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Dale Evans and Roy Rogers at the 61st Academy Awards
Dale Evans and Roy Rogers at the 61st Academy Awards

Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911July 6, 1998), who became famous as Roy Rogers, was a singer and cowboy actor. He and his third wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German shepherd, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured two sidekicks, Pat Brady, (who drove a jeep called "Nellybelle"), and the crotchety Gabby Hayes. Roy's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Dale's nickname was "Queen of the West." For many Americans (and non-Americans), he was the embodiment of the all-American hero.[citation needed] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 428 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 428 pixel, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Roy Rogers Dale Evans ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 428 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 428 pixel, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Roy Rogers Dale Evans ... --162. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... --162. ... Palomino is a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white or flaxen mane and tail. ... Trigger (1932- 3 July 1965) was a 15. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The German Shepherd Dog (known also as the Alsatian or Schäfer(hund)) is an intelligent breed of dog. ... The Roy Rogers Show was a black and white American television series that ran for 6 seasons from December 30, 1951 to June 9, 1957 on NBC. With a total of 100 episodes. ... Best known as cowboy Roy Rogers comical sidekick. ... George Francis Gabby Hayes (May 7, 1885–February 9, 1969) was an American actor. ...

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Early life

Roy Rogers on Floodwall Mural painted by Robert Dafford, LaFayette, LA as part of a series of murals at his hometown, Portsmouth, Ohio
Roy Rogers on Floodwall Mural painted by Robert Dafford, LaFayette, LA as part of a series of murals at his hometown, Portsmouth, Ohio

Rogers was born to Andrew ("Andy") & Mattie (Womack) Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family lived in a tenement building on 2nd Street. (Riverfront Stadium was constructed at this location in 1970 and Rogers would later joke that he had been born at second base.) Dissatisfied with his job and city life, Andy Slye and his brother Will built a 12-by-50-foot houseboat from salvage lumber and in July 1912 the Slye family floated up the Ohio River towards Portsmouth, Ohio. Desiring a more stable existence in Portsmouth, Rogers' parents purchased land on which to build a home, but the flood of 1913 allowed them to move the houseboat to their property and continue living in it on dry land. Roy Rogers mural in hometown Portsmouth, Ohio Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 21:07, Aug 19, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Roy Rogers mural in hometown Portsmouth, Ohio Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 21:07, Aug 19, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... For Riverfront Stadium located in Newark, New Jersey see Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ... View of Pittsburgh, the largest metropolitan area on the Ohio River, where the Allegheny River (left) and the Monongahela River (right) join at Point State Park to form the Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... The Carl D. Perkins Bridge across the Ohio River at Portsmouth Portsmouth is a city in Scioto County, Ohio, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio, Scioto and Little Scioto Rivers. ...


In 1919 the Slyes purchased a farm about twelve miles north of Portsmouth at Duck Run near Lucasville, Ohio. They there built a six-room home. Rogers' father soon realized that the farm alone would provide insufficient income for his family and he took a job at a shoe factory in Portsmouth, living there during the week and returning home on the weekends, bearing gifts for the family following paydays, one of which was a horse on which Rogers learned his horsemanship. Lucasville is a census-designated place located in Scioto County, Ohio. ...


After completing the eighth grade, Rogers attended high school at McDermott, Ohio. When he was seventeen his family returned to Cincinnati, where his father began work at a shoe factory. Rogers soon decided on the necessity to help his family financially, so he quit high school, joined his father at the shoe factory, and began attending night school. After being ridiculed for falling asleep in class, however, he quit school and never returned. McDermott is an unincorporated community in Scioto County, Ohio, United States. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ...


Rogers and his father felt imprisoned by their factory jobs. In 1929 Rogers' older sister Mary was living at Lawndale, California with her husband. Father and son decided to quit their shoe factory jobs. The family packed their 1923 Dodge for a visit with Mary and stayed four months before returning to Ohio. Almost immediately, Rogers had the opportunity to travel to California with Mary's father-in-law, and the rest of the family followed in the spring of 1930. Lawndale is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


The Slyes rented a small house near Mary. Rogers and his father immediately found employment as truck drivers for a highway construction project. They reported to work one morning, however, to learn their employer had gone bankrupt. The economic hardship of the Great Depression had followed them West and the Slyes soon found themselves among the economic refugees traveling from job to job picking fruit and living in worker campsites. (Rogers would later read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and marvel at its accuracy.) One day Andy Slye heard of a shoe factory hiring in Los Angeles and asked Rogers to join him in applying there for work. Rogers, having seen the joy that his guitar and singing had brought to the destitute around the campfires, hesitantly told his father that he was going to pursue a living in music. With his father's blessing, he and cousin Stanley Slye went to Los Angeles and sought musical engagements as The Slye Brothers. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. ... This article is about the novel. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


In 1933, Roy married Lucile Ascolese, but they were divorced just three years later. The couple had no children.


