(Courtesy of Ruth Hewitt & Minard Coons)
Above from L-to-R are Roy Rogers, Patsy Montana, Illinois Governor Green and Rex Allen at the Illinois State Fair, August, 1946, in Springfield, Illinois. Allen was performing on the Barn Dance radio show from Chicago, and Roy was a guest on the program which originated from the fair.
(Courtesy of Joe Taylor & Patty Corbett)
Above, from L-to-R are Joe Taylor and Patty Corbett of the Redbirds singing group with Rex Allen at the Buck Lake Ranch near Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1953. Rex sang western songs and did some fancy gun twirlin' for the children. Note the twin six-guns that Rex is wearing with the butts forward.
(Courtesy of Donn & Nancy Moyer)
Above, Dave Twomey (Happy the Clown) with guest star Rex Allen in early 1970s performance of the Happytime Circus, Phoenix, Arizona.
(Courtesy of Minard Coons)
Above and below is Republic cowboy Rex Allen, singing and strumming, circa 1976.
(Courtesy of Minard Coons)
(Courtesy of Bill Sasser)
Above, Rex Allen with his arm around his favorite director, Bill Witney, at Knoxville, 1988.
Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Rex Allen, Buddy Ebsen, Slim Pickens and Mary Ellen Kay. Click below:
Rex Allen: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0020942/
Christian 'Buddy' Ebsen: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001171/
Slim Pickens (real name: Louis Bert Lindley Jr.): http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001620/
Mary Ellen Kay: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0443135/
Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has info on Rex Allen, who was cremated, and his remains were scattered near the Rex Allen Museum: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6275033
Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website has a picture of the grave marker for Koko (1940 - 1967). The horse is buried at the Railroad Park in Willcox, Arizona: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8425882
There's a 'Rex Allen Days' website: http://www.rexallenmuseum.org/
Most of Allen's memorabilia is on display at the Rex Allen Museum in Willcox, Arizona, which is located east of Tucson. For more information on the Rex Allen Museum, call (520) 384-4583. The Willcox, AZ Chamber of Commerce webpage is at: http://www.willcoxchamber.com/
Allen was a founding member and a Hall of Fame member of the Western Music Association: http://www.westernmusic.org/rex-allen
Rex was one of the first recipients of a Golden Boot award, and he received that recognition during the 1983 ceremonies. If you want more info, go to the Golden Boot Awards page on the Old Corral.
The official website for Rex Allen, Jr. is at: http://www.rexallenjr.com/