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Roy Rogers Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Roy Rogers Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10½ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth November 5, 1911
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Date of Death July 6, 1998

Roy Rogers was an American actor, singer, television host, and rodeo performer who gained popularity by acting in Western films like Silver Spurs (1943), Down Dakota Way (1949), Under Western Stars (1938), Dark Command (1940), Billy the Kid Returns (1938), Hollywood Canteen (1944), South of Caliente (1951), etc.

Born Name

Leonard Franklin Slye

Nick Name

Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, Buck, King of the West

Roy Rogers as seen in the 1940 film The Carson City Kid
Roy Rogers as seen in the 1940 film The Carson City Kid (Joseph Kane / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on November 5, 1911.


He passed away from congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998, at the age of 86 years in Apple Valley, California.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States





Actor, Singer, Television Host, Rodeo Performer


  • Father – Andrew Slye
  • Mother – Mattie Womack
  • Siblings – Kathleen Slye (Sister), Mary Slye (Sister), Cleda Slye (Sister)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Roy Rogers’ net worth was $150 million according to


Folk, World, Country, Traditional Pop, Pop


Vocals, Guitar


  • Capitol Records
  • 20th Century Records
  • RCA Records




5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Roy Rogers had dated –

  1. Lucile Ascolese (1932-1936) – He was married to Lucile Ascolese from May 8, 1933, until their divorce on June 8, 1936.
  2. Grace Arline Wilkins (1935-1946) – On June 11, 1936, he wed Grace Arline Wilkins. The couple was parents to 2 daughters named Cheryl Darlene Rogers (adopted in 1941) and Linda Lou Rogers as well as a son named Roy Jr. ‘Dusty’ Rogers (b. 1946). However, their marriage ended with Grace’s death on November 3, 1946.
  3. Linda Lovelace – RUMOR
  4. Marilyn Monroe (1946) – RUMOR
  5. Dale Evans (1946-1998) – Rogers tied the knot with the actress, singer, and songwriter Dale Evans on December 31, 1947. Together, they adopted 3 daughters named Mimi Rogers, Dodie Rogers, Debbie Rogers, and a son named Sandy Rogers. Dale gave birth to their daughter Robin Elizabeth, who was born with Down syndrome and died before the age of 2 years from mumps. The couple stayed happily married together until his death in 1998.
Roy Rogers as seen with Dale Evans at the Knott's Berry Farm in the 1970s
Roy Rogers as seen with Dale Evans at the Knott’s Berry Farm in the 1970s (Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Welsh, distant Swiss-German, and French ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • He was talented at yodeling.
  • His signature song titled Happy Trails
  • Always wore a cowboy hat
  • Dimpled smile



Roy Rogers as seen performing onstage at Knott's Berry Farm
Roy Rogers as seen performing onstage at Knott’s Berry Farm (Photo Courtesy Orange County Archives / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Roy Rogers Facts

  1. He frequently appeared in films with his cherished golden palomino horse named Trigger.
  2. Rogers is one of the few actors to play 3 of the most legendary figures from the American Old West: Wild Bill Hickok in Young Bill Hickok (1940), Buffalo Bill Cody in Young Buffalo Bill (1940), and Billy the Kid in Billy the Kid Returns (1938).
  3. He is the first person to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame twice: firstly, as a part of Sons of the Pioneers in 1980 and secondly, for his personal achievements in 1988.
  4. Rogers is honored with 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Radio at 1733 Vine Street, the other for Television at 1620 Vine Street, and the third for Motion Pictures at 1752 Vine Street. Additionally, he has 1 more star as a member of Sons of the Pioneers at 6845 Hollywood Blvd. for Recording.
  5. Val Kilmer was his next-door neighbor when the Top Gun (1986) star was growing up. In 1999, Kilmer walked on stage at that year’s Academy Awards with a horse that looked a lot like Trigger to introduce a special segment honoring his former neighbor and another famous singing cowboy, Gene Autry.
  6. He also had a pet dog named Bullet.

Featured Image by Joseph Kane / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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