Rex Allen


Actor
Rex Allen

About

Also Known As
The Arizona Cowboy, Rex E Allen
Birth Place
Willcox, Arizona, USA
Born
December 31, 1920
Died
December 17, 1999
Cause of Death
Injuries Sustained When He Was Accidentally Struck By A Car

Biography

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 v...

Family & Companions

Jean Redder
Wife
Married on August 25, 1947.

Notes

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

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

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Secret of Navajo Cave (1976)
Charlotte's Web (1973)
Narrator
Vanishing Wilderness (1972)
Narration
Born To Buck (1968)
Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar (1967)
Narrator
Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)
Narrator
Swamp Country (1966)
Sheriff
Yellowstone Cubs (1963)
Narrator
The Incredible Journey (1963)
Narrator
The Legend of Lobo (1962)
Narrator
Tomboy and the Champ (1961)
The Saga of Windwagon Smith (1961)
Voice
The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon (1960)
Phantom Stallion (1954)
Rex Allen <I>The Arizona Cowboy</I>
Shadows of Tombstone (1953)
Rex Allen
Old Overland Trail (1953)
Rex Allen
Iron Mountain Trail (1953)
Rex Allen
Red River Shore (1953)
Rex Allen <I>The Arizona Cowboy</I>
Down Laredo Way (1953)
Rex Allen
Colorado Sundown (1952)
Rex Allen
Border Saddlemates (1952)
Rex Allen <I>The Arizona Cowboy</I>
I Dream of Jeanie (with the Light Brown Hair) (1952)
Guest star [Rex Allen/Mr. Tambo]
Old Oklahoma Plains (1952)
Rex Allen
South Pacific Trail (1952)
Rex Allen
The Last Musketeer (1952)
Rex Allen
Thunder in God's Country (1951)
Rex Allen
Utah Wagon Train (1951)
Rex Allen
Silver City Bonanza (1951)
Rex Allen
Rodeo King and the Senorita (1951)
Rex Allen
Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
Rex Allen
The Arizona Cowboy (1950)
Rex Allen, also known as Arizona Jones
Under Mexicali Stars (1950)
Rex Allen, also known as Mike Jordan
Redwood Forest Trail (1950)
Rex Allen
Trail of Robin Hood (1950)
Rex Allen

Music (Feature Film)

Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966)
Composer
Shadows of Tombstone (1953)
Composer
South Pacific Trail (1952)
Composer
Hills of Oklahoma (1950)
Composer
The Arizona Cowboy (1950)
Composer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Sweethearts on Parade (1953)
Singing voice double for Harry Carey, Jr.

Cast (Special)

For the Love of Mike (1960)
Himself

Music (Special)

For the Love of Mike (1960)
Composer

Life Events

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"

Videos

Movie Clip

Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar (1967) - He Didn't Know He Was A Cougar Following a goofy original title song about a teenage cougar, with animation, the proper opening of the Walt Disney live action feature, we meet Ron Brown as logger Jess, Disney stalwarts Winston Hibler directing and Rex Allen narrating, and the youngest performing cat, in Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar, 1967.
Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar (1967) - His One Log Catamaran The title character, now a little larger, with pal Jess (Ron Brown) encounters his enemy, the terrier Chainsaw, their chase introducing their participation in one of the last river log drives ever completed in the U.S.A., along the North Fork of the Clearwater River in Idaho, in Walt Disney’s Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar, 1967.
Legend Of Lobo, The (1962) - A Cougar Was Pokin' Around Joining Rex Allen’s narration of the daddy-wolf El Feroz on the hunt, a dramatic highlight, and one of very few scenes featuring humans, and noted brutality, from Walt Disney’s The Legend Of Lobo, 1962.
Legend Of Lobo, The (1962) - The Wolf Known As Lobo Opening with elaborate appreciation of the landscape around Sedona, ensuing narration by Arizona’s own Rex Allen, and loosely based on “Lobo the King of Currumpaw,” the factual short-story by Ernest Thompson Seton, from Walt Disney’s widely-seen The Legend Of Lobo, 1962.
Incredible Journey, The (1963) - The Others Followed Their Canadian minder John (Emile Genest) departing for duck hunting, Rex Allen narrates as the three stars, Bodger, Luath and Tao, determine they might as well head home, not realizing it’s hundreds of miles away, in Walt Disney’s The Incredible Journey, 1963.
Incredible Journey, The (1963) - Indian Summer Ending a spectacular aerial introduction with the terrain and foliage of Ontario, narration by Disney fixture Rex Allen begins and we meet Emile Genest, as the temporary owner of the three principals, Bodger, Luath and Tao, Fletcher Markle directing, in the Disney feature The Incredible Journey, 1963.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) - Allen, Rex Allen Opening scenes introducing Homer (Buddy Ebsen), and star Rex Allen, their lawman identities not quite revealed, plus Dorothy Patrick as "Mad," Percy Helton as her father, and various villains, in Under Mexicali Stars, 1950.
Under Mexicali Stars (1950) - Old Black Mountain Trail Newly hired to help with her ranch, Rex Allen (as "himself") reassures Mad (Dorothy Patrick) about his priorities, and a tune by Fred Howard and Nat Vincent, in Under Mexicali Stars, 1950.

Family

Horace E Allen
Father
Faye Louella Allen
Mother
Rex E Allen Jr
Son
Country singer, recording artist. Born on August 23, 1947.
Curtis Lee Allen
Son
Mark Wayne Allen
Son
Bonita Kaye Allen
Daughter

Companions

Jean Redder
Wife
Married on August 25, 1947.

Bibliography

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