Kenny Rogers (I) (1938–2020)

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Born in Houston, Texas on August 21, 1938, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur Kenneth Ray Rogers was the fourth of eight children born to a carpenter father who worked in a shipyard and a mother who was a hospital nurse's assistant. Of humble Irish and Native American heritage, the boy grew up in the poorer ... See full bio »

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 2010 Change in the Wind
Eugene Marsh (voice)
 2009 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Kindly Book Narrator
- Duel Citizenship (2009) ... Kindly Book Narrator (voice)
 2006 Kenny Rogers: I Can't Unlove You (Video short)
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 2006 Kenny Rogers: The Last Ten Years (Superman) (Video short)
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 2006 Thank You Billy Graham (Video short)
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 2004 Kenny Rogers Feat. Whitney Duncan: My World Is Over (Video short)
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 2001 Kenny Rogers: Homeland (Video short)
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 2001 Kenny Rogers: There You Go Again (Video short)
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 2001 Longshot
 2000 Kenny Rogers: Buy Me a Rose (Video short)
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 2000 Kenny Rogers: He Will, She Knows (Video short)
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 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Denny Blye
- Buy Me a Rose (2000) ... Denny Blye
 1999 Kenny Rogers: Slow Dance More (Video short)
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 1999 Kenny Rogers: The Greatest (Video short)
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 1997 Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (TV Movie)
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 1996 Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd: Mary, Did You Know (Video short)
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 1995 Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (TV Movie)
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 1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes
 1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice (TV Movie)
John J. MacShayne
 1994 MacShayne: Winner Takes All (TV Movie)
John J. 'Jack' MacShayne
 1993 Kenny Rogers: Wanderin' Man (Video short)
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 1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Daniel Watkins
- Portraits (1993) ... Daniel Watkins
 1993 Rio Diablo (TV Movie)
Quentin Leech
 1991 The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
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- Gambler Anonymous (1991) ... Kenny Rogers
 1990 Christmas in America (TV Movie)
Frank Morgan
 1990 Kenny Rogers: Lay My Body Down (Video short)
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 1990 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Love Is Strange (Video short)
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 1989 Kenny Rogers: Planet Texas (Video short)
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 1988 Kenny Rogers: When You Put Your Heart in It (Video short)
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 1988 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1988)
 1987 Kenny Rogers: Twenty Years Ago (Video short)
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 1986 Voices of America: Hands Across America (Video short)
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 1985 Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers: Real Love (Video short)
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 1985 Kenny Rogers: Crazy (Live) (Video short)
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 1985 Kenny Rogers: Morning Desire (Video short)
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 1985 Wild Horses (TV Movie)
Matt Cooper
 1984 Kenny Rogers: This Woman (Video short)
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 1984 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: A Christmas to Remember (Video short)
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 1984 Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Christmas Without You (Video short)
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 1983 Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton: We Got Tonight (Video short)
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 1982 Six Pack
Brewster Baker
 1981 Coward of the County (TV Movie)
Uncle Matthew
 1980 The Gambler (TV Movie)
Brady Hawkes
 1978 Kenny Rogers: The Gambler (Video short)
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 1975 The Dream Makers (TV Movie)
 1973 Saga of Sonora (TV Movie)
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(6/26/71) Appeared on New York WOR-9 TV's Larry Kane Show. Other guests included Demian (rock group), Roy Head, The Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Wanda Miller  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


Rogers, Edward Floyd | Rogers, Lucille

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Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. See more »


Member of The New Christy Minstrels and The First Edition before launching a solo career that produced 20 top-40 hits from 1977-84. The singer, guitarist and bassist specialized in easy listening music with a country flavor. See more »


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