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Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Nov 1 2017
Roy Rogers’ Daughter Rides Back to Allen

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Cheryl Rogers, daughter of film, television and rodeo icons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, returns to the Allen Public Library 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 10.  She will present The Trail of Robin Hood, a 1950 film starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, Penny Edwards, Jack Holt, Allan Lane and a host of famed B-western film stars, along with an uncredited appearance of Cheryl. The music soundtrack is performed by Roy Rogers and The Riders of the Purple Sage.

Filmed in California’s San Bernadino Mountains and Big Bear Lake, the Trucolor photography offers stunning scenery.  Cheryl reminisces, “I had a crush on Allan Lane’s horse Black Jack.”  Allan Lane was later the voice for the second most famous horse in television history—Mr. Ed. 

Cheryl serves on the advisory board of the Western Music Association and appeared in the History Channel’s When Cowboys Were King.  She is also the co-author of All-American Cowboy Grill, featuring recipes from “reel and real” cowboys. Her autobiography Cowboy Princess: Life with My Parents Roy Rogers and Dale Evans tells the story of America's most famous cowboy and cowgirl. 

 Accompanying Cheryl will be Brown Jug Reynolds to discuss his colorful career as a child actor and his role as Trigger’s rider. As an adult, he trained Shadowfax for the Lord of the Ring film series. Brown Jug appeared with Roy Rogers and Dale in The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)and

Song of Arizona (1946).  His most memorable role was as Little Beaver in the Red Ryder film series.  Brown Jug will bring his original Red Ryder BB Gun, which is the basis of the plot in A Christmas Story (1983).

This event is free. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911.