Dale Evans

Actress + Singer and Writer
Born Oct 31, 1912

Dale Evans was an American writer, movie star, and singer-songwriter. She was the third wife of singing cowboy Roy Rogers.

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1912 Birth Born in Uvalde, Texas, she had a tumultuous early life. She was born in 1912 to T. Hillman Smith and Bettie Sue Wood, and was named Lucille Wood Smith at birth; the name was changed to Frances Octavia Smith while she was still an infant. … Read More


1929 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Divorced in 1929, she took the name Dale Evans in the early 1930s to promote her singing career. … Read More


1937 24 Years Old In 1937, she married her third husband, accompanist and arranger Robert Dale Butts; they divorced nine years later. … Read More


1946 33 Years Old 1 More Event
This deception continued through her divorce from Butts in 1946 and her development as a cowgirl co-star to Roy Rogers at Republic Studios.
1947 34 Years Old Evans married Roy Rogers on New Year's Eve 1947 at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma, where they had earlier filmed the movie Home in Oklahoma.
1951 38 Years Old From 1951-57, Evans and Rogers starred in the highly successful television series The Roy Rogers Show, in which they continued their cowboy and cowgirl roles, with her riding her trusty buckskin horse, Buttermilk. … Read More


1962 49 Years Old In late 1962, the couple co-hosted a comedy-western-variety program, The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show, which aired on ABC. … Read More


1964 51 Years Old In 1964, Evans spoke at a "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. … Read More


1976 63 Years Old …  In 1976, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. … Read More
2001 88 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her and Roy Rogers. … Read More
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