Name at birth: Frances Octavia Smith
Dale Evans was a movie actress who starred with wholesome singing cowboy Roy Rogers in a series of 1940s westerns. The two were married in 1947 and from then on appeared as a popular pair in movies and on TV. Evans wrote the song that became their very popular theme: "Happy Trails to You." Evans's movie horse was Buttermilk, the counterpart to Rogers's horse Trigger.
Buttermilk, like Trigger, was mounted after death and put on display in the Roy Rogers – Dale Evans Museum. The museum was originally located in Victorville, California, but was moved to Branson, Missouri in 2003.