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Rex Allen (I) (1920–1999)


Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier Doctor (1958) and in the 1960s was the narrator on ... See full bio »

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 1957-1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Narrator / Announcer / Narrator (segment "Arizona Sheepdog")
- The Shaggy D.A. (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Secret of Old Glory Mine (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ringo, the Refugee Raccoon (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Yellowstone Cubs (1965) ... Narrator
 1986 Hold the Back Page (TV Mini-Series)
Bowls umpire
- Fathers, Sons and Lovers (1986) ... Bowls umpire
 1980 Foods and Fun: A Nutrition Adventure (Short) (voice)
 1976 The Secret of Old Glory Mine (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1976 The Secret of Navajo Cave
Narrator
 1973 Starbird and Sweet William
Narrator (voice)
 1973 Charlotte's Web
Narrator (voice)
 1971 The Virginian (TV Series)
Square Dance Caller
- Tate, Ramrod (1971) ... Square Dance Caller
 1966 Run, Appaloosa, Run
Narrator
 1966 Swamp Country
Sheriff
 1963 The Incredible Journey
Narrator
 1963 Yellowstone Cubs
Narrator (voice)
 1962 The Legend of Lobo
Narrator
 1961 The Saga of Windwagon Smith (Short)
Narrator / Windwagon Smith (voice)
 1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Pecos Pete
- Freddie the Star (1957) ... Pecos Pete
 1954 Rails Into Laramie
Title Song Singer
 1953 Red River Shore
Marshal Rex Allen
 1953 Sweethearts on Parade
Jim Riley (singing voice, uncredited)
 1952 I Dream of Jeanie
Mr. Tambo
 1950 Under Mexicali Stars
Rex Allen aka Mike Jordan
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Other Works:

He was one of the last of the "singing cowboys." After his acting career ended he began to work for Walt Disney Productions, where he narrated many episodes of the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) TV series. He has also recorded several western albums. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cactus Rex
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Personal Quote:

My dad was a fiddle player. He used to play for all the dances and stuff, and I learned to play guitar when there was nobody to accompany him. And then I sang in all the church choirs and glee clubs in the school. Basically, all I ever wanted to do was try to be a singer and make a living at that. And then, went into radio and the recording field, and had a few hit records. Roy Rogers was getting... See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 20, 1975. See more »

Nickname:

The Arizona Cowboy See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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