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Kenny Rogers at a concert in Santa Ynez, California on September 27, 2006.
|Birth name||Kenneth Ray Rogers|
August 21, 1938|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
March 20, 2020 (aged 81)|
Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actor, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Bass guitar|
|Years active||1958 – 2020|
|Labels||Cue Records, Carlton Records, Mercury Records, United Artists Records, RCA Records, Giant Records, Atlantic Records, Curb Records, Dreamcatcher, Capitol Records, WEA|
|Associated acts||Glen Campbell, Don Henley, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Dottie West|
Kenny Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020) was a Grammy Award-winning country music singer and songwriter. His best known songs include "The Gambler" and "Lucille". He acted in several movies and television series. He owned a franchise of roast chicken restaurants called "Kenny Rogers Roasters".
- per A&E Biography special
- Hall, Kristin M. (March 21, 2020). "Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81". ABC News. Associated Press (New York City: ABC). Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20200321070158/https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/actor-singer-gambler-kenny-rogers-dies-81-69724237. Retrieved March 21, 2020.