Career

Publicity photo of Gabby Hayes and Roy Rogers from the early 1940s.
Publicity photo of Gabby Hayes and Roy Rogers from the early 1940s.

Rogers moved to California at eighteen to become a singer. After four years of little success, he formed Sons of the Pioneers, a western cowboy music group, in 1934. The group hit it big with songs like "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... George Francis Gabby Hayes (May 7, 1885–February 9, 1969) was an American actor. ... The Sons of the Pioneers was a cowboy singing group founded in 1933 by Leonard Slye (better known by his later screen name Roy Rogers), with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan. ... Poster from the Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. ... Cool Water was a famous song written in 1941 by the equally famous Bob Nolan. ... The song Tumbling Tumbleweeds was composed by Bob Nolan, one of the founding (albeit reluctant) members of the Sons of the Pioneers. ...


From his first film appearance in 1935, he worked steadily in western films, including a large supporting role as a singing cowboy while still billed as "Leonard Slye" in a Gene Autry movie. In 1938 when Autry temporarily walked out on his movie contract, Slye was immediately rechristened "Roy Rogers"[1] and assigned the lead in Under Western Stars. Rogers became a matinee idol and American legend. A competitor for Gene Autry was suddenly born. In addition to his own movies, Rogers played a supporting role in the John Wayne classic Dark Command (1940), a harrowing fictionalization of Quantrill's Raiders directed by Raoul Walsh, who had discovered Wayne in 1929 and changed his name while casting him in The Big Trail, Wayne's first leading role. Rogers became a major box office attraction, and Dale Evans was cast in a movie with him in 1945. The next year, Roy's wife, Arlene, died of a massive brain embolism from a bloodclot following the birth of Roy Rogers, Jr. (called Dusty). Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... Orvon Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television. ... John Wayne (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was an iconic, Academy Award-winning, American film actor. ... Dark Command is a 1940 movie fictionalization of Quantrills Raiders in Bloody Kansas just prior to the American Civil War. ... Quantrills Raiders were a loosely organized force of pro-Confederate bushwhackers who fought under the leadership of William Clarke Quantrill. ... Raoul Walsh as John Wilkes Booth in Birth of a Nation Raoul Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh. ... The Big Trail was a 1930 film starring John Wayne in his first leading role and was also the first widescreen movie, appearing decades before The Robe. ... --162. ...


Roy and Dale married on New Years Eve in 1947 at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma where a few months earlier they had filmed Home In Oklahoma. Davis is a city located in Oklahoma. ...


It was Dale's fourth marriage. Roy and Dale lived together until his death.

Original film poster

Rogers was an idol for many children through his films and television show. Most of his films were in color in an era when almost all other B-movies were black and white. There were Roy Rogers action figures, cowboy adventure novels, a comic strip, and a variety of marketing successes. Some of his movies would segue into animal adventures, in which Roy's horse Trigger would go off on his own for a while with the camera following him. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (467 × 700 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is being used to illustrate the article on the movie Bells of Rosarita and is used for informational or educational purposes... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (467 × 700 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is being used to illustrate the article on the movie Bells of Rosarita and is used for informational or educational purposes... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Zarbon action figure of from Dragon Ball Z made by Bandai An action figure is a posable plastic figurine of a character, often from a movie, video game, or television program. ...


The Sons of the Pioneers continued their popularity through the 1950s. Although Rogers was no longer a member, they often appeared as Rogers' backup group in films and on TV.


Rogers and his second wife, Arlene (Wilkins) had three children: an adopted daughter, Cheryl, and two biological children, Linda Lou and Roy Jr. Dale and Roy had a daughter, Robin Elizabeth, who died of complications of Down Syndrome at age two. Evans wrote about losing their daughter in her book Angel Unawares.


Rogers and Evans were also well known as advocates for adoption and as founders and operators of children's charities. They adopted several children. Both were outspoken Christians. In Apple Valley, California, where they made their home, numerous streets and highways as well as civic buildings have been named after them in recognition of their efforts on behalf of homeless and handicapped children. Roy was an active Freemason and a Shriner and was noted for his support of their charities. For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Apple Valley is a town located in the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County, California, incorporated on November 14, 1988. ... American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... A member of the Syrian Corvettes group of Shriners participates in a Memorial Day parade The Shriners, or Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, are an Order appendant to Freemasonry. ...


