Roy Rogers was a singer, actor, and television personality from the United States. His full name was Leonard Franklin Slye.
Following early work as a co-founder of the Sons of the Pioneers and subsequently as an actor under his given name, Rogers was rebranded and became one of the most popular Western performers of his day.
Roy Rogers was born on November 5, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rogers’ family moved to California when he was a young boy.
He worked as a grocery clerk before becoming a star in Hollywood. Rogers starred in over 100 movies and television shows throughout his career.
He is best known for his role as the cowboy “Roy Rogers.”
In his last few years, he lent his name to the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchise brand.
Rogers died on July 6, 1998.
You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Roy Rogers’ quotes that you can read and share with others.
Best Roy Rogers Quotes
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? ~ Roy Rogers.
I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances. ~ Roy Rogers.
When you’re young and fall off a horse, you may break something. When you’re my age and you fall off, you splatter. ~ Roy Rogers.
We’d put some zip to it, add some character, some identity. ~ Roy Rogers.
I use mainly a glass slide. It has a completely different tone and feel from a metal slide. A lot of people play slide and put it on for a few tunes, but I have it on at all times. I completely incorporate it into my style. ~ Roy Rogers.
They’ll have to shoot me first to take my gun. ~ Roy Rogers.
Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed. ~ Roy Rogers.
I’m an introvert at heart… And show business – even though I’ve loved it so much – has always been hard for me. ~ Roy Rogers.
Wise Roy Rogers Quotes
If I could teach the kids to identify and appreciate their natural environment, then they will have a sense of place and care about Weston. ~ Roy Rogers.
So many people loved him through the years, that I just didn’t have the heart to put him in the ground. ~ Roy Rogers.
I always feel a responsibility to the kids, to be somebody they could look up to. ~ Roy Rogers.
Cowboys weren’t allowed to kiss girls in pictures, so one time I gave Dale a little peck on the forehead and we got a ton of letters to leave that mushy stuff out, … So I had to kiss Trigger instead. ~ Roy Rogers.
Roy Rogers Famous Quotes
Today they’re making pictures that I wouldn’t want Trigger to see. ~ Roy Rogers.
When my time comes, just skin me and put me up there on Trigger, just as though nothing had ever changed. ~ Roy Rogers.
If there were no valleys of sadness and death, we could never really appreciate the sunshine of happiness on the mountain top. ~ Roy Rogers.
I was raised on a little farm about 12 miles out of Portsmouth, Ohio. ~ Roy Rogers.
We make up most of our history around here, … Codger. ~ Roy Rogers.
You couldn’t beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931, 1932… it was really tough. ~ Roy Rogers.
Top Roy Rogers Quotes
The station put us on staff at $35 a week… and I mean every week. ~ Roy Rogers.
People are always asking me why they don’t make Westerns like they used to. ~ Roy Rogers.
The world changed. Hollywood changed. I think we’ve lost something, and we don’t know how to get it back. ~ Roy Rogers.
We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight. ~ Roy Rogers.
It’s a trio, but it’s really an ensemble. When you come to one of my shows, it’s not just two guys backing me up. That would be boring. ~ Roy Rogers.
Christmas is telling time-wondering time. Wonder enough about it, and you’ll know, and you’ll tell about it…. ~ Roy Rogers.
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Facts about Roy Rogers
- Roy Rogers was born on November 5, 1911 on the east of the Mississippi River.
- Roy became a very successful American singer, actor, and television host and he was one of the most popular stars of the Western era.
- Roy Rogers’ first role in the movie was in “Under Western Stars,” in 1938.
- During his career, Roy Rogers appeared in more than 100 films.
- Rogers’s nickname was “King of the Cowboys”.
- Roy Rogers also became one of the Hollywood’s earliest super successful merchandising magnates.
- “The Roy Rogers Show” ran for 100 episodes on the NBC from 1951 through 1957.
- His birth name was Leonard Franklin Slye.
- Roy Rogers married Dale Evans in 1947.
- His first appearance on the radio was in year 1931.
- Roy Rogers passed away on July 6, 1998 in California at the age of 86-years-old.
Background Information about Roy Rogers
- Birth name: Leonard Franklin Slye
- Birthdate: November 5, 1911
- Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Died: July 8, 1998 at the age of 86 in Apple Valley, California, USA
- Occupation: Actor, Singer and TV Host
- Years active: 1935–1998
- Resting place: Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Apple Valley, California.