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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Father moved family to a farm in Duck Run, OH
Moved to California with family; picked peaches
Formed singing duo with cousin Stanley Slye
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
Signed by Republic to contract; made film debut in "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
Billed as Dick Weston, played a bandit opposite Gene Autry in "The Old Corral"
When Gene Autry walked out on Republic contract, renamed 'Roy Rogers' and later became 'King of the Cowboys'
Made first film with Dale Evans, "The Cowboy and the Senorita"
Made last B-Western, "Pals of the Golden West"
Starred on "The Roy Rogers Show" (NBC)
Last prominent film role for over 20 years, co-starring with Bob Hope in "Son of Paleface"
Made cameo appearance in "Alias Jesse James", starring Hope
Starred on "The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show" (ABC)
Returned to feature films in "MacKintosh & T.J."
Frequently guest-hosted (with Dale Evans) "The Nashville Palace" (NBC)
Appeared on retrospective "The Singing Cowboys Ride Again" (syndication)
Final public performance at 50th wedding anniversary celebration
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