There was a theory that the movie "The Carpetbaggers" character Nevada Smith was in reality Hopalong Cassidy. Or rather William Boyd was Nevada Smith. There were some shady pieces to Mr. Boyd's character and background that seemed to defy, at least for me, explanation. But then again what does a 10 year old kid know?
Roy Rogers began his singing career as one of the three original Sons of the Pioneers. He was the best yodeler I ever heard. Mr. Rogers also gave up drinking beer very early in his career and devoted his life to being an upright role model for children. He believed that those in highly visible positions owed their audiences more than the superficiality of the stage and screen.
A rarity today -