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.
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I didn't want anybody to say, "Well, he's copying Roy Rogers
" or "He's copying Gene Autry
" or "He's copying Hoppy". So I purposely looked for a horse that was different, that no cowboy had used -- I turned my guns around backwards, and didn't know for two years that Bill Elliott
did it, too. I just didn't want to be accused of copying anybody else, so I tried to go in as opposite a direction in ...
His horse was named Koko
"The Miracle Horse of the Movies".