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1929; My Little Home Down in New Orleans, 1928; High Powered Mama, 1929; No Hard Times, 1932; Jimmie's Texas Blues, 1929; Ben Dewberry's Final Run, 1927; My Good Gal's Gone Blues, 1931; Down the Road to Home, 1932; Let Me Be Your Side Track, 1931; Lullaby Yodel, 1928; Any Old Time, 1929; Miss. Delta Blues, 1933; Moonlight and Skies; The Soldier's Sweetheart, 1927, first record. Movie short for Columbia Pictures. Awards and honors: Honorary Texas Ranger; sold 20 million records, 1927-33. Died of Tuberculosis, May 26, 1933. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Meridian, Missis­sippi. Rogers, Roy (Leonard Slye), "King of Cowboys." b. 11/5/ 12, Cincinnati, Ohio; w. Arlene Wilkins, deceased; Dale Evans; d. Cheryl Darlene; Linda Lou; Marion; Scottish Ward; Mary; Little Doe; Deborah Lee; s. Roy, Jr.; John. Worked in shoe factory; truck driver; farm worker; orchard worker; house painter; road builder; and cow­hand. Entertainment experience: Uncle Tom Murray's Hollywood Hillbillies, 1931; International Cowboys; Rocky Mountaineers; O-Bar-0 Cowboys; Texas Out­laws; Sons of the Pioneers, 1932-8; Star Night Round Up, NBC Radio; Roy Rogers Show, MBS; Roy Rogers Show, TV series; Chevy Show, NBC-TV. RCA Records. Al­bum: Sweet Hour of Prayer. Songs recorded: Pecos Bill; Last Round-up; etc. Made 89 western movies, in­cluding: Under Western Stars, Republic, 1938; My Pal Trigger, Republic, 1946; Melody Time, Republic; Cow­boy and the Senorita, Republic. President of Roy Rogers Enterprises, Hollywood, Calif. Address: 357 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California.
Rogers, "Smiling Slim," (Roger Anthony Planchet), b. 1/3/ 23, King Edward St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada; w. Gilberte Mary Cabot. Attended Garneau Public Sch., Ottawa, 1929-37; and Ottawa Tech. High Sch., 1937-9. Previous work: telegraph messenger; truck driver; road laborer; drill press operator; fruit picker; salesman; stevedor; and shipping clerk. Plays guitar. Entertainment ex­perience: CKCO, Ottawa; Barn Dances and fairs, 1940-6; Daniel's Greater Shows, carnival, toured Ontario, 1947; Rouyn and Commercial Hotels, CKRN, Rouyn,