12. February 2006 · Comments Off on Entertainment Trivia For 02/08/06 · Categories: That's Entertainment!

Well, I’ve gotten away from that just putting the answer under the “more” key thing, as I think that discourages creative guessing. But it’s all down on a “non-published” page, and will be revealed in a few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

This Roy Rogers look-alike, ….?..?…., was widely referred to as The King of ….?..?…., and, by many, the most popular entertainer west of the Mississippi, in the years immediately following WWII.

But his fame was short-lived. As, in the late ’50s, he became a heavy drinker. And he was arrested for murdering his wife, in 1961.

But, unlike so many of today’s celebrity miscreants, he was actually convicted.

A model prisoner, he left the penitentiary in Vacaville on a three-day leave in 1969 – shortly before his parole date. On Nov. 23, he made a public appearance at a Sheriffโ€™s benefit concert in Oakland. There, he had a fatal heart attack backstage.

….?..on..?…. had been his theme song during his television career, and it became his epitaph.

Update: Ah c’mon – you guys are sooooo close! ๐Ÿ™‚

What… Is this just a tease? Did I jump the time-Q for nothing? Wait and see. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Answer! Reader Dwight Fisher almost got it. And our own B Dubya got closer; it is Spade Cooley, The King of Western Swing. But the song title is just Shame on You. (Although the lyrics start out with “Shame, shame on you.”)

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