Us country singer, born august 23, 1947 in chicgo illinois is an american country music singer, who started singing at the age of six. He was the narrater on meny disney nature and western films also the 1973 hannabarbera animated flim charlottes web. These historic rex allen recordings were made in the 40s. Filmgoers of the 1960s were more familiar with rex allen s voice than with his rugged physique. Bringing along a cbs network radio program, allen approached republic pictures. Once at the big island of hawaii, allen and borax escape and foil the plot to rustle cattle from the kalaka ranch.
Rex allen rex allen, 19201999, known as the arizona cowboy and mister cowboy, brought much pride to the people of willcox, arizona. He starred in his own western tv series, frontier doctor 1956 and in the 1960s was the narrator on many nature documentaries for walt disney. What began as lail farm transitioned into a stunning wedding venue, and has been in operation since 2012. Rex allen, believed to be the last of the singing cowboys from the early. Rex allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio. He and his four siblings were scheduled to arrive in tucson late last night. Slim pickens was a common costar of his in the republic pictures films. Blessed with a golden voice and a true dedication to his music and career, rex allen jr. He lost a younger brother to a rattlesnake bite, another to scarlet fever.
Bonnie linder 19252007 and there was a photo showing her as the mother of rex allen, jr. Rex allen jrthe singer who wrote the arizona state song is retiring from touring this year. Get familiar with rex software and the many ways it works. He grew up on a ranch where life was anything but easy. Nov 01, 2019 rex allen dont go near the indians by country at its finest. Allen followed his fathers footsteps as a film narrator when he lent his voice as narrator of the jim carrey. Rex allen jr net worth rex allen jr made money by actors niche. Allen was the laidback narrator of such walt disney films as the legend of lobo 1962, the incredible journey 1963, and charlie, the lonesome cougar 1967. Rex allen biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Rex allen jrs newest single ride cowboy ride ships world wide today.
Just when you thought youve done everything, you get invited to take western music to china. That segment of the program was dedicated to his memory. He grew up in mud springs canyon, near willcox, arizona, where his father performed in local functions playing the fiddle. For contributions to the recording industries, rex allen was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. Written by rex, ride cowboy ride has become one of the most recorded songs in western music history. Rex was a real cowboy who became the last of the singing cowboys of western movie fame. Rex allen 1920 1999 was an american film actor, singer and songwriter who is particularly known as the narrator in many walt disney nature and western productions. Rex allen western movies to watch free westerns theater. Rex alvie allen born december 31, 1920 near willcox arizonadied december 17, 1999 tucson arizona was a western actor 19 films,singer and songwriter,known as the arizona cowboy. He signed with republic pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick slim pickens. Rex elvie allen december 31, 1920 december 17, 1999 was an american film actor, singer and songwriter, known as the arizona cowboy, particularly known as the narrator in many disney nature and western film productions.
Nov 08, 2006 who is the best movie narrator of all time. Rex elvie allen december 31, 1920 december 17, 1999 was an american film and television actor, singer and songwriter, known as the arizona cowboy and as the narrator of many disney nature and western productions. Allen had a rich, pleasant voice, ideally suited for narration, and was able to find. Narrator major television shows cmts most shocking fueds 20042005 yesteryear 19941996. For contributions to the recording industry, allen was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. We have resumed very limited warehouse and shipping operations. Rex elvie allen december 31, 1920 december 17, 1999, known as the arizona cowboy. Rex will have a new album of all cowboy songs out in march as well. Rex elvie allen december 31, 1920 december 17, 1999 was an american film actor, singer and songwriter who is particularly known as the narrator in many disney nature and western film productions. Upcoming, new, and past rex allen movies, tv shows, tv movies, appearances, specials, and more plus, a biography, news, awards, and nominations. Rex allen tv actor bio, facts, family famous birthdays. Rex elvie allen december 31, 1920 december 17, 1999, known as the arizona cowboy, was an american film and television actor, singer and songwriter. The producers have done a masterful job of digitally restoring them. He starred in his own western tv series, frontier doctor 1956 and in the 1960s was the narrator on.
Ctva western frontier doctor 195859 starring rex allen. Check out other voices by rex allen jr on amazon music. Allen moved to tucson from a sonoita ranch in early 1995 with his wife, the former virginia hudson variably described as his third, fourth or fifth spouse also a. Cowboy rex allen performed as a narrator, singer, and actor in more than 40.
Allens death a tragic accident, police say tucson citizen. Paul braun billy carter kenny price doc randall sons of the pioneers. These shows were often made in canada and narrated by rex allen jr. He is survived by his three sons, one of whom is rex allen jr. Rex allen theater is located in the beautiful countryside of hickory, north carolina. A museum in his hometown, willcox, az, was dedicated to rex allen, and the governor of arizona honored him. Bill baxter a girl announces that her husband and his brother have quaralled and killed each other. Born rex elvie allen 19201999 to horace allen and faye clark, rex grew up on a homestead 40 miles north of willcox. While investigating a plan to smuggle outlaws across the border rex allen and his sidekick borax are captured and put on a boat to hawaii. First recorded in 1984, this new recording contains all the original four verses. Baxter delivers a baby and discovers that the mother is the wife of a man who has fled to mexico. The man who shot liberty valance 2005 by hillbillyhit.
Despite winning a scholarship to eastern arizona junior college for his solo of. Rex elvie allen or elvie rex allen was born december 31, 1920, in willcox, arizona. The property has been family owned for over 200 years and is one of the oldest farms in western north carolina. Astride koko, miracle horse of the movies, arizonas rex allen blazed a trail through bwesterns while recording for mercury and decca in the 1940s and 50s. For his contributions to the film industry, allen received a motion pictures star on the hollywood walk of fame in 1975. However, he was more prominent in this era as a narrator for many walt disney. For his contributions to the film industry, allen received a motion pictures star on the hollywood walk of fame in 1975, located at 6821 hollywood boulevard. Rex allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. Allen followed his fathers footsteps as a film narrator when he lent his voice as narrator of the jim carrey movie, me, myself, and irene. Rex allen jr iconic singer, songwriter, narrator and entertainer.
Oct 02, 2015 rex will be speaking about his fathers rex allen days in willcox, arizona on october 14. Walts original feature version of the incredible journey remade as homeward bound is also in this animal adventures vein perhaps the epic of them all. This collection of songs showcases rex at his cowboy best. Get all the lyrics to songs by rex allen and join the genius community of music scholars to learn the meaning behind the lyrics.444 31 760 534 1366 1041 1005 344 1366 81 593 1328 1341 40 107 1187 1134 96 1308 245 146 1607 882 1108 553 650 356 584 386 1370 190 1159 961 558 462