Rex Allen
Date of Birth
Dec 31, 1922
Birth Place:
Wilcox, AZ


One of the last of the singing cowboys, Rex Allen performed on-stage and in radio (as a headliner on The National Barn Dance) before hitching up with a traveling rodeo. Allen was brought to Republic Studios in 1949 as a potential replacement for Roy Rogers. He appeared in several slick B-Westerns of the early '50s, usually teamed with Slim Pickens, then worked for Republic's TV division as star of...