Born In: Houston, Texas, United States
Grammy Award winning musician, singer and songwriter, Kenny Rogers had scored over 120 hit singles and had topped the country and pop charts for an unparalleled 200 individual weeks. He was one among ‘the highest- selling artists of all time’, and had sold more than 130 million record copies across the world. The ‘USA Today’ and ‘People’ magazine poll, voted him the ‘Favorite Singer of All-Time’. He was also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. A man who wore many hats, Rogers was also a photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author. He had appeared in the movie, ‘Six Pack’, and TV movies, ‘The Gambler’, ‘Christmas in America’ and ‘Coward of the County’. He authored the photo books, ‘Kenny Rogers' America’ and ‘Your Friends and Mine’. He also authored the autobiographical book, ‘Luck or Something Like it: A Memoir’. Some of his well-known albums include, ‘TheGambler’, ‘Kenny’, ‘Eyes That See in the Dark’, ‘Share Your Love', 'Gideon’, ‘Love or Something Like It’and ‘Kenny Rogers’. He also owned the restaurant chain, ‘Kenny Rogers Roasters’.
Also Known As: Kenneth Donald Rogers
Died At Age: 81
Spouse/Ex-: Wanda Miller (m. 1997), Janice Gordon (m. 1958–1960), Jean Rogers (m. 1960–1963), Margo Anderson (m. 1964–1976), Marianne Gordon (m. 1977–1993)
father: Edward Floyd Rogers
siblings: Barbara, Billy Rogers, Geraldine, Lelan Rogers, Randy Rogers, Roy Rogers, Sandy
children: Carole Rogers, Christopher Cody Rogers, Jordan Edward Rogers, Justin Charles Rogers, Kenny Rogers Jr.
Born Country: United States
place of death: Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
Notable Alumni: Jefferson Davis High School, Northside High School, George Washington Junior High School, Wharton Elementary School
Ancestry: Irish American
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
City: Houston, Texas
U.S. State: Texas
education: University Of Houston, Wharton Elementary School, George Washington Junior High School, Jefferson Davis High School, Northside High School
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Kenneth Ray ‘Kenny’ Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas, to Edward Floyd Rogers, a carpenter and Lucille Rogers, a nurse assistant. He was raised in poor circumstances in a federal housing project.
Kenny Rogers was married five times and all of his marriages ended in divorce. His spouses include, Janice Gordon, Jean Rogers, Margo Anderson, Marianne Gordon and Wanda Miller.
This Grammy Award winning singer was also an actor and a photographer. He was once invited at the White House to create a portrait of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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