Roy and Dale's famous theme song, which Dale wrote and they sang as a duet to sign off their television show, was "Happy trails to you, Until we meet again...". Happy Trails by Dale Evans Rogers Theme song for 1950s tv show staring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers. ...


For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Roy Rogers has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1752 Vine Street, a second star at 1733 Vine Street for his contribution to radio, and a third star at 1620 Vine Street for his contribution to the television industry. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


Roy and Dale were inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1976 and Roy was inducted again as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers in 1995. Roy was also twice elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, first as a member of The Sons of the Pioneers in 1980 and as a soloist in 1988. The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ...


Death

Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998 at age 86. Rogers was residing in Apple Valley, Californica at the time of his passing. He was buried at Sunset Hills cemetery in Apple Valley, CA.[2] Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Filmography

  • Slightly Static (1935) (uncredited) .... Member of Sons of the Pioneers
  • The Old Homestead (1935) (as Leonard Slye) .... Sons of the Pioneers
  • Way Up Thar (1935) (as Leonard Slye) .... Band Member
  • Gallant Defender (1935) (uncredited) .... Nester (Sons of the Pioneers)
  • The Mysterious Avenger (1936) (as Len Slye) .... Musician Len
  • Song of the Saddle (1936) (uncredited) .... Sons of the Pioneers Guitarist
  • Rhythm on the Range (1936) (uncredited) .... Leonard (Sons of the Pioneers)
  • California Mail (1936) (uncredited) .... Square Dance Caller & Guitarist
  • The Big Show (1936) (uncredited) .... Sons of the Pioneers guitar player
  • The Old Corral (1936) (uncredited) .... Buck O'Keefe
  • The Old Wyoming Trail (1937) (uncredited) .... Guitar player/Singer/Cowhand
  • Wild Horse Rodeo (1937) (as Dick Weston) .... Singer
  • The Old Barn Dance (1938) (as Dick Weston) .... Singer
  • Under Western Stars (1938) .... Roy Rogers
  • Billy the Kid Returns (1938) .... Roy Rogers/Billy the Kid
  • A Feud There Was (1938) (uncredited) .... Egghead/Elmer Singing Voice
  • Come On, Rangers (1938) .... Roy Rogers
  • Shine On, Harvest Moon (1938) .... Roy Rogers
  • Rough Riders' Round-up (1939) .... Roy Rogers
  • Southward Ho (1939) .... Roy
  • Frontier Pony Express (1939) .... Roy Roger
  • In Old Caliente (1939) .... Roy Rogers
  • Wall Street Cowboy (1939) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Arizona Kid (1939) .... Roy Rogers/The Arizona Kid
  • Jeepers Creepers (1939) .... Roy
  • Saga of Death Valley (1939) .... Roy Rogers
  • Days of Jesse James (1939) .... Roy Rogers
  • Dark Command (1940) .... Fletcher 'Fletch' McCloud
  • Young Buffalo Bill (1940) .... Bill Cody
  • The Carson City Kid (1940) .... The Carson City Kid
  • The Ranger and the Lady (1940) .... Texas Ranger Captain Roy Colt
  • Colorado (1940) .... Lieutenant Jerry Burke
  • Young Bill Hickok (1940) .... 'Wild' Bill Hickok
  • The Border Legion (1940) .... Dr. Stephen Kellogg, aka Steve Kells
  • Robin Hood of the Pecos (1941) .... Vance Corbin
  • Arkansas Judge (1941) .... Tom Martel
  • In Old Cheyenne' (1941) .... Steve Blane
  • Sheriff of Tombstone (1941) .... Brett Starr
  • Nevada City (1941) .... Jeff Connors
  • Bad Man of Deadwood (1941) .... Brett Starr aka Bill Brady
  • Jesse James at Bay (1941) .... Jesse James/Clint Burns
  • Red River Valley (1941) .... Roy Rogers
  • Man from Cheyenne (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • South of Santa Fe (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Sunset on the Desert (1942) .... Roy Rogers & Deputy Bill Sloan
  • Romance on the Range (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Sons of the Pioneers (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Sunset Serenade (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Heart of the Golden West (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Ridin' Down the Canyon (1942) .... Roy Rogers
  • Idaho (1943) .... Roy Rogers
  • King of the Cowboys (1943) .... Roy Rogers
  • Song of Texas (1943) .... Roy Rogers
  • Silver Spurs (1943) .... Roy Rogers
  • Hands Across the Border (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • Cowboy and the Senorita (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • Song of Nevada (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • San Fernando Valley (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • Lights of Old Santa Fe (1944) .... Roy Rogers
  • Hollywood Canteen (1944) .... Roy Rogers and Trigger
  • Utah (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • Where Do We Go from Here? (1945) (scenes deleted)
  • Bells of Rosarita (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Man from Oklahoma (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • Along the Navajo Trail (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • Sunset in El Dorado (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • Don't Fence Me In (1945) .... Roy Rogers
  • Song of Arizona (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Rainbow Over Texas (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • My Pal Trigger (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Under Nevada Skies (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Roll on Texas Moon (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Home in Oklahoma (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Out California Way (1946) .... Roy Rogers
  • Heldorado (1946) .... Nevada State Ranger Roy Rogers
  • Apache Rose (1947) .... Roy Rogers
  • Bells of San Angelo (1947) .... Roy Rogers
  • Springtime in the Sierras (1947) .... Roy Rogers
  • On the Old Spanish Trail (1947) .... Roy Rogers
  • Pecos Bill (1948) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Gay Ranchero (1948) .... Sheriff Roy Rogers
  • Under California Stars (1948) .... Roy Rogers
  • Eyes of Texas (1948) .... U.S. Marshal Roy Rogers
  • Night Time in Nevada (1948) .... Roy Rogers
  • Grand Canyon Trail (1948) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Far Frontier (1948) .... Roy Rogers
  • Susanna Pass (1949) .... Roy Rogers
  • Down Dakota Way (1949) .... Roy Rogers
  • The Golden Stallion (1949) .... Roy Rogers
  • Bells of Coronado (1950) .... Roy Rogers
  • Twilight in the Sierras (1950) .... State Parole Officer Roy Rogers
  • Trigger, Jr. (1950) .... Roy Rogers
  • Sunset in the West (1950) .... Roy Rogers
  • North of the Great Divide (1950) .... Roy Rogers
  • Trail of Robin Hood (1950) .... Roy Rogers
  • Spoilers of the Plains (1951) .... Roy Rogers
  • Heart of the Rockies (1951) .... Roy Rogers
  • In Old Amarillo (1951) .... Roy Rogers
  • South of Caliente (1951) .... Roy Rogers
  • Pals of the Golden West (1951) .... Border Patrolman Roy Rogers
  • Son of Paleface (1952) .... Roy Barton
  • Alias Jesse James (1959) (uncredited) .... Roy Rogers
  • Mackintosh and T.J. (1975) .... Mackintosh

