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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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Frontier Doctor
Frontier Doctor Dr. Bill Baxter
Charlotte's Web
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The Legend of Lobo


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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)
- Twister, Bull from the Sky (1976) ... Announcer
- Ringo, the Refugee Raccoon (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
 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)
 1976 The Secret of Navajo Cave
 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
 1966 Swamp Country
 1965 A Country Coyote Goes Hollywood (Short)
 1964 Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress (TV Series)
Father, John
 1963 The Incredible Journey
 1963 Yellowstone Cubs
Narrator (voice)
 1962 The Legend of Lobo
 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
Show Show Soundtrack (23 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (22 credits)
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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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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

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Cactus Rex

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[on his first film, The Arizona Cowboy (1950)] I'd like to find the damn negative of that thing and burn it. It was the most horrible thing ever made. Boy, was it bad. See more »


He narrated more than 80 Walt Disney films. See more »


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