Dale Evans
American actress, singer and writer
Dale Evans
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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Composer Jack Hayes dies at 92 - Variety
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He later toured as bandleader for comedians Abbott & Costello and with cowboy singers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. He composed several classical works and collaborated with jazz drummer Louis Bellson on numerous jazz and orchestral pieces
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Town remembers the life of Chief of Police Emeritus Gary K. Tyler - Reminder Newspapers
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... the community was made better by Tyler's life itself. He asked, “How are you going to remember Gary Tyler?” In compliance with a special request by Tyler himself, the memorial closed with the playing of “Happy Trails,” by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
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Area Golf: Wednesday's Senior Scramble results - Corsicana Daily Sun
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Paul Slaughter, James Cummins and Johnny James took second place with a score of 59, also winning a scorecard playoff. Gerry York, John Fitzmaurice, Rinert Schultz and Dale Evans came in third place with a score of, you guessed it, 59
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INLAND: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans celebration includes Norco artist - Press-Enterprise
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Norco artist Katie West is set to participate in a celebration of 100 years of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans set Friday, Saturday, and Aug. 28 in Victorville. West has been working 20-hour days to create new pieces for the event,
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Cowboy Rules to Live By - Memphis Daily News
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He was accompanied by his wife, Dale Evans, and World's Smartest Horse, Trigger. Those were the days when real cowboys wore fringe. Roy, always a “white hat,” had a list of 10 Rider's Rules that dictated behavior. Among the rules are: Be neat and clean
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Tribute to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans tonight at the Texas Theater - Waxahachie Daily Light
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... of the 100th birthday of the great American western screen star Roy Rogers, his oldest daughter Cheryl Rogers Barnett, along with her husband Larry, are on tour paying tribute to the late King of the Cowboys and his wife/co-star Dale Evans Rogers
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'Cowboy Princess' remembers father - Murfreesboro Post
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For Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, growing up the daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (the “King of the Cowboys” and the “Queen of the West”) was filled with joy, wonder and lots of animals. Not only did Cheryl have Trigger, Roy's golden palomino,
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AV hopes to add 2774 acres - Victorville Daily Press
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The Golden Triangle is bounded by Interstate 15 on the west, Dale Evans Parkway on the east, Johnson Road on the south and Morro Road on the north. Annexing the acreage would roughly double Apple Valley's freewayfrontage property for future commercial
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Ericksons to perform at Victory - Jamestown Sun
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He and his wife, Opal, have been Ambassadors on the Road for The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Happy Trails Theater & Museum located in Branson. Coming to Victory Lutheran Church Sunday at the 9:30 am worship service for one concert from Branson, Mo.,
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Joliet church plans reopening event one year after fire - Chicago Sun-Times
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We want to say thank you,” said Dale Evans, co-chair of a church building committee that oversaw the reconstruction. The church at Larkin and Clara avenues will hold a dedication service and open house with music and fellowship on the one-year
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Roy Rogers movie marathon on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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This film marked the first time Rogers worked with Dale Evans. • “Don't Fence Me In,” which follows at 9:30 pm, was released in 1945 and is considered one of his best. Dale Evans plays reporter Toni Ames, who comes to the Wild West in search of a story
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Evans pleads guilty - Lodi News-Sentinel
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Richard Dale Evans, 59, pleaded guilty in Stockton Superior Court on Wednesday to multiple charges of committing lewd acts on a minor by use of force or fear. He also plead guilty to one count of kidnapping a victim younger than 14, and to two special
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dale Evans
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 88
    In 2001, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her and Roy Rogers.
    More Details Hide Details KZ Pictures is in the development stage of two Dale Evans themed projects. The first is a documentary which focuses on the complete life of Dale Evans, her discography and filmology, and will feature numerous celebrity interviews. The second project will be a major motion picture centered on the early life of Dale Evans including her famous songs, "Happy Trails" and "The Bible Tells Me So."