Popular songs recorded by Roy Rogers

  • "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
  • "Way Out There" (singing and yodeling)
  • "Ride Ranger Ride"
  • "Hold That Critter Down"
  • "One More Ride"
  • "That Pioneer Mother Of Mine"
  • "Little White Cross On The Hill"

Trivia

  • The hero of Hungarian-American composer Emmerich Kalman's last work, the cowboy operetta Arizona Lady, is named "Roy Dexter" after Roy Rogers.
  • Country singer Willie Nelson named his guitar "Trigger" after Rogers' horse, Trigger.
  • The noted slide guitarist, Roy Rogers (born in 1950), was so named to please his older brother, a cowboy wannabe.[3]
  • While many motion pictures starring Roy Rogers are available comercially on VHS and DVD, his films occasionally turn up among film showings at the North Carolina Western Film Festival (held annually in July), the Williamsburg Film Festival (held annually in Virginia), and the Mid atlantic nostalgia convention (held annually in September) in Aberdeen, Maryland.
  • In 2003, the official Roy Rogers - Dale Evans Museum moved from Victorville, CA to Branson, MO. Its most famous exhibit is the stuffed Trigger (horse).
  • In the movie Die Hard, when Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) asks John McClane (Bruce Willis) if he thinks he is John Wayne, Rambo or Marshall Dillon, McClane answers: "Always kinda' partial to Roy Rogers actually. I really like those sequined shirts." In the same film, McClane takes on the pseudonym "Roy" in order to prevent Hans from learning his real identity.
  • Elton John had a song named after the character Roy Rogers in his 1973 album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Leonard Slye's stage name came from his childhood dentist, Roy Steele Rogers, who practiced in Hillsboro, Ohio and the surrounding countryside (including Duck Run).
  2. ^ Dale Evans, Queen Of The West, Dead At 88 last access February 22, 2007.
  3. ^ Jeff Kaliss, "Rhythm royalty: Guitarist Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings celebrate 25 years of the blues", San Francisco Chronicle, March 18, 2005 (source regarding the other Roy Rogers)

References

  • Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, with Carlton Stowers, Happy Trails: The story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Carmel, New York, Guideposts, 1979, ISBN 0-8499-0086-7.
  • Zwisohn, Laurence. (1998). "Roy Rogers". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 456-457.

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Roy and Dale's famous theme song, which Dale wrote and they sang as a duet to sign off their television show, was "Happy trails to you, Until we meet again....
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