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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1998
Born: November 5, 1911 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1919:
Father moved family to a farm in Duck Run, OH
1929:
Moved to California with family; picked peaches
:
Formed singing duo with cousin Stanley Slye
1931:
Radio debut as member of Tom Murray's Hollywood Hillbillies
:
Under stage name 'Dick Weston' formed Sons of the Pioneers singing group; performed on radio
1935:
Signed by Republic to contract; made film debut in "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
1937:
Billed as Dick Weston, played a bandit opposite Gene Autry in "The Old Corral"
1938:
When Gene Autry walked out on Republic contract, renamed 'Roy Rogers' and later became 'King of the Cowboys'
1944:
Made first film with Dale Evans, "The Cowboy and the Senorita"
1951:
Made last B-Western, "Pals of the Golden West"
1951:
Starred on "The Roy Rogers Show" (NBC)
1952:
Last prominent film role for over 20 years, co-starring with Bob Hope in "Son of Paleface"
1959:
Made cameo appearance in "Alias Jesse James", starring Hope
1962:
Starred on "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show" (ABC)
1975:
Returned to feature films in "MacKintosh & T.J."
:
Frequently guest-hosted (with Dale Evans) "The Nashville Palace" (NBC)
1982:
Appeared on retrospective "The Singing Cowboys Ride Again" (syndication)
1997:
Final public performance at 50th wedding anniversary celebration

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