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Roy Rogers (I) (1911–1998)

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that group he was known as Leonard Slye, then Dick Weston... See full bio »

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 1983-1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
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- Happy Trails (1983) ... Roy Rogers (as Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys)
 1977 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
J.P. Hadley
- The Bushwhackers (1977) ... J.P. Hadley
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
 1973 Saga of Sonora (TV Movie)
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Dude Ranch Owner
- When East Meets West, You Need a New Compass (1968) ... Dude Ranch Owner
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Roy Rogers (uncredited)
 1949 Screen Snapshots 1860: Howdy, Podner (Short)
Roy Rogers
 1948 Pecos Bill (Short)
Roy Rogers
 1945 Utah
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 1943 Idaho
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 1941 Jesse James at Bay
Jesse James / Clint Burns
 1941 In Old Cheyenne
Steve Blane
 1941 Arkansas Judge
Tom Martel
 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Roy Rogers
 1940 Dark Command
Fletch McCloud
 1939 Southward Ho
 1938 A Feud There Was (Short)
Elmer Fudd, Peacemaker (Egghead) (singing voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance
Singer (as Dick Weston)
 1937 Wild Horse Rodeo
Singer (as Dick Weston)
 1937 The Old Wyoming Trail
Guitar Player / Singer / Cowhand Len (uncredited)
 1937 The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Short)
Member of Sons of the Pioneers) (uncredited)
 1936 The Old Corral
Buck O'Keefe (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show
Sons of the Pioneers Guitarist (uncredited)
 1936 California Mail
Square Dance Caller (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Leonard - Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Saddle
Guitarist - Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger
Musician Len (as Sons of the Pioneers)
 1935 Gallant Defender
Guitar Playing Nester (uncredited)
 1935 Way Up Thar (Short)
Band Member (as Leonard Slye)
 1935 The Old Homestead
Len - Member of Sons of the Pioneers (as Len Slye)
 1935 Slightly Static (Short)
Member of Sons of the Pioneers (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Album: Tribute/new duets with K.T. Oslin, Emmylou Harris, Clint Black, etc./BMG Music(3024-4-R), c1991. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Print Biographies | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roy Rogers King of the Cowboys | Sons of the Pioneers | Len Slye | Leonard Slye | Roy Rogers & Trigger | Dick Weston


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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If there were no valleys of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountain top. See more »


In his autobiography, "Happy Trails: The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans," the former Leonard Slye stated that his stage name of Roy Rogers was given to him by executives at Republic Pictures when he became their new singing cowboy to replace Gene Autry. The Rogers came from Will Rogers, the beloved western comic and storyteller who had recently died in a plane crash in Alaska and Roy was made... See more »


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