Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1938-08-21
Deathday: 2020-03-20 (81 years old)

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Biography

Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Rogers was particularly popular with country audiences but also charted more than 120 hit singles across various genres, topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone. He sold more than 100 million records worldwide during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His fame and career spanned multiple genres: jazz, folk, pop, rock, and country. He remade his career and was one of the most successful cross-over artists of all time.In the late 1950s, Rogers began his recording career with the Houston-based group the Scholars, who first released "The Poor Little Doggie". After some solo releases, including 1958's "That Crazy Feeling", Rogers then joined a group with the jazz singer Bobby Doyle. In 1966, he became a member of the folk ensemble the New Christy Minstrels, playing double bass and bass guitar as well as singing. In 1967, he and several members of the New Christy Minstrels left to found the group the First Edition, with whom he scored his first major hit, "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)", a psychedelic rock song which peaked at number five on the Billboard charts. As Rogers took an increased leadership role in the First Edition following the success of 1969's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town", the band gradually changed styles to a more country feel. The band broke up in 1975–76, and Rogers embarked on a long and successful solo career, which included several successful collaborations, including duets with singers Dottie West, Dolly Parton, and Sheena Easton, and a songwriting partnership with Lionel Richie. His signature song, 1978's "The Gambler", was a crossover hit that won him a Grammy Award in 1980 and was selected in 2018 for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. He developed the Gambler persona into a character for a successful series of television films starting with 1980's Emmy-nominated Kenny Rogers as The Gambler.Rogers's albums The Gambler and Kenny were featured in the About.com poll of "The 200 Most Influential Country Albums Ever". He was voted the "Favorite Singer of All Time" in a 1986 joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People. He received numerous awards, such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs, and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades in 2003. Later success included the 2006 album release Water & Bridges, an across-the-board hit that entered the top 5 in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts, also charting in the top 15 of the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, "I Can't Unlove You", was also a sizable chart hit. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, he continued to tour regularly until his retirement in 2017.Rogers had acting roles in movies and television shows, including the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, the MacShayne series for The NBC Mystery Movie, and the 1982 feature film Six Pack. He was a co-founder of the restaurant chain Kenny Rogers Roasters in collaboration with former Kentucky Fried Chicken CEO John Y. Brown Jr. Although the stores closed in the United States, they are still a fixture in Asia.

Filmography

All 83

Movies 51

Self 47

TV Shows 32

Voice 2

Writter 1

Producer 1

Self (archive footage)
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (2022)

Movie
Self
Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler

Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler (2021)

Movie
Self
Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You

Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You (2020)

Movie
Himself
Every 40 Years

Every 40 Years (2017)

Movie
Self - Performer
All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration

All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration (2017)

Movie
Country Kings at the BBC

Country Kings at the BBC (2014)

Movie
Self
Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table

Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table (2014)

Movie
Narrator (voice)
We the People

We the People (2014)

Movie
Self
History of the Eagles

History of the Eagles (2013)

TV Show
Self
History of the Eagles

History of the Eagles (2013)

Movie
Himself
ACM Presents Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert

ACM Presents Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert (2012)

Movie
Self
Kenny Rogers and Friends

Kenny Rogers and Friends (2010)

Movie
Writer
Christmas in Canaan

Christmas in Canaan (2009)

Movie
Self
Kenny Rogers: The Journey

Kenny Rogers: The Journey (2006)

Movie
Foxworthy's Big Night Out

Foxworthy's Big Night Out (2006)

TV Show
Self
The One Show

The One Show (2006)

TV Show
Kenny Rogers: Going Home - Live At The House Of Blues

Kenny Rogers: Going Home - Live At The House Of Blues (2006)

Movie
Kindly Book Narrator (voice)
How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

TV Show
6.48
Self - Performer
Kenny Rogers: Live By Request

Kenny Rogers: Live By Request (2003)

Movie
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Reno 911!

