Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio (11/5/1911 – 7/6/1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as being the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino, Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in more than 100 movies and The Roy Rogers Show.
Born on February 22, 1934, in Bridgewater, South Dakota, Sparky Anderson would play in baseball’s minor and major leagues before being hired as Cincinnati Reds manager in 1970. He led the team to two World Series championships and later managed the Detroit Tigers, with whom he won the championships in 1984. One of the top overall scorers as a manager, he died on November 4, 2010.