October 31, 2012, celebrates Dale Evans’ 100 Anniversary as one of America’s favorite cowgirls. We’re happy to offer this photo tribute to Dale and her family.
Dale and Roy. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale as guest on Hoagy Carmichael’s NBC radio show in 1945.
Dale and Roy check over the script before going on the air for Roy’s weekly radio show in August 1946.
Dale, Gene Autry and Roy at a Masquers Club testimonial dinner for Roy and Dale on January 28, 1956. Gene was Harlequin for the Masquers.
Dale and Roy above their home in the‘50s. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy in a 1952 parade. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy appearing on TV with Jim Nabors. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy on the “Dinah Shore” TV program. (Thanx to John Antosiewicz.)
Dale and Roy sing a duet with Andy Williams. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Roy and Dale have a bang up time with a young fan. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy in 1973. (Thanx to Dale Price.)
Roy and Dale in January 1953 with newly adopted John David (Sandy). They obtained the boy in late 1952 from a school for crippled children near Covington, KY, where he was being treated for a broken back and smashed nose. “Some people planning adoption want perfect children,” said Dale, “but we take the one that needs us and do what we can for them.”
Dale with children Debbie and Dodie in the late ‘50s. Dodie was adopted in ‘52, Debbie in ‘56.
Autographed photo of Dale and Roy gathered around the piano in the mid-‘50s with thier children, (l-r) Dodie, Cheryl, Linda, Sandy, Dusty. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
August 1949 cover of MOVIE LIFE. (l-r) Roy Jr. (Dusty) almost three, Linda, 6, and Cheryl, 9.
Dale and Roy arriving home by plane on October 28, 1952, having just adopted seven month old part-Choctaw Indian girl Mary Little Doe (Dodie) in Texas. Standing in front of Roy is Sandy, 5. Alongside Sandy is Dusty, 6. In front are Cheryl (left), 12, and Linda Lou, 9.
Dale and Roy in early 1953 with little Dodie. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Changing a ticklish, giggling Dodie from her cowgirl outfit to a regular dress are Linda, Cheryl and Dale in November ‘55. (Thanx to Janey Miller.)
Roy and Dale with Dusty (looking in the Arri 35mm sound blimped camera), Cheryl and Linda on the set of the “Roy Rogers” TV show in 1955. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy, holding Dodie, greet Debbie, held by Dr. Bob Pierce of WorldVision, upon Debbie's arrival in the U.S. on June 12, 1956. Debbie turned four in August of ’56. (Thanx to Janey Miller.)
Dale and Roy with Korean born Debbie in 1960 signing papers for her naturalization. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington and Janey Miller.)
Dale and Roy at Sandy’s funeral in 1965. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Dale and Roy with young friend Marill Morgan in front of their home in Chatsworth, CA, in 1963.