youth of America will have a chance to get away from crowded cities and their troubles, go fighin', and enjoy the privileges our forefathers had. So, good luck to ya, Doc!
[Roy pretends to be an outlaw so he can scare Lee Madison into returning to the East]
Roy Rogers: Well, where's Madison?
Lee Madison: H-he didn't show up. What do you want him for?
Roy Rogers: I want his money. He's rich and I'm poor!
Lee Madison: You mean you rob from the rich and give to the poor?
Roy Rogers: Yeah, that's right. Besides, I don't like him.
Lee Madison: Why?
Roy Rogers: Did you ever read any of those awful western stories he writes?
Lee Madison: Awful?
Roy Rogers: Yeah, awful. They give us outlaws a bad name!
[commenting on the girth of the new ranch hands]
Roy Rogers: Cookie, if you don't quit hiring your relatives...
Cookie Bullfincher: Well, Roy, after their mama died...
Roy Rogers: ...we'll never be able to feed Europe!
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