Rex Allen

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Birthday
31, 1920
Birthplace
Wilcox, AZ
Death Date
Dec 17, 1999 (78)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1920
Birthplace
Wilcox, AZ
Death Date
Dec 17, 1999 (78)

About

Actor known as "The Arizona Cowboy" who starred in numerous Disney Westerns and nature films, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Before Fame

He got his first guitar from his father, at age 11, and after high school a brief stint on the rodeo circuit, went to sing on the radio.

Trivia

After becoming a popular singer with his 1949 hit, Afraid, he signed with Republic Pictures to make more than a dozen musical westerns.

Family Life

He grew up in Mud Springs Canyon, near Willcox, Arizona, where his father performed in local functions playing the fiddle. His son, Rex Allen, Jr., became a popular country singer.

Associated With

Slim Pickens was a common co-star of his in the Republic Pictures films.