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Kenny Rogers

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
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Full Name: Kenneth Ray Rogers
Profession: Country Singer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: A country music icon with 120 hit singles across various music genres and three Grammy awards.

Kenny Rogers dominated the country and pop album charts during the 1970s and 1980s spending more than 200 individual weeks on top of those charts in the United States alone.

In all Rogers sold over 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.

Born: August 21, 1938
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Died: March 20, 2020 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1997-06-01 Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

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