Who is Kenny Rogers?
Kenny Rogers was a big name in the entertainment and music industry during his lifetime because of his professional career. He was a professional singer and songwriter, record producer and actor. Furthermore, he also acted in some movies as an actor.
Kenny Rogers was born on the 21st of August, 1938 under the name Kenneth Ray Rogers in Houston, Texas, U.S. He was the son of Lucille Lois Hester and Edward Floyd Rogers. Edward was a carpenter by profession and Lucille was a nurse’s assistant. Furthermore, he has seven siblings; three elder and four younger siblings.
Talking about the educational qualifications, he attended the Wharton Elementary School for primary studies. More about his further education is unknown
Dating and Marriage
Kenny Rogers married Janice Gordon on the 15th of May, 1958. The couple has one child together. However, the couple divorced in 1960. He then married Jean Rogers in 1960 and the couple lasted for three years. Rogers then married Margo Anderson in 1964. They have one child together. However, they divorced in 1976. His fourth wife is Marianne Gordon, an actress, whom he married in 1977. The couple has a child together. They divorced in 1993. He then married Wanda Miller in 1997. The couple has twin children together. They were together until he died.
Kenny Rogers died a natural death on the 20th of March, 2020 at the age of 81 years old. The family of Rogers decided to conduct a small service due to the coronavirus outbreak in the area.
The Music Career of Kenny Rogers
Kenny’s first studio album is titled Love Lifted Me, which he released in 1976 under United Artists record. The album consisted of a total of 10 tracks and received minor recognition. He then released a second studio album titled Kenny Rogers in 1977 under United Artists Record. The album consisted of 11 tracks and was certified platinum in the United States. In the same year, he released another studio album titled Daytime Friends and consisted of 11 tracks. The album peaked at number 2 on the Country charts. His fourth studio album is titled Ten Years of Gold, which he released in 1978. This album peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.
Kenny Rogers then released Love or Something Like It in the same year. This album peaked at number 1 position in the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. His sixth studio album is titled The Gambler, which he released in 1978 under United Artists record. Later, he released The Kenny Rogers Singles Album in 1979, which consisted of tracks of genre Country. Rogers then released Kenny in 1979 that peaked in number on in the Billboard Country Charts. Kenny released his ninth studio album titled Gideon in 1980. Furthermore, in 1981, he released Share Your Love under the guidance of Lionel Richie. He then released a Christmas album titled Christmas in the same year under Liberty records. He then recorded and released We’ve Got Tonight in 1983 under the same records. Furthermore, he then released Eyes That See in the Dark under RCA Records in 1983.
In 1984, Kenny Rogers released What about Me? under RCA Records. His seventeenth studio album is titled The Heart of the Matter, which he released under RCA records in 1985. He then released Love is What We Make in the same year under Liberty Records. His nineteenth studio album is titled They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To under RCA Records in 1986. Furthermore, he released I Prefer the Moonlight under the same records. In 1989, he recorded and released Something Inside So Strong under Reprise records. He then released other studio albums titled Christmas From the heart, She Rides Wild Horses, There You Go Again, Back to the Well, Water & Bridges, The Love of God, You Can’t Make Old Friends and Once Again It’s Christmas.
Kenny Rogers Movies and Series
Kenny started his acting career with the movie Six Pack in 1982, where he played the role of Brewster Baker. He then played the role of a pilot in Longshot in 2001. In 1973, Kenny played the role of Balladeer in the Made-for-TV film titled Saga of Sonora. Furthermore, he played another role in another Made-for-TV movie titled The Dream Makers as Earl. He then performed many Made-for-TV films in the upcoming years.
In 1980, he played the role of Brady Hawkes in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler. He then played in Coward of the County as Uncle Matthew the next year. Furthermore, he played the role of Brady Hawkes in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues in 1983. He played in Wild Horses as Matt Cooper in 1985. He again played the role of Brady Hawkes in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues in 1987.
Furthermore, he played the role of Rank Morgan in the 1990 Made-for-TV movie Christmas in America. He again played the role of Brady Hawkes in the 1991 film The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. Similarly, he became the host and narrator of The Real West in 1992. He played in Rio Diablo in 1993 for the role of Quentin Leech. He then played roles in 4 movies in 1994 titled Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, MacShayne: Winner Takes All, and MacShayne: The final Roll of the Dice.
He then played as himself in the 1995 Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story. Two years later, he played as himself in Get to the Hearts: The Dottie West Story. Furthermore, he played in a series titled Touched by an Angel in 2000 as Denny Blye for an episode. He then appeared in one episode of Reno 911! in 2003. six years later, he appeared as a narrator for How I Met Your Mother in one episode.
Kenny was a wonderful actor who was in the industry for a very long time. His net worth was around $250 million in his lifetime.