Roy Rogers Biography and Wiki

Roy Rogers real name Leonard Slye, was an American singer and actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of his era. He was born on November 5, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Mattie and Andrew Slye.

Roy Rogers Real Name

His real name was Leonard Franklin Slye. He also went by the name ‎Len Slye.

Roy Rogers Family, Parents and Siblings

Roy was born Leonard Slye to his mother Mattie Slye and father Andrew “Andy” Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family resided in a tenement on 2nd Street, where Riverfront Stadium would later be erected (Rogers later joked that he was born at second base).

His siblings are; Cleda M. Willoughby (Sister), Kathleen Loretta Slye O’Dell (Sister), and Mary Slye (Sister).

Roy Rogers Wife, Was he married?

In 1932, Len met an admirer named Lucile Ascolese. They were married in 1933 by a justice of the peace in Los Angeles; the marriage failed, and the couple divorced in 1936.

Len then went on tour with the O-Bar-O Cowboys and in June 1933 met and fell in love with Grace Arline Wilkins at a Roswell, New Mexico, radio station. They were married in Roswell on June 11, 1936. In 1941, the couple adopted a daughter, Cheryl Darlene.

Two years later, Grace gave birth to a daughter, Linda Lou. A son, Roy, Jr., was born in 1946. Grace died of complications from the birth a few days later, on November 3.

Rogers later met Dale Evans in 1944 when they were both cast members in a film. They fell in love soon after Grace’s death, and Rogers proposed to her during a rodeo at Chicago Stadium. Rogers married Dale on New Year’s Eve in 1947 at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma.

Roy Rogers Children

The couple had five children: Robin Elizabeth, who had Down syndrome and died of complications with mumps shortly before her second birthday, and four adopted children—Mimi, Dodie, Sandy, and Debbie.

Roy Rogers Death

Roy died on July 6, 1998, of congestive heart failure at Apple Valley, California and was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley.

Roy Rogers Measurements and Facts

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Roy Rogers Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Leonard Franklin Slye
  • Famous As?: Roy Rogers AKA Len Slye
  • Gender: Male
  • Profession: Singer and Songwriter
  • Nationality: American
  • Race/ Ethnicity: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Roy Rogers Date of Birth and Death

  • Age: November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998 (87 years)
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1911
  • Place of Birth: Cincinnati
  • Died: July 6, 1998, in Apple Valley, California

Roy Rogers Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height: 1.79 m
  • Weight: Not Known
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Shoe Size: Not Available

Roy Rogers Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Andrew “Andy” Slye
  • Mother: Mattie (née Womack)
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Cleda M. Willoughby (Sister), Kathleen Loretta Slye O’Dell (Sister), and Mary Slye (Sister)
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Spouse: Dale Evans (m. 1947–1998), Grace Arlene Wilkins (m. 1936–1946), Lucille Ascolese (m. 1933–1936)
  • Dating: Not Available
  • Children: Roy Rogers Jr., Little Doe Rogers, Cheryl Darlene Rogers, Sandy Rogers, Linda Lou Rogers, Debbie Rogers, Robin Rogers, Mimi Rogers

Roy Rogers Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $100 million (2020)
  • Source of Income: Music

Roy Rogers Jeans

Price: $136.40
Material: Denim
Bottoms Size: (Men’s)35
Size Type: Regular

Roy Rogers Drink

Roy Rogers Drink is a non-alcoholic drink made with cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry that is served to people who do not drink alcohol as a “mocktail”. The drink is named after the actor and singer Roy Rogers.

Roy Rogers Horse

Roy Rogers’ legendary horse was called Trigger. The trigger is one of the world’s most famous horses is to go under the hammer, the horse rose to fame with entertainer Roy Rogers.

Roy Rogers Net Worth

Roy Rogers enjoyed a long career in the music industry spanning in decades. Through proceeds from his work as a singer, he has been able to accumulate a modest fortune. His net worth was estimated to be $100 million.

Frequently Asked Questions About Roy Rogers

What is Roy Rogers famous for?

Roy Rogers was an American actor and singer widely known as the “King of the Cowboys” for his heroic roles in musical Westerns. With him was sidekick palomino, Trigger, and dog, Bullet often appeared with him.

What is the real name of Roy Rogers?

Roy Rogers’s full name; Leonard Franklin Slye.

Where did Roy Rogers go to school?

Rogers attended school at McDermott in Ohio and returned back to Cincinnati with his parents when he was 17. He left school before he was done to work with his father at the shoe factory.

What nationality was Roy Rogers?

Rogers is an American born singer and actor.

Was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans married in real life?

Yes, Their marriage was Roy’s third and Dale’s fourth but was successful.

Is Kenny Rogers related to Roy Rogers?

Details are not clear concerning this query, this information will be updated once we verify fit from a credible source.

What did Roy Rogers die of?

