August 21, 1938: American country singer Kenny Rogers born

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Kenny Rogers (1938-)

Kenny Rogers is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Though he has been most successful with country audiences, Rogers has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

He has received numerous awards such as the AMAs, Grammys, ACMs and CMAs, as well as a lifetime achievement award for a career spanning six decades.

He has also acted in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably the title roles in Kenny Rogers as The Gambler and his appearance on The Muppet Show.

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20th Century Works