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Also Known As: Rex Allen, Rex E Allen Died: December 17, 1999
Born: December 31, 1920 Cause of Death: injuries sustained when he was accidentally struck by a car
Birth Place: Willcox, Arizona, USA Profession: actor, executive, singer, narrator, rodeo performer

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A former ranch hand and rodeo bronco rider, Rex Allen became a popular singing cowboy in 'B' Westerns of the 1950s. Among his better known roles were "The Arizona Cowboy" (1950), "Silver City Bonanza" (1951), which paired him with Buddy Ebsen, and "Iron Mountain Trail" (1953). He headlined his own syndicated series "Frontier Doctor" (1958) and served as one of the hosts of the 1961 NBC variety series "Five Star Jubilee". Allen lent his distinctive vocal talent to a number of the nature installments of "Walt Disney" in the late 50s and early 60s. He continued an active recording career after retiring from films.

A former ranch hand and rodeo bronco rider, Rex Allen became a popular singing cowboy in 'B' Westerns of the 1950s. Among his better known roles were "The Arizona Cowboy" (1950), "Silver City Bonanza" (1951), which paired him with Buddy Ebsen, and "Iron Mountain Trail" (1953). He headlined his own syndicated series "Frontier Doctor" (1958) and served as one of the hosts of the 1961 NBC variety series "Five Star Jubilee". Allen lent his distinctive vocal talent to a number of the nature installments of "Walt Disney" in the late 50s and early 60s. He continued an active recording career after retiring from films.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Charlotte's Web (1973) Narration
3.
 Vanishing Wilderness (1972) Narration
4.
 Born To Buck (1968)
5.
 Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967) Narrator
6.
 Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966) Narrator
7.
 Swamp Country (1966) Sheriff
8.
 Yellowstone Cubs (1963) Narrator
9.
 The Incredible Journey (1963) Narrator
10.
 The Legend of Lobo (1962) Narrator
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a vaudeville and radio actor
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Worked at radio station WLS in Chicago for five years
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Travelled as a rodeo star across the USA
1950:
Feature acting debut, "The Arizona Cowboy"
1958:
Starred in own TV series, "Frontier Doctor" (syndicated)
1961:
Was one of the hosts of the NBC variety series "Five Star Jubilee"
1966:
Recording artist for Mercury Records
1972:
Narrated animated feature, "Charlotte's Web"
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Performed theme song for TV series, "Best of the West"
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Education

Willcox High School: Willcox , Arizona - 1939

Notes

He was named the Number 1 Box Office Western Star (1953-54).

He was named the Arizona Man of the Year (1965).

Named the Rodeo Man of the Year (1970).

There is a street named for him in his hometown of Willcox, Arizona

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Jean Redder. Married on August 25, 1947.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Horace E Allen.
mother:
Faye Louella Allen.
son:
Rex E Allen Jr. Country singer, recording artist. Born on August 23, 1947.
son:
Curtis Lee Allen.
son:
Mark Wayne Allen.
daughter:
Bonita Kaye Allen.
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