July 7, 1998 |
Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who sang, smiled and occasionally shot his way into the hearts of multitudes of Little Buckaroos, died Monday. He was 86. Rogers died of congestive heart failure in his Apple Valley home near Victorville, with his wife and co-star Dale Evans and other family members at his side. He had undergone heart surgery in 1977 and 1990 and had been somewhat frail in recent years.
February 1, 1991 |
For Cowboy Junkies: Yes, it's another one for "Dances With Wolves." The film won the best movie award in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's 30th Annual Western Heritage Award competition, which honors outstanding achievements in Western film, television, literature and music. Kevin Costner will be honored at the 1991 Western Heritage Awards ceremony March 16 in Oklahoma City.
February 22, 1991 |
Cowboy Roundup: Former Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) and actors Chuck Connors and James Drury are among five people to be inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City next month. The late actor Tim Holt and J. Ernest Browning, one of the hall's founders, also will be inducted March 16.
March 19, 1990 |
Clayton Moore says playing the Lone Ranger on the long-running television series fulfilled a childhood dream. "When I was a kid, I wanted to be a policeman or a cowboy and I got the white hat," Moore said Saturday night as he was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Hall of Great Western Performers. "I will always wear it because I believe in the good guys." Moore also paid tribute to the late Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto on "Lone Ranger." "I had help along the way.
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August 24, 1985 |
Hoyle Nix, a fiddler for 40 years who led The West Texas Cowboys and also appeared with some of the biggest names in country and Western music, has died at 67. Nix, who was influenced by the music of Bob Wills, died Wednesday after what was described as a brief illness. He and The West Texas Cowboys were familiar faces at annual Bob Wills Day celebrations in Texas.
April 24, 1990 |
Veteran actor Albert Salmi, who found steady Hollywood work in television Westerns like "Gunsmoke," was found shot to death along with his wife, and police said today that it appeared to be a murder-suicide. Salmi, 62, apparently shot his 55-year-old estranged wife, Roberta G. Salmi, then killed himself, police spokesman Lt. Robert Van Leuven. A neighbor who had gone to check on Roberta Salmi on Monday night saw her body on the kitchen floor through a window and called police.