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Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a teenager joined a doo-wop recording group who called ... See full bio »
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 2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (performer: "'Merica" (uncredited), "God Bless America")
 2014 Backstory: Dolly Parton (TV Movie) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2014 The Big Interview with Dan Rather (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton (2014) ... (performer: "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", "Islands In The Stream", "You Can't Make Old Friends")
 2014 Sunrise (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.819 (2014) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2014 Breakfast (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 February 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2013 Kenny & Dolly: An Intimate Conversation (TV Movie) (performer: "Islands In The Stream", "You Can't Make Old Friends")
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (performer: "Lady")
 2013 Dallas Buyers Club (performer: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town")
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Is a Many Splintered Thing (2013) ... (performer: "Lady")
 2012 The Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Holiday Special (2012) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream" - uncredited)
 2012 Live with Kelly and Michael (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #25.61 (2012) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream" - uncredited)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Country Music Week (2012) ... ("Islands in the Stream")
 2012 Backstory: Kenny Rogers (TV Movie) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2011 The Nation's Favourite Bee Gees Song (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2011 Dolly Parton Tour TV (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dolly and Australia (2011) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2011 Hick (performer: "Island in the Stream")
 2011 The Collection (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Collection: Dolly Parton (2011) ... (performer: "Real Love")
 2011 Today (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 June 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You" - uncredited)
 2011 A Current Affair (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 June 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream" - uncredited)
 2011 American Idol (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Three Finalists Compete (2011) ... ("She Believes in Me")
 2011 This Morning (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2011 Daybreak (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 April 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.40 (2011) ... (performer: "The Gambler")
 2011 Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (TV Movie) (performer: "Through The Years", "Islands In The Stream", "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer", "We've Got Tonight", "Lady", "The Gambler") / (writer: "Sweet Music Man")
 2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "Lady")
 2010 Faster (performer: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)")
 2010 Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood (TV Movie) (performer: "Islands In The Stream", "I Will Always Love You")
 2010 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 May 2010 (2010) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream", "The Gambler")
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) ... (performer: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition is In)" - uncredited)
 2009 Tony Hawk: Ride (Video) (performer: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)")
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (performer: "Knock Three Times", "Love Lifted Me", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "The World Needs a Melody", "Spanish Eyes", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain")
 2007 Jake's Adventures in Dollyworld (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2007 The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2007 Dolly Parton & Friends (Video) (performer: "Knock Three Times", "Love Lifted Me", "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "The World Needs a Melody", "Spanish Eyes", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain")
 2006 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (performer: "Islands in the Stream")
 2006 The Early Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 2006 (2006) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2006 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2006 Best of Country Live! (Video) (performer: "Am I Too Late")
 2006 Kenny Rogers: The Journey (Video) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2006 Foxworthy's Big Night Out (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kenny Rogers (2006) ... (performer: "The Last Ten Years (Superman)", "Islands in the Stream")
 2006 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 12 Perform (2006) ... (performer: "If I Were A Painting")
- Top 16 (2006) ... (performer: "If I Were a Painting")
 2006 CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2005 Biography (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Bee Gees (2005) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2005 CMT: 100 Greatest Duets Concert (TV Special) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2004 Blackpool (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... ("The Gambler")
 2003 Celebrity Poker Club (TV Series) ("The Gambler")
 2003 EastEnders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 May 2003 (2003) ... (performer: "We've Got Tonight" - uncredited)
  Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (1 episode, 2000) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Clip Show #2 (2003) ... (performer: "You Decorated My Life")
- Lois's Birthday (2000) ... ("You Decorated My Life")
 2003 Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 2002 Anita and Me (performer: "Baby Don't Take Your Love To Town") / (writer: "Baby Don't Take Your Love To Town")
 2001/I The Pledge (performer: "Through The Years")
 1999 Late Night Poker (TV Series) ("The Gambler")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)")
 1997 I'll Be Home for Christmas (TV Movie) (performer: "I'll Be Home For Christmas")
 1996-1997 Bat Yam - New York (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Eshet Ha'il: Part 1 (1997) ... (performer: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" - uncredited)
- America (1996) ... (performer: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" - uncredited)
 1993 Country Music Association's 35th Anniversary (TV Special) (performer: "You Decorated My Life")
 1990 Christmas in America (TV Movie) (performer: "Christmas in America")
 1990 24th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Love Is Strange")
 1989 Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong (TV Movie) (performer: "The Gambler", "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys", "Sweet Music Man", "Two Doors Down", "Real Love", "Islands In The Stream", "When You Put Your Heart In It", "Planet Texas", " (Something Inside) So Strong") / (writer: "Sweet Music Man", "When You Put Your Heart In It")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (1988) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream", "The Factory", "The Other Woman Medley - We've Got Tonight/Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight/Don't Fall In Love with a Dreamer/Real Love", "Blaze of Glory")
 1987 DTV 'Doggone' Valentine (TV Movie) (performer: "Lady")
 1987 Light of Day (performer: "The Pride Is Back")
 1987 Shades of Love: Make Mine Chartreuse (TV Movie) (lyrics: "We've Got Tonight") / (music: "We've Got Tonight") / (performer: "We've Got Tonight")
 1986 Tough Guys (performer: "They Don't Make Them Like They Used To")
 1985 Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton: Together (TV Movie) (performer: "Real Love", "Rueben James", "Coward of the County", "She Believes in Me", "She's a Mystery", "We've Got Tonight", "Blaze of Glory", "April", "Crazy", "Sweet Music Man", "We Are the World", "A Little More Love", "The Stranger", "Islands in the Stream") / (writer: "Crazy", "Sweet Music Man")
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chinatown Memories (1985) ... (writer: "What About Me?")
 1984 Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "A Christmas to Remember", "The Christmas Song", "With Bells On", "The Greatest Gift of All", "Silent Night", "I Believe in Santa Claus", "Christmas Without You", "Once Upon a Christmas")
 1984 Good Morning America (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 June 1984 (1984) ... (performer: "Islands in the Stream")
 1984 Bagets (performer: "You and I")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... (lyrics: "We've Got Tonight" - uncredited) / (music: "We've Got Tonight" - uncredited)
 1983 17th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Islands In The Stream")
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final Verdict (1982) ... (writer: "Love Will Turn You Around")
 1982 Six Pack (lyrics: "Love Will Turn You Around") / (music: "Love Will Turn You Around") / (performer: "Love Will Turn You Around")
 1980 Urban Cowboy (performer: "Love The World Away")
 1979 Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party (TV Movie) (performer: "You Decorated My Life" - uncredited)
 1979 Nightwing (performer: "Lucille")
 1978 Convoy (performer: "Lucille")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 25 December 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Lucille")
- Episode dated 16 June 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Lucille")
- Episode dated 26 May 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Lucille")
- Episode dated 12 May 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Lucille")
 1977 11th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Lucille")
 1976 Trackdown (performer: "Runaway Girl")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 ... (performer: "Love Lifted Me", "He's Got The Whole World in His Hands", "The World Needs a Melody", "Spanish Eyes", "Brown Eyed Handsome Man", "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain')
 1972 Rollin' on the River (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 November 1972 (1972) ... (performer: "Keep the Customer Satisfied", "Proud Mary", "Honky Cat", "Saturday in the Park")
 1971 Rio das Mortes (TV Movie) (performer: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town")
 1970 Flap (performer: "If Nobody Loves")
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (performer: "Heed the Call")
- Episode #1.26 (1970) ... (performer: "When I'm on My Journey", "Reuben James", "Ruby")
- Episode #1.21 (1970) ... (performer: "Something's Burning")
- Episode #1.10 (1969) ... (performer: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "You Can't Make Old Friends" (Warner Brothers Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition | Kenny Rogers and The First Edition | Kenny Rogers and the First Edition | The First Edition | Kenneth Ray Rogers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on performing with Dolly Parton] Working with Dolly is a great rush for me because we are good friends, and we have been, forever. We just flirted a lot. I can't explain it, but flirting is more electric than passion. It's the anticipation. She does it better than anybody I've ever seen, and it's just good fun. See more »

Trivia:

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care." song "We Are The World." See more »

Trademark:

Beard

Star Sign:

Leo

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