Roy Rogers Overview:

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:

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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.

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Roy Rogers Quotes:

Roy Rogers: It's like a told you, Trigger. Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's tough. You got to take the breaks the way they come. Life is sort of like gambling. You can't always win.


Honest John Whittaker: Hey, you're a little mite polite for a native. From the east, ain't ya? Which part?
Dr. Stephen Kellogg, aka Steve Kells: All of me.


Sheriff Amos Link: I can't ask men to drive them wagons into certain death!
Dr. Stephen Kellogg, aka Steve Kells: Some men, Sheriff, aren't worth asking.


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He and wife Dale Evans adopted four children, one of whom--Cheryl Rogers--later became an actress. One of his and Dale's daughters died in a bus wreck in Aug. 1964. One adopted son choked to death in Nov. 1965.

The Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum has closed. All the memorabilia was sold at auction in April and May of 2011.

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