The Cowboy and the Senorita: A Biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

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Epilogue

A full moon rises over the massive Texas A&M stadium. The slow-setting sun opposite the lunar orb stubbornly clings to a piece of the sky, washing the clouds around it in subtle hues of red and gold. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans can’t help but notice the brilliant colors of the dusk as they sit atop their rides in the center of the arena. The crowd before them cheers deafeningly.

Although Roy and Dale are in their late seventies, the years have not eroded the commanding presence the royal couple has in the saddle. The grateful audience before them hails their longevity and style. In the memories of their young hearts, the King of the Cowboys and the Queen of the West have not aged at all.

Dale brushes away a tear. Looking over at Roy, she notices him doing the same. The outpouring of affection from the fans on what will be their last appearance together at a rodeo is overwhelming. The duo is moved beyond words.

Over their long careers as motion picture and television stars, they’ve ridden out in front of crowds countless times, but never as memorably as this. Somehow they and the audience sense this moment will never come again.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Cowboy and the Senorita - Big Hit for Republic x
  • Prologue xii
  • Chapter One - Humble Beginnings 1
  • Chapter Two - Off to California 15
  • Chapter Three - A Rough Start 25
  • Chapter Four - The Pioneer Trio 35
  • Chapter Five - Chicago to Hollywood 47
  • Chapter Six - The Rise of a King 59
  • Chapter Seven - Partners on the Celluloid Plains 71
  • Chapter Eight - Breaking Trail 83
  • Chapter Nine - Cowboy King Marries Queen of the West 95
  • Chapter Ten - A Higher Calling 107
  • Chapter Eleven - Sleeping Angel 121
  • Chapter Twelve - Faith in a Storm 131
  • Chapter Thirteen - Adding to the Family 141
  • Chapter Fourteen - One More Hard Trail 155
  • Chapter Fifteen - Soldier Son 167
  • Chapter Sixteen - Rider in the Sky 179
  • Chapter Seventeen - Long Live the Queen 187
  • Chapter Eighteen - Golden Cloud 195
  • Chapter Nineteen - The Legend Lives on 201
  • Epilogue 209
  • Appendix A - Roy Rogers Filmography 213
  • Appendix B - Dale Evans Filmography 221
  • Bibliography 225
  • Index 231
  • About the Authors 239
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