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Kenny Rogers

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Birthday
21, 1938
Birthplace
Houston, TX
DEATH DATE
Mar 20, 2020 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1938
Birthplace
Houston, TX
DEATH DATE
Mar 20, 2020 (81)

About

White-bearded country icon who sold more than 100 million albums over the course of his career. His 1970s albums The Gambler and Kenny went 5x platinum and 3x platinum, respectively. In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Before Fame

He attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston. He joined his first band, The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band dissolved after their frontman left to go solo.

Trivia

He starred as race car driver Brewster Baker in the 1982 comedy/drama film Six Pack. In 1988, he played a game of pickup basketball with NBA legends Michael JordanIsiah ThomasLarry Bird and Dominique Wilkins as part of a fundraiser. 

Family Life

He married his fifth wife, Wanda Miller, in June 1997 after previously being married to Janice Gordon, Jean Rogers, Margo Anderson and Marianne Gordon. He had four sons named Christopher, Jordan, Justin and Kenny Jr. as well as a daughter named Carole.

Associated With

In 1984, he released a song with Dolly Parton called "The Greatest Gift of All."