  • 1976
    Age 63
    In 1976, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
    More Details Hide Details She ranked No. 34 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music in 2002. Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, a daughter of Roy Rogers and step-daughter of Evans, co-authored Cowboy Princess: Life with My Parents, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Frank Thompson. In her exhibit at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Dale Evans is quoted as follows: 'Cowgirl' is an attitude really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head-on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands; they speak up. They defend things they hold dear.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1964
    Age 51
    In 1964, Evans spoke at a "Project Prayer" rally attended by 2,500 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details The gathering, which was hosted by actor Anthony Eisley, star of ABC's Hawaiian Eye series, sought to flood the United States Congress with letters in support of school prayer, following two decisions in 1962 and 1963 of the United States Supreme Court which struck down the practice as in conflict with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Joining Evans and Eisley at the Project Prayer rally were Walter Brennan, Lloyd Nolan, Rhonda Fleming, Pat Boone, and Gloria Swanson. Evans declared, "It's high time that all America stood up to be counted. Let our children learn of the Lord and be free." Eisely and Fleming added that Rogers, John Wayne, Ronald W. Reagan, Mary Pickford, Jane Russell, Ginger Rogers, and Pat Buttram would have attended the rally had their schedules permitted. In the 1970s, Evans recorded several solo albums of religious music. During the 1980s, the couple introduced their films weekly on the former The Nashville Network. In the 1990s, Evans hosted her own religious television program.
  • FORTIES
  • 1962
    Age 49
    In late 1962, the couple co-hosted a comedy-western-variety program, The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show, which aired on ABC.
    More Details Hide Details It was canceled after three months, losing in the ratings to the first season of The Jackie Gleason Show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Alice Van-Springsteen served as a double for both Evans and Gail Davis, the actress who starred in the syndicated series Annie Oakley, often performing such tasks as tipping over wagons and jumping railroad tracks. In addition to her successful TV shows, more than 30 films and some 200 songs, Evans wrote the well-known song "Happy Trails". In later episodes of the program, she was outspoken in her Christianity, telling people that God would assist them with their troubles and imploring adults and children to turn to Him for guidance.
  • 1947
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 1946
    Age 33
    The marriage was Rogers' third and Evans' fourth but was successful; the two were a team on- and off-screen from 1946 until Rogers' death in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after the wedding, Evans ended the deception regarding her son, Tommy. Roy had an adopted child, Cheryl, and two biological children, Linda and Roy (Dusty) Jr., from his second marriage. Together they had one child, Robin Elizabeth, who died of complications of Down syndrome shortly before her second birthday. Her life inspired Evans to write her bestseller Angel Unaware. Evans was very influential in changing public perceptions of children with developmental disabilities and served as a role model for many parents. After she wrote Angel Unaware, a group then known as the “Oklahoma County Council for Mentally Retarded Children” adopted its better-known name Dale Rogers Training Center in her honor. Evans went on to write a number of religious and inspirational books. Roy and Dale appeared many times with Billy Graham in Crusades all over the country, singing gospel songs and giving their testimony.
    This deception continued through her divorce from Butts in 1946 and her development as a cowgirl co-star to Roy Rogers at Republic Studios.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1937
    Age 24
    In 1937, she married her third husband, accompanist and arranger Robert Dale Butts; they divorced nine years later.
    More Details Hide Details Neither of these marriages produced any children. During her time at 20th Century Fox, the studio promoted her as the unmarried supporter of her teenage "brother" Tommy (actually her son Tom Fox, Jr.).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1929
    Age 16
    Throughout this early period, Evans went through two additional failed marriages, the first of which was to August Wayne Johns from 1929 to 1935.
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    Divorced in 1929, she took the name Dale Evans in the early 1930s to promote her singing career.
    More Details Hide Details After beginning her career singing at the radio station where she was employed as a secretary, Evans had a productive career as a jazz, swing, and big band singer that led to a screen test and contract with 20th Century Fox studios. She gained exposure on radio as the featured singer for a time on the Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy show.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At age 14, she eloped with her first husband, Thomas F. Fox, with whom she had one son, Thomas F. Fox, Jr., when she was 15. A year later, abandoned by the father, she found herself in Memphis, Tennessee, a single parent, pursuing a career in music. She landed a job with local radio stations (WMC and WREC), singing and playing piano.
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