Roy died on July 6, 1998, of congestive heart failure at Apple Valley, California and was buried at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Apple Valley.

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Roy Rogers Quotes

  1. If there were no valleys of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountain top.
  2. I’m an introvert at heart… And show business – even though I’ve loved it so much – has always been hard for me.
  3. Today they’re making pictures that I wouldn’t want Trigger to see.
  4. I always feel a responsibility to the kids, to be somebody they could look up to.
  5. When you’re young and fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age and you fall off, you splatter.
  6. When my time comes, just skin me and put me up there on Trigger, just as though nothing had ever changed.
  7. I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances.
  8. Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed.
  9. The world changed. Hollywood changed. I think we’ve lost something, and we don’t know how to get it back.
  10. Christmas is telling time-wondering time. Wonder enough about it, and you’ll know, and you’ll tell about it.

Roy Rogers Movies

  • Mac Kintosh & T.J.
  • Alias Jesse James
  • Pals Of The Golden West
  • Son Of Paleface
  • In Old Amarillo
  • South Of Caliente
  • Spoilers Of The Plains
  • Heart Of The Rockies
  • Bells Of Coronado
  • North Of The Great Divide
  • Sunset In The West
  • Trail Of Robin Hood
  • Trigger, Jr.
  • Twilight In The Sierras
  • Down Dakota Way
  • The Far Frontier
  • Susanna Pass
  • The Golden Stallion
  • Melody Time
  • Night Time In Nevada
  • Eyes Of Texas
  • Under California Stars
  • The Gay Ranchero
  • Grand Canyon Trail
  • Hit Parade Of 1947
  • Bells Of San Angelo
  • On The Old Spanish Trail
  • Springtime In The Sierras
  • Apache Rose
  • Home In Oklahoma
  • My Pal Trigger
  • Out California Way
  • Rainbow Over Texas
  • Roll On Texas Moon
  • Song Of Arizona
  • Under Nevada Skies
  • Helldorado
  • The Man From Oklahoma
  • Bells Of Rosarita
  • Along The Navajo Trail
  • Don’t Fence Me In
  • Sunset In El Dorado
  • Utah
  • Hollywood Canteen
  • Lake Placid Serenade
  • Lights Of Old Santa Fe
  • The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  • Cowboy And The Senorita
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Song Of Nevada
  • Brazil
  • Idaho
  • King Of The Cowboys
  • Man From Music Mountain
  • Silver Spurs
  • Song Of Texas
  • Hands Across The Border
  • Man From Cheyenne
  • Ridin’ Down The Canyon
  • Romance On The Range
  • Sons Of The Pioneers
  • South Of Santa Fe
  • Sunset On The Desert
  • Sunset Serenade
  • Heart Of The Golden West
  • In Old Cheyenne
  • Bad Man Of Deadwood
  • Jesse James At Bay
  • Nevada City
  • Red River Valley
  • Robin Hood Of The Pecos
  • Arkansas Judge
  • Sheriff Of Tombstone
  • Young Bill Hickok
  • Young Buffalo Bill
  • The Carson City Kid
  • Colorado
  • Dark Command
  • The Border Legion
  • The Ranger And The Lady
  • In Old Caliente
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Come On Rangers
  • Days Of Jesse James
  • Rough Riders’ Roundup
  • Saga Of Death Valley
  • Southward Ho!
  • Wall Street Cowboy
  • Frontier Pony Express
  • The Arizona Kid
  • Billy The Kid Returns
  • The Old Barn Dance
  • Shine On, Harvest Moon
  • Under Western Stars
  • Wild Horse Rodeo
  • The Old Corral
  • The Old Wyoming Trail
  • The Mysterious Avenger
  • Song Of The Saddle
  • The Old Homestead
  • Gallant Defender

