Saturday, November 5, 2011


It's Roy Rogers Month here on Don't Stand There Gawping! Today is Roy Rogers' birthday, he would have been 100 years old.  Strong, handsome and a gentleman cowboy, he thrilled audiences on radio, movie screens and television.  With a career beginning in music, he had big hits with "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds".  It wasn't long before Hollywood took notice of the young yodeler and put him in the movies, with his first film appearance in 1935.  Rogers soon became a hero to children with his winning smile and integrity.  His religious faith and concern for the less fortunate only cemented his inspiration to kids throughout the country.  He openly talked about his faith and love for his family and country.  With over 100 films under his holster, he passed away on July 6th, 1998, leaving behind a world that needs more heroes like Roy Rogers.

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