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Roy Rogers Nov. 5 1911 - July 6 1998, Centennial Tribute. Page 1 of 2.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and four of their children sing Christmas Carols at their home in Chatsworth, CA. (L-R) Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr., Sandy, Debbie and Dodie.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and four of their children sing Christmas Carols at their home in Chatsworth, CA. (L-R) Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr., Sandy, Debbie and Dodie.

Roy and his family in 1955. (L-R) Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr., Roy, Mimi, Sandy, Linda, Dale and Dodie.

Roy and his family in 1955. (L-R) Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr., Roy, Mimi, Sandy, Linda, Dale and Dodie.

In 1956 Roy and Dale and their family welcomed the newest member of their family, Lu-Ai Lee (Debbie), a Korean/American orphan.

In 1956 Roy and Dale and their family welcomed the newest member of their family, Lu-Ai Lee (Debbie), a Korean/American orphan.

Roy and Dale with then Memphis Sheriff’s Chief Deputy John Carlisle in the late ‘50s or early ‘60s. Carlisle was later Chief Investigator for the Attorney General’s office in the James Earl Ray case. (Thanx to Jimmie Covington.)

Roy and Dale with then Memphis Sheriff’s Chief Deputy John Carlisle in the late ‘50s or early ‘60s. Carlisle was later Chief Investigator for the Attorney General’s office in the James Earl Ray case. (Thanx to Jimmie Covington.)

In 1947 Roy measures the finger of his bride-to-be, Dale Evans, for a ring.

In 1947 Roy measures the finger of his bride-to-be, Dale Evans, for a ring.

Roy and Dale applying for thier marriage license in Oklahoma.

Roy and Dale applying for thier marriage license in Oklahoma.

Roy helps Trigger put his hoofprints in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

Roy helps Trigger put his hoofprints in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

Roy with young daughter Cheryl.

Roy with young daughter Cheryl.

Roy Rogers entertains child heart patients at La Rabida Sanitarium in Chicago in 1944.

Roy Rogers entertains child heart patients at La Rabida Sanitarium in Chicago in 1944.

While appearing at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, TN, in Oct. 1959, Roy and Dale brought a big smile to the face of 9 year old Ralph Dobbins, a patient at St. Joseph Hospital.

While appearing at the Mid-South Fair in Memphis, TN, in Oct. 1959, Roy and Dale brought a big smile to the face of 9 year old Ralph Dobbins, a patient at St. Joseph Hospital.

The King of the Cowboys greets a young admirer at Chicago’s Soldier Field during an “I Am An American Day” in the mid-‘40s.

The King of the Cowboys greets a young admirer at Chicago’s Soldier Field during an “I Am An American Day” in the mid-‘40s.

Roy Rogers poses with two young boys for a publicity picture in the mid-‘40s at Bloomingdale’s in New York.

Roy Rogers poses with two young boys for a publicity picture in the mid-‘40s at Bloomingdale’s in New York.

Roy feeds Trigger in this gag photo from the mid-‘40s.

Roy feeds Trigger in this gag photo from the mid-‘40s.

At the height of his popularity in 1948, Roy received 1.5 million letters a year.

At the height of his popularity in 1948, Roy received 1.5 million letters a year.

Roy swaps instruments with Tommy Dorsey during an NBC radio show in 1946.

Roy swaps instruments with Tommy Dorsey during an NBC radio show in 1946.

Gene Autry, Dale Evans and Roy Rogers at the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1981.

Gene Autry, Dale Evans and Roy Rogers at the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1981.

Roy shakes hands with Salisbury, NC, mayor Bill Stanback as Roy received the key to the city at the Terrace Theater in 1975.

Roy shakes hands with Salisbury, NC, mayor Bill Stanback as Roy received the key to the city at the Terrace Theater in 1975.

Roy with the winners of a 1957 HOUSTON (TX) CHRONICLE Roy Rogers

Roy with the winners of a 1957 HOUSTON (TX) CHRONICLE Roy Rogers
Coloring Contest.

An unidentified man (Is that Republic Studio head Herbert J. Yates?) greets Dale Evans, Roy Rogers and Vera Ralston at a function in the mid to late ‘40s.

An unidentified man (Is that Republic Studio head Herbert J. Yates?) greets Dale Evans, Roy Rogers and Vera Ralston at a function in the mid to late ‘40s.

Roy and Dale at the 1989 Academy Awards.

Roy and Dale at the 1989 Academy Awards.

Roy and Dale at a Hollywood rodeo in mid-1945.

Roy and Dale at a Hollywood rodeo in mid-1945.

Another shot from that 1945 rodeo with (L-R) Arlene Rogers, Dale Evans, Cheryl Rogers, Roy and Linda Lou Rogers.

Another shot from that 1945 rodeo with (L-R) Arlene Rogers, Dale Evans, Cheryl Rogers, Roy and Linda Lou Rogers.

Roy gives Trigger a break and heads home from Republic on his motorcycle.

Roy gives Trigger a break and heads home from Republic on his motorcycle.

At Republic, Roy takes a break with director Frank McDonald (with pipe in mouth) while filming “Rainbow Over Texas” (‘46).

At Republic, Roy takes a break with director Frank McDonald (with pipe in mouth) while filming “Rainbow Over Texas” (‘46).

Roy and Dale with six children, four spouses at the time and 13 grandchildren at a taping of the “Jonathan Winters Christmas Show” in December 1968. (L-R) Dusty, Linda Yoder Rogers (no children as they married 11/67), Linda Rogers Johnson holding her son Robin Roy with husband Gary Johnson, Mimi Easton Swift in front of Johnson (she was then widowed and had not married Swift yet), Dodie is next to Mimi with white headband, Cheryl Rogers Rose Barnett, her first husband Bill Rose. Next to Bill is Tom and Barbara Fox on far right. Tom and Barbara’s three girls are in front of them--Candy with the long hair, Julie and Mindy with short hair. Nine grandchildren are in front.

Roy and Dale with six children, four spouses at the time and 13 grandchildren at a taping of the “Jonathan Winters Christmas Show” in December 1968. (L-R) Dusty, Linda Yoder Rogers (no children as they married 11/67), Linda Rogers Johnson holding her son Robin Roy with husband Gary Johnson, Mimi Easton Swift in front of Johnson (she was then widowed and had not married Swift yet), Dodie is next to Mimi with white headband, Cheryl Rogers Rose Barnett, her first husband Bill Rose. Next to Bill is Tom and Barbara Fox on far right. Tom and Barbara’s three girls are in front of them--Candy with the long hair, Julie and Mindy with short hair. Nine grandchildren are in front. (Thanx to Janey Miller.)

More photos in Gallery 32

 

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