Rogers was an active Freemason and a Shriner and was noted for his support of their charities. In the 1988 film Die Hard the Bruce Willis character John McClane used the nom de guerre of "Roy" saying "I was always kinda partial to Roy Rogers actually". In August 1950 Evans and Rogers had a daughter Robin Elizabeth who had Down Syndrome and died of complications with mumps shortly before her second birthday.
His productions usually featured a sidekick often either Pat Brady (who drove a Jeep called "Nellybelle") Andy Devine or the crotchety George "Gabby" Hayes. Rogers's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Evans's nickname was Queen of the West.