Dale Evans (I) (1912–2001)

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American leading lady of musical westerns of the 1940s. Born Frances Octavia Smith in Uvalde, Texas. She was raised in Texas and Arkansas. Married at 14 and a mother at 15, she was divorced at 17 (some sources say widowed). Intent on a singing career, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and worked in an insurance company while taking occasional radio... See full bio »

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  Hap and Leonard (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2017) (writer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Bad Mojo (2017) ... (performer: "The Bible Tells Me So") / (writer: "The Bible Tells Me So")
  Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Last Call (2016) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
 2011 The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen (TV Movie) ("Happy Trails", uncredited)
 2004 A Dirty Shame (writer: "The Bible Tells Me So")
 2001 Mr. B's Lost Shorts (Video) (writer: "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
 2000 28 Days (writer: "Happy Trails" (1950))
 1996 Visiting... with Huell Howser (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Chickens (1996) ... (writer: "Happy Trails (1975 version)" - uncredited)
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Racket Girls (1994) ... (writer: "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
- Kitten with a Whip (1994) ... (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (performer: "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells")
 1992 Married... with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Death of a Shoe Salesman (1992) ... (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1989 The People Next Door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Show Me Yours (1989) ... (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1984 Electric Dreams (writer: "Happy Trails to You")
 1983 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 June 1983 (1983) ... (writer: "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
 1983 Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets (TV Special) (writer: "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (1979) ... (performer: "Deep in the Heart of Texas", "Hazy Mountains", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Happy Trails" - uncredited) / (writer: "Hazy Mountains", "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
 1974 Musikladen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1974 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.18 (1974) ... (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1966 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (performer: "County Fair" - uncredited)
  The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1962) (writer - 1 episode, 1962)
- Western Hit Parade (1962) ... (performer: "Skip to My Lou" (excerpt), "Wagon Wheels", "Deep in the Heart of Texas", "A Rusty Old Halo", "Buttons and Bows", "The Place Where I Worship", "Happy Trails" - uncredited) / (writer: "Happy Trails" - uncredited)
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- State Fair U.S.A. (1959) ... (performer: "At the Fair", "I'm Old-Fashioned", "You Grow Sweeter as the Years Go By", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "Let There Be Peace on Earth" - uncredited)
- Country Style (1959) ... (performer: "String Along, Sing Along", "For a Penny", "At the General Store", "I Want Some Black-Eyed Peas", "The Hand That Swept the Stars Across the Sky" - uncredited)
  The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series) (performer - 101 episodes, 1951 - 1957) (writer - 101 episodes, 1951 - 1957)
- Johnny Rover (1957) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
- Brady's Bonanza (1957) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
- Portrait of Murder (1957) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
- Accessory to Crime (1957) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
- High Stakes (1957) ... (performer: "Happy Trails") / (writer: "Happy Trails")
 1951-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Law Comes to Scorpion (1955) ... (writer: "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine")
- Double Barreled Vengeance (1951) ... (writer: "I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine")
 1950 Rio Grande (lyrics: "Aha,San Antone") / (music: "Aha,San Antone")
 1950 Trigger, Jr. (performer: "May The Good Lord Take A Likin' To You" - uncredited)
 1947 Saddle Pals (lyrics: "I Wish I Never Had Met Sunshine")
 1947 Bells of San Angelo (performer: "I Like to Get Up Early in the Morning", "I Love the West")
 1947 Apache Rose (performer: "José", "There's Nothing Like Coffee In the Morning")
 1946 Heldorado (performer: "Good Neighbor")
 1946 Out California Way (performer: "Little Bronc of Mine", "Ridin' Down the Sunset Trail")
 1946 Home in Oklahoma (performer: "Miguelito")
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon (performer: "The Jumping Bean", "Roll On, Texas Moon", "Wontcha Be a Friend of Mine")
 1946 Under Nevada Skies (performer: "I Want To Go West", "Under Nevada Skies", "Anytime That I'm With You")
 1946 My Pal Trigger (performer: "Harriet", "Long, Long Ago" - uncredited)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas (performer: "Little Senorita", "Rainbow Over Texas", "Lights of Old Santa Fe")
 1946 Song of Arizona (performer: "Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight", "Round and Around--The Lariat Song", "Mr. Spook Steps Out")
 1945 Don't Fence Me In (performer: "A Kiss Goodnight", "Don't Fence Me In" - uncredited)
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado (performer: "Belle of the El Dorado", "The Lady Who Wouldn't Say Yes", "Go West Young Man" (uncredited))
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail (performer: "Along the Navajo Trail", "Saving For a Rainy Day")
 1945 Man from Oklahoma (performer: "I'm Beginning to See the Light", "For You and Me" - uncredited)
 1945 Bells of Rosarita (performer: "Bells of Rosarita", "Under a Blanket of Blue")
 1945 Utah (performer: "Utah", "Thank Dixie For Me")
 1945 The Big Show-Off (performer: "There's Only One You", "Cleo From Rio") / (writer: "There's Only One You")
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe (performer: "Amor", "The Nerve Of Some People", "Lights of Old Santa Fe")
 1944 San Fernando Valley (performer: "San Fernando Valley")
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[speaking in 1992 of husband Roy Rogers] We hit it off together because he's so much like my brother. I mean, Roy's like I am, and that's it.


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