Roy Rogers Songs

  • 32-20 Blues
  • A Gay Ranchero
  • A Little White Cross On The Hill
  •  A Very Fine Lady
  • Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox
  •  Along The Navajo Trail
  • Amy Sky
  • An Organ a Guitar and a Chicken Wing
  • As You Leave
  • Avalanche
  • Baby Please Don’t Go
  • Betsy
  • Big Jake
  • Bitter Rain
  • Black Cat Bone
  • Bloody Barefoot Blues
  • Blue Shadows On the Trail
  • Blues For Brazil
  • Blues In My Shoes
  • Blues On The Range
  • Built For Comfort
  • Bury Me Out On The Lone Prairie
  • Call On Me
  • Calm Before The Storm
  • Chapel in the Valley
  • Cold Cold Heart
  • Colorado Trail
  • Comin’ On Too Strong
  • Cool Water
  • Cover Up
  • Cowboy Heaven
  • Cowboy Night Herd Song
  • Crawfish City
  • Crescent Steps
  • Dangerous Ground
  • Devil Got My Woman
  • Don’t Cry Baby
  • Don’t Ever Wear It For Him
  • Don’t Fence Me In
  • Don’t Waste Your Love on Me
  • Doney Gal
  • Down At Josephine’s
  • Down Here In The Real Big Empty
  • Down Home Girl
  • Down In Mississippi
  • Dreamin’ At The Juke
  • Duck Walk
  • Dust
  • Echoes From the Hills
  • Ever Since I Lost You
  • Everybody’s Angel
  •  Feel My Care
  • Feel So Blue
  • Fives and Ones
  • For The Children
  • For The Love Of A Woman
  •  Game of Skill
  • Gazing Out My Window
  • Gertie Ruth
  • Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Good News Bad News
  • Goodbye Old Paint
  • Greenhouse Blues
  • Guilty Of Lovin’ You
  • Gumbo Funk
  • Hadie Brown
  • Happy Trails
  • Hawaiian Cowboy
  • Heaven Sittin’ Down
  • Hellhound On My Trail
  • Hello Stranger
  • Here We Go
  • Hey There Grandpa
  • Hi Ho Silver
  • Hi-Yo Silver
  • Hold That Critter Down
  • Holy Ghost Moan
  • Home On The Range
  • Hoppy Gene and Me
  • Hot To Trot/Ready To Go
  • Hurricane
  • I Can’t Go On This Way
  • I Ride An Old Paint
  • I Still Can’t Forget You
  • I Wish You Luck
  • I Would Undo Anything
  • I’m A Stranger Here
  • I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)
  • I’m Fallin’ By Degrees
  • I’m Restless
  • I’m With You
  • I’ve Sold My Saddle For An Old Guitar
  • Is It Love?
  • Jack Of Diamonds/Queen Of Spades
  • Joey
  • Judgement Day
  • Kick
  • Kind Hearted Woman Blues
  • Listen To the Rhythm Of the Range
  • Little Queen Bee
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Lover’s Moon
  • Make-Believe Cowboy
  • Mate Of Fate
  • Maybe Not
  • Medley of the Plains
  • Mellow Apples
  • Melody Of the Plains
  • Mercury Blues
  • Molly O And Dog Boy
  • Moonlight on the Prairie
  • Move On Way From Here
  • Movie Trail Melody
  • My Chickashay Gal
  • My Heart Went That-A-Way
  • My Heart’s Desire
  • My Lost Home In Your Arms
  • My Rose In The Snow
  • New Dodge City Blues
  • New Worried Mind
  • No Destination
  • Nothing Left To Lose
  • On the Old Spanish Trail
  • One More Ride
  • One More Time
  • Patron Saint Of Pain
  • Pecos Bill
  • Playin The Fool
  • Precious Moments
  • Pretty Girls Everywhere
  • Proud Man
  • Ramblin’ Blues
  • Razor’s Edge
  • Red Hot
  • Red River Valley
  • Remembering You
  • Requiem For A Heavyweight
  • Ride Ranger Ride
  • Rite Of Passage
  • River of Madness
  • River Of Tears
  • Rock Me To Sleep In My Saddle
  • Roll On Texas Moon
  • Round That Couple Go Through And Swing
  • San Fernando Valley
  • Shake Your Moneymaker
  • Shakin’ Hands With The Devil
  • She Gave Her Heart To a Soldier Boy
  • She’s Cold As Ice
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • So Much To Say And So Few Words
  • Someone Like You
  • Song For Jessica
  • Song Wagon
  • Spanish Blues
  • Strange Love
  • Swamp Dream
  • Talking Walls
  • Tender Heart
  • Tennessee Stud
  • Tension
  • Terraplane Blues
  • That Pioneer Mother Of Mine
  • That’s The Last Time
  • The Buffalo Cajun Mambo
  • The Cowman’s Prayer
  • The Devil’s Great Grandson
  • The Hills Of Old Wyomin’
  • The Message
  • The Night Herding Song
  • The Old Chisholm Trail
  • The Railroad Corral
  • The Streets Of Laredo
  • Therapy
  •  There Is Only You
  •  There’s a Round-Up In the Sky
  •  Those Hits Just Keep On Comin’
  • Time Changes Everything
  •  Tip-Walk
  • Too Bad When You Touch It
  •  Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • Vida’s Place
  •  Walkin’ Blues
  • Walkin’ The Levee
  • Way Out There
  • What The Funk
  • When I Camped Under the Stars
  •  When The Golden Train Comes Down
  • When They Talk Like That
  • Whoppee Ti Yi Yo
  • Will My Love To You
  • Wrong Number
  •  Yellow Rose Of Texas
  • Yesterday
  •  You Better Run
  • You Can’t Stop Now
  • You Choose
  • You Waited Too Long
  •  You’re Gone
  • You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond
  •  Your Mind Is On Vacation
  • Your Sweet Embrace