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Roy Rogers

Born: November 5, 1911, Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: July 6, 1998 (age 86), Apple Valley, California

Roy Rogers was a singer and cowboy actor.  He and his third wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German Shepherd Dog, 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.

What do you know about Roy Rogers?  Try this quick quiz.

1. Roy Rogers was born with what name?

  • Roy Rogers
  • Leonard F. Slye
  • Gary Cooper
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    2. In 1938 he paid $2,500 for a golden palomino stallion.  What was Trigger's original name?

    • Golden Cloud
    • Golden Sun
    • Rebel

    3. Roy's German Sheppard appeared in almost as many movies as Trigger.  What was the dog's name?

    • Bullet
    • Colt
    • Tex

    4. What is the name of the singing group he helped to organize?

    • The Sons of the Pioneers
    • The Range Riders
    • The Cool Water Singers

    5. Besides his real name, Roy was known under what other name?

    • Wayne Morris
    • Charles Yates
    • Dick Weston

    6. Roy's first starring role was in what film?

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    • Utah Trail
    • West of Cheyenne

    7. How many years was Roy Rogers the Top Money-Making Western Star?

    • 5 years
    • 9 years
    • 12 years

    8. Roy stars with Bob Hope in what film?

    • Springfield Rifle
    • Rodeo
    • Son of Paleface

    9. What is reported to be Roy Rogers favorite - Roy Rogers movie and the most critically acclaimed of his films?

    • The Dalton Gang Rides Again
    • My Pal Trigger
    • Out California Way

    10. What was the name of the jeep in the Roy Rogers TV series?

    • Nelly Belle
    • All Wheels
    • Shotgun

    11. Pat Brady, became a comic sidekick for Roy Rogers.  What was one of the first character names he used?

    • Sparrow Biffle
    • Andy Anderson
    • Matt Rifle

    12. How many half-hour episodes of the Roy Rogers Show were filmed?

    • 100
    • 207
    • 54
    • 95

    13. How was NOT a sidekick of Roy Rogers?

    • Tex Ritter
    • George "Gabby" Hayes
    • Pinky Lee

    14. Who was in inspiration behind the name Roy Rogers?

    • Slye family dentist in Ohio
    • Herbert Yates, Republic Pictures CEO, family dentist
    • Arlene Wilkins, Roy's first wife, brother-in-law

    15. Roy and Trigger appear in another Bob Hope film.  Can you name it?

    • In Old Amarillo
    • Alias Jesse James
    • Days of Jess James

    16. In what film did Roy play the character U.S. Marshall Roy Rogers?

    • The Far Frontier
    • Night Time in Nevada
    • Eyes of Texas

    17. Though the title of the movie in the opening credits is one name; however, the signs all through the movie say HelldoradoWhat is the movie?

    • San Angelo
    • Las Vegas
    • Heldorado

    18. What was the name of Roy's ranch in the TV series, Roy Rogers Show?

    • The Lazy S
    • The Circle E
    • Double R Bar

    19. In the film "The Old Barn Dance", who was the star?

    • Smiley Burnette
    • Gene Autry
    • Dick Weston

    20. This is a famous line, "It's like a told you, Trigger. Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's tough. You got to take the breaks the way they come. Life is sort of like gambling. You can't always win." What movie is it from?

    • On The Old Spanish Trail
    • Roll On Texas Moon
    • My Pal Trigger

    21. What was the cause of Roy death on July 6, 1998?

    • congestive heart failure
    • liver illness
    • Multiple Sclerosis

    22. Where is Roy Rogers buried?

    • Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
    • Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
    • Sunset Hills Cemetery, Apple Valley, California

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