It was ten years ago today that Leonard Slye passed away.
For Western fans and the Baby Boomer TV generation, he was better known as Roy Rogers.
In 2002, Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans were inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame.
Cowboys show up on TV today, they're usually presented in an ironic fashion. Or as jokes.
Roy Rogers does seem like a lightweight to me as a cowboy, and he did even back then when I was a kid watching his show. I'm a fan of Westerns and he just didn't measure up to my image of John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and the like.
But it didn't matter. He believed in who he was on the screen, so we believed it as well.