Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers


8/21/1938, Houston, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Kenneth Donald Rogers


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Born in Texas, the fourth of eight children, singer Kenny Rogers grew up in a poor area of Houston where his father worked in a shipyard and his mother in a hospital. He became the first member of his family to graduate from high school. He took an…more


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    • Kenny Rogers: I think when you're in the public eye, you feel a pressure to stay younger looking. I guess that's what makes the guys who don't do it so special. I've always said that gray hair looks good on everybody but yourself. To me, it makes me look old.

    • Kenny Rogers: Last year I had so many lines coming in at the side of my eyes up here. So I went in and got my eyes done, and I'm not happy about it. (The surgeon) is going to go in and fix that for me. They're too tight around the eyelids for me. It drives me crazy. I wake up in the morning, and Wanda says, "You look great." But I know what I want to look like. If we can fix that, then I'll be glad I did it. If we can't fix it, I'll regret it or get used to it.

    • Kenny Rogers: (when asked if he's had plastic surgery) Yes, I have. I did a lot more a long time ago. Dolly (Parton) used to kid me about it. But like everybody I blame the media for it. The first six years of my career, I got more comments on my weight than on my singing. So I think I became so self-conscious that I started working on it harder.

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