Before changing his name, Rogers used his given name Leonard Franklin Slye to co-found the Sons of the Pioneers.
Set in the fictional town of Mineral City, the Roy Rogers Show starred Roy Rogers as a ranch owner, Dale Evans (born Lucille Wood Smith) as the owner of the Eureka Café and Hotel and Pat Brady (born Robert Ellsworth Patrick Aloysious O’Brady) as Roy’s sidekick and Dale’s cook.
Brady drove an erratic jeep named Nellybelle, while Roy, accompanied by his German Shepherd Bullet, rode his Palomino Trigger.
Rogers became one of the most popular Western stars of his era. Known as the “King of the Cowboys”, he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show.