REX ALLEN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 294029
REX ALLEN The singing cowboy is shown leaning on a fence next to his horse Ko Ko in this black and white photograph Photograph signed: ""Rex Allen & Ko Ko", in purple felt tip, b/w, 8x10.
Sale Price $198.00
REX ALLEN The singing cowboy is shown leaning on a fence next to his horse Ko Ko in this black and white photograph Photograph signed: ""Rex Allen & Ko Ko", in purple felt tip, b/w, 8x10. Rex Allen (1920-1999) was one of the last of the singing cowboys, but got his start in music, not acting. He began playing fiddle when he was 11 years old; he also had a short-lived career in rodeo, which ended after he was injured by a bull. Allen returned to music and became a popular singer on National Barn Dance on Chicago's WLS radio station. He released his first album in 1949, the same year that he appeared in his first movie, Republic's The Arizona Cowboy. Originally considered a possible replacement for Roy Rogers, Allen went on to appear in over 30 movies and TV shows between 1949 and 1986, including Republic's TV series Frontier Doctor (1958-1959). He appeared in 12 movies with Slim Pickens in the 1950s (as well as an episode of Frontier Doctor). Audiences from the 1960s on may be more familiar with Allen's voice though: He narrated a number of Disney films including The Legend of Lobo (1962), The Incredible Journey (1963) and Charlie the Lonesome Cougar (1967), as well as narrating the 1973 Hanna-Barbera adaptation of Charlotte's Web. Allen continued recording into the 1970s and scored a hit in 1962 with Don't Go Near the Indians, which peaked at No. 4 on the country charts and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. Fine condition.
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