Roy We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Roy.
Evil Roy - a song by Earth Wind and Fire
Happy Roy - a song by the 77s
Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy) - a song by Jim Croce
Roy Rogers - a song by Elton John
Roy Walker - a song by Belle and Sebastian
Sunflowers for Alfred Roy - a song by Mariah Carey
Stella and Roy Go Camping (Ashley Wolff) - This delightful children's picture book tells the story of a camping trip in Yosemite taken by siblings Stella and Roy and their mother. During the trip, Roy continually tries to find evidence of bears in the animal tracks around them. Each time he does, he is contradicted by his sister, but then one night a bear really does appear. The book is populated by the animals and birds that call Yosemite home, and there is additional information at the back about each. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Roy - Roy Acuff (country musician); Roy Campanella (baseball player); Roy Clark (country musician); Roy Disney (co-founder of Disney); 1930–2009); Roy Drusky (country music singer); Roy Face (baseball player); Roy Firestone (sports talk show host); Roy Foster (baseball player); Roy Halladay (baseball player); Roy Halston (Halston clothing design); Roy Hamilton (R&B singer); Roy Hargrove (jazz musician); Roy Hartsfield (baseball player/manager); Roy Head (singer); Roy Horn (from Siegfried & Roy); Roy Howell (baseball player); Roy Lee Jackson (baseball player); Roy Johnson (baseball coach); Roy Jones, Jr. (boxer); Roy Lichtenstein (American pop artist); Roy Masters (commentator); Roy McMillan (baseball player); Roy Orbison (singer/musician); Roy Oswalt (baseball player); Roy Rogers (born Leonard Schley, singer/actor); Roy Scheider (actor); Roy Sievers (baseball player); Roy Smalley (baseball player); Roy Staiger (baseball player); Roy Thomas (baseball player); Roy White (baseball player); Roy Wilkins (prominent civil rights activist)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Roy - Roy Acuff (country music singer); Roy Disney (co-founder of Disney Co.); Roy Rogers (singer/actor)
Rob Roy (Robert Roy MacGregor) (1671 – 1734) - Rob Roy was a famous Scottish folk hero known for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, acquiring legendary status over the years as his tale was told and re-told. Essentially a cattleman, Rob Roy most likely rustled a good deal of his livestock. This was not looked upon as a necessarily bad thing – even the Black Watch regiment, which was formed specifically to control cattle rustling, looked the other way for enough money. In addition, Rob Roy was a Jacobite, i.e., a supporter of the restoration of the Stuart line to the throne. Other than that, the mythology is pretty much up for grabs, and many have taken the bait. It appears to have been a cattle deal gone bad that started the whole legend business, with Rob Roy resorting to the life of an outlaw after being branded as such by the Duke of Montrose, and having been stripped of his property and his living. Rob Roy took up arms against the duke, and continued to do so for many years, until being caught and imprisoned. Luckily, he was pardoned by George I, and in 1727, allowed to return home, where he lived out his final years in peace. Already the stuff of mythology by the time of his death, Rob Roy’s reputation was enhanced even further by literary works by Sir Walter Scott, Daniel Defoe and William Wordsworth, not to mention Liam Neeson’s heroic portrayal of him in the 1995 movie. And – he has a cocktail named after him – what higher accolade?!
Roy Rogers (5 Nov 1911 – 6 Jul 1998) - Roy Rogers was the enormously popular singing cowboy actor who, with his horse, Trigger, and his dog, Bullet, enamored himself to generations of children and Western fans as “King of the Cowboys”. Born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, young Roy weathered the Depression with his family, and finally took a chance on a musical career, eventually becoming part of the “Sons of the Pioneers.” His big break through came when he was hired to replace the popular Gene Autry in an oater movie in 1938, and he never looked back. Roy Rogers starred in over 100 films, many with his wife, Dale Evans, as well as headlining on television and radio shows. His name and image were licensed to numerous sideline options, including toys, games and even a restaurant franchise. When his horse, Trigger, died in 1965, Roy famously had his hide stretched over a plaster likeness and put on display in his museum (a fate which other associates of Rogers seem to have escaped). It is hard to say anything even approaching ill-willed about Roy Rogers – he appears to have been a genuinely good man, a devoted husband and father, a sincere Christian, a philanthropist and a real patriot. There aren’t too many celebrities who earn chops like those!