Kenny Rogers Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kenny Rogers Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth August 21, 1938
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Blue

Kenny Rogers was an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur who sold more than 100 million records worldwide in an illustrious career that spanned more than 6 decades. Although he was hugely popular with country music audiences, his versatility meant that he recorded more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and was renowned as one of the greatest crossover artists of all time. He received numerous accolades, multiple times, at the American Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Records, and the Country Music Awards. In 2013, he was inducted into the ‘Country Music Hall of Fame’.

Born Name

Kenneth Ray Rogers

Nick Name

Kenny, The Gambler

Kenny Rogers as seen in an Instagram Post in Decmeber 2018
Kenny Rogers as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018 (Kenny Rogers / Instagram)

Age

Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938.

Died

He died on March 20, 2020, due to natural causes in Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States. He was 81 years old at the time of his death.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Houston, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Kenny had attended the Wharton Elementary School in Houston and then graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1956.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Entrepreneur

Kenny Rogers and fellow country music legend Merle Haggard, as seen in May 2019
Kenny Rogers and fellow country music legend Merle Haggard, as seen in May 2019 (Kenny Rogers / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Edward Floyd Rogers (d. 1975) (Carpenter)
  • Mother – Lucille Lois (née Hester) (d. 1991) (Nurse’s Assistant)
  • Siblings – Lelan Rogers (Older Brother) (Record Producer) (d. 2002), Roy Rogers (Brother), Billy Rogers (Brother), Randy Rogers (Brother), Geraldine Rogers (Sister), Barbara Rogers (Sister), Sandy Rogers (Sister)

Genre

Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Easy Listening, Jazz, Folk

Instruments

Vocals, Bass Guitar

Labels

  • Cue
  • Carlton
  • KenLee
  • Columbia Records
  • Mercury Records
  • United Artists Records
  • Giant Records
  • Reprise Records
  • Jolly Rogers
  • Atlantic Records
  • Liberty Records
  • onQ Music
  • Curb Records
  • RCA Records
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Magnatone
  • Capitol Records
  • Warner Music Inc.
  • Warner Records Inc.
  • Capitol Records Nashville

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kenny had dated –

  1. Janice Gordon (1957-1960) – Kenny had married Janice Gordon on May 15, 1958, and they had a daughter together named Carole Lynne. They got divorced in April 1960.
  2. Jean Massey (1959-1963) – Kenny and Jean Massey got married in October 1960 and parted ways in 1963.
  3. Margo Anderson (1963-1976) – Kenny and Margo Anderson got married in October 1964. They had a son together named Kenneth Ray Rogers, Jr. (b. 1964). They got divorced in 1976.
  4. Marianne Gordon (1977-1993) – Kenny and Marianne Gordon got married on October 1, 1977. They had a son together named Christopher Cody (b. 1982). They got divorced in 1993.
  5. Wanda Miller (1996-2020) – Kenny and Wanda Miller got married on June 1, 1997. They had twin sons named Justin Charles and Jordan Edward (b. 2004). The couple was together till Kenny’s death in 2020.
Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller, as seen in February 2019
Kenny Rogers and Wanda Miller, as seen in February 2019 (Kenny Rogers / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He was of Irish and Native American descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Center-parted, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sported a thick beard
  • Had a mole on his neck
Kenny Rogers during an event for the promotion of his book titled Luck or Something Like Itin July 2019
Kenny Rogers during an event for the promotion of his book titled Luck or Something Like It in July 2019 (Kenny Rogers / Instagram)

Kenny Rogers Facts

  1. One of Kenny’s greatest songs was The Gambler (1978) which earned him a Grammy Award, his 2nd, in 1979 in the category of ‘Best Male Country Vocal Performance’. In 2018, the song was selected to be preserved in the ‘National Recording Registry’ by the Library of Congress.
  2. His albums titled The Gambler (1978) and Kenny (1979) were both featured in the About.com poll that aimed to select the ‘The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever’.
  3. In 1986, he was voted the ‘Favorite Singer of All Time’ in a joint poll by the readers of both USA Today and People magazines.
  4. He co-founded a restaurant chain named Kenny Rogers Roasters in a partnership with former KFC CEO John Y. Brown Jr.

Featured Image by Kenny Rogers / Instagram

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