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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)
 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
 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
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TV commercial: The Texas Ranch Heritage Center See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

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Cactus Rex

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[on Roy Barcroft] When I think of Barcroft, I think of him coming to work on a motorcycle, roaring through the front gate. Off screen, he was the nicest, big, old Saint Bernard you could ever want to be around. I had a very high respect for his acting ability and his photographic memory. He was a real pro. See more »


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


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