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Birth information

21 August 1938 Houston, Texas, USA

Given Name

Kenneth Ray Rogers

Nickname

Kenneth Rogers

How tall is Kenny Rogers?

1.79 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Wanda Miller
Marianne Gordon
Margo Gladys Anderson
Jean Laverne Massey
Janice Gordon

Life Story of Kenny Rogers

Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a teenager joined a doo-wop recording group who called themselves "The Scholars". At age 19, Kenny recorded "That Crazy Feeling" for a small Houston label, Carlton Records, and his career was off and running. Kenny joined the "New Christy Minstrels" in the mid-1960s, then splintered off with others in the popular group to form "The First Edition". Their first big soft-rock hit, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" hit #6 on the US charts, while later successes included "Something's Burning", "Just Dropped In", "Tell It All Brother" and "Reuben James". The husky-framed singer's ingratiating personality and sensual gravel tones soon took center stage and the group eventually renamed themselves "Kenny Rogers and the First Edition". They hosted a syndicated TV variety series from 1971 to 1973 called Rollin' on the River (1971) but the pressures of taping a weekly show caused extreme friction...

Significant features of Kenny Rogers

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Publications and Magazines about Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Luck or Something Like It - A Memoir. 2012

Biographical movies about Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Going Home 1995
Kenny Rogers: The Journey 2006
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years 2011

What movies did Kenny Rogers play or participate?

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Change in the Wind (2010) Eugene Marsh, How I Met Your Mother (2009) Kindly Book Narrator, Longshot (2001) Pilot, Touched by an Angel (2000) Denny Blye, Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997) Kenny Rogers, Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995) Kenny Rogers, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994) Brady Hawkes, MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice (1994) John J. MacShayne, MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994) John J. 'Jack' MacShayne, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) Daniel Watkins, Rio Diablo (1993) Quentin Leech, The Gambler Returns:...

Birth information

21 August 1938 Houston, Texas, USA

Given Name

Kenneth Ray Rogers

Nickname

Kenneth Rogers

How tall is Kenny Rogers?

1.79 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Wanda Miller
Marianne Gordon
Margo Gladys Anderson
Jean Laverne Massey
Janice Gordon

Life Story of Kenny Rogers

Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an interest in singing while quite young and as a teenager joined a doo-wop recording group who called themselves "The Scholars". At age 19, Kenny recorded "That Crazy Feeling" for a small Houston label, Carlton Records, and his career was off and running. Kenny joined the "New Christy Minstrels" in the mid-1960s, then splintered off with others in the popular group to form "The First Edition". Their first big soft-rock hit, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" hit #6 on the US charts, while later successes included "Something's Burning", "Just Dropped In", "Tell It All Brother" and "Reuben James". The husky-framed singer's ingratiating personality and sensual gravel tones soon took center stage and the group eventually renamed themselves "Kenny Rogers and the First Edition". They hosted a syndicated TV variety series from 1971 to 1973 called Rollin' on the River (1971) but the pressures of taping a weekly show caused extreme friction...

Significant features of Kenny Rogers

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Publications and Magazines about Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Luck or Something Like It - A Memoir. 2012

Biographical movies about Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Going Home 1995
Kenny Rogers: The Journey 2006
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years 2011

What movies did Kenny Rogers play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Change in the Wind (2010) Eugene Marsh, How I Met Your Mother (2009) Kindly Book Narrator, Longshot (2001) Pilot, Touched by an Angel (2000) Denny Blye, Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997) Kenny Rogers, Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995) Kenny Rogers, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994) Brady Hawkes, MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice (1994) John J. MacShayne, MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994) John J. 'Jack' MacShayne, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993) Daniel Watkins, Rio Diablo (1993) Quentin Leech, The Gambler Returns:...

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood (2010)

Is a well-respected photographer; was invited to the White House to create a portrait of First Lady Hillary Clinton for the 1993 CBS-TV special, A Day in the Life of Country Music (1993).

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Established the Athens Area Homeless Shelter in 1990 in Georgia.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Named "Favorite Singer of All Time" in a 1986 "PM Magazine/USA Today" poll.

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Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Voted "Favorite Male Vocalist" in 1989 by "People" magazine readers.

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Christopher Cody Rogers and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (19

In March 1999 was awarded the Recording Industry Association of America's prestigious Diamond Award, celebrating sales of more than 10 million albums for his "Greatest Hits" album.

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Christopher Cody Rogers and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (19

His high school vocal group's original song "That Crazy Feeling" landed them a spot on television's American Bandstand (1952).

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Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Father of Christopher Cody Rogers with Marianne Gordon.

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Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

On a lark, he once performed as himself as part of the "Legends In Concert" impersonators show at the Imperial Palace Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He sang the duet "Islands In the Stream" with the Dolly Parton impersonator. Several people from the audience interviewed after the show didn't realize that he was the real thing.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Identical twin sons, Justin Charles (6 pounds, 10 ounces) and Jordan Edward (5 pounds, 8 ounces) were born on Tuesday, July 6th, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. His wife, Wanda, is an identical twin, and twins also run in Kenny's family.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Co-host, with Lorianne Crook, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Superstars of Country" collection of country music [2005].

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

His duet "Islands in the Stream", with fellow country singer Dolly Parton was ranked the #1 on CMT 100 greatest country duets of all time.

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Kenny Rogers in Dolly Parton: Treasures (1996)

Sang "Lady" with Lionel Richie playing piano.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

On Oct. 27, 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

His mother was Lucille Rogers, and his siblings included brothers Lelan Rogers & Roy Rogers, and sister Sandy Rogers.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

Member of The New Christy Minstrels and The First Edition before launching a solo career that produced 20 top-40 hits from 1977-84. The singer, guitarist and bassist specialized in easy listening music with a country flavor.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

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Kenny Rogers in Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Together (1985)

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Bob Hannah, Kenny Rogers, and Robby Still in Six Pack (1982)

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Erin Gray and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Diane Lane, Robbie Fleming, Kenny Rogers, Robby Still, etc.

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Diane Lane, Anthony Michael Hall, Tom Abernathy, Robbie Fleming, Kenny Rogers, etc.

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Erin Gray and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Diane Lane, Anthony Michael Hall, Tom Abernathy, Robbie Fleming, Kenny Rogers, etc.

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Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

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Diane Lane and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Diane Lane and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Daniel Petrie and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Diane Lane and Kenny Rogers in Six Pack (1982)

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood (2010)

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care." song "We Are The World."

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