Dale Evans

Biography: Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas, on October 31, 1912, and is known for her writing, singing and movie acting. In 1927, at age 14, she eloped with her first husband Thomas F. Fox. In 1929, she and Fox divorced when she was 17. That same year she married August Wayne Johns and divorced him in 1935. In 1937, she married her accompanist and arranger Robert Dale Butts; they divorced in 1946. She married her fourth and last husband Roy Rogers in 1947, they were married for 51 years until Rogers's death in 1998. Evans was known for her cowgirl characters and singing career that spanned almost sixty years. She is perhaps best known for co-starring with her husband Roy Rogers in the Roy Rogers Show that ran between 1951 and 1957, and has appeared in over thirty films, recorded over two hundred songs and other successful TV shows such as Anne Oakley. She had a son with her first husband named Thomas F. Fox Jr., she also had a Dale Evans was born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas, on October 31, 1912, and is known for her writing, singing and movie acting. In 1927, at age 14, she eloped with her first husband Thomas F. Fox. In 1929, she and Fox divorced when she was 17. That same year she married August Wayne Johns and divorced him in 1935. In 1937, she married her accompanist and arranger Robert Dale Butts; they divorced in 1946. She married her fourth and last husband Roy Rogers in 1947, they were married for 51 years until Rogers's death in 1998. Evans was known for her cowgirl characters and singing career that spanned almost sixty years. She is perhaps best known for co-starring with her husband Roy Rogers in the Roy Rogers Show that ran between 1951 and 1957, and has appeared in over thirty films, recorded over two hundred songs and other successful TV shows such as Anne Oakley. She had a son with her first husband named Thomas F. Fox Jr., she also had a daughter with Rogers named Robin Elizabeth who died of complications due to down syndrome after her second birthday. Evans continued to be active in entertainment until her death from congestive heart failure on February 7, 2001, in Apple Valley, California, she was 88 years old.

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