Reno 911! (2003)

TV Show
4.75
Self
American Idol

American Idol (2002)

TV Show
7.25
Self
CMT Crossroads

CMT Crossroads (2002)

TV Show
Self
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001)

Movie
Pilot
Longshot

Longshot (2001)

Movie
Self - Performer (voice)
Snowden on Ice

Snowden on Ice (1997)

Movie
Himself
Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story

Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997)

Movie
Himself
Behind the Music

Behind the Music (1997)

TV Show
Self
Dolly Parton: Treasures

Dolly Parton: Treasures (1996)

Movie
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV Show
Himself
Kenny Rogers: Keep Christmas With You

Kenny Rogers: Keep Christmas With You (1995)

Movie
Self
The Frank Skinner Show

The Frank Skinner Show (1995)

TV Show
Kenny Rogers
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story

Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)

Movie
Cybill

Cybill (1995)

TV Show
6
Brady Hawkes
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps

Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994)

Movie
Denny Blye
Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel (1994)

TV Show
8
John J. MacShayne
MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice

MacShayne: Final Roll of the Dice (1994)

Movie
John J. 'Jack' MacShayne
MacShayne: Winner Takes All

MacShayne: Winner Takes All (1994)

Movie
Quentin Leech
Rio Diablo

Rio Diablo (1993)

Movie
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993)

TV Show
6.5
Himself
The Return of Spinal Tap

The Return of Spinal Tap (1992)

Movie
Self - Host
The Real West

The Real West (1992)

TV Show
Hot Country Nights

Hot Country Nights (1991)

TV Show
Brady Hawkes
The Gambler Returns: The Luck Of The Draw

The Gambler Returns: The Luck Of The Draw (1991)

Movie
Self - Choir Member
Voices That Care

Voices That Care (1990)

Movie
Frank Morgan
Christmas in America

Christmas in America (1989)

Movie
Self
Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong

Kenny, Dolly & Willie: Something Inside So Strong (1989)

Movie
Brady Hawkes
The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues

The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987)

Movie
Kenny Rogers Working America

Kenny Rogers Working America (1987)

Movie
Executive Producer
A Different Affair

A Different Affair (1987)

Movie
Throb

Throb (1986)

TV Show
himself
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Real Love

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Real Love (1985)

Movie
Matt Cooper
Wild Horses

Wild Horses (1985)

Movie
Self
Night of 100 Stars II

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

Movie
Self
We are the world

We are the world (1985)

Movie
Self
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song (1985)

Movie
Kenny Rogers
Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember

Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (1984)

Movie
Himself
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday

Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984)

Movie
Brady Hawkes
The Gambler II: The Adventure Continues

The Gambler II: The Adventure Continues (1983)

Movie
Brady Hawkes
The Gambler: The Adventure Continues

The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)

TV Show
Grandpa, Will You Run with Me?

Grandpa, Will You Run with Me? (1983)

Movie
Self
Sheena Easton: Act One

Sheena Easton: Act One (1983)

Movie
Brewster Baker
Six Pack

Six Pack (1982)

Movie
Uncle Matthew
Coward of the County

Coward of the County (1981)

Movie
Self
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters

Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980)

TV Show
Brady Hawkes
The Gambler

The Gambler (1980)

Movie
Self (Singer)
Lynda Carter's Special

Lynda Carter's Special (1980)

Movie
Self
CBS News Sunday Morning

CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)

TV Show
Self - Special Guest Star
The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show (1976)

TV Show
6.14
Earl
The Dream Makers

The Dream Makers (1975)

Movie
Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (1975)

TV Show
Self
Der große Preis

Der große Preis (1974)

TV Show
Balladeer
Saga of Sonora

Saga of Sonora (1973)

Movie
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (1972)

TV Show
Self
Musikladen

Musikladen (1972)

TV Show
Self - Guest Performer
That Good Old Nashville Music

That Good Old Nashville Music (1971)

TV Show
Self
Make Your Own Kind of Music

Make Your Own Kind of Music (1971)

TV Show
Self
Disco

Disco (1971)

TV Show
The Barbara McNair Show

The Barbara McNair Show (1969)

TV Show
Self
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)

TV Show
5
Self
The Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards (1959)

TV Show
The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1977

The Midnight Special Legendary Performances: More 1977

Movie
Self
Entertainment USA

Entertainment USA

TV Show

Ratings

Average 5.55
Based on 832 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1938-08-21

Deathday
2020-03-20 (81 years old)

Birth name
Kenneth Donald Rogers

Place of birth
Houston, United States of America

Relationships
Marianne Gordon (1977-10-01 - 1993-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

Awards
Horatio Alger Award, Favorite Country Single, American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Country Artist, Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, American Music Award of Merit, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Country Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Country Album, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


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Cloris Leachman worked together with Kenny Rogers in:
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