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Gene Autry

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Gene Autry

Source: Wikipedia

Orvon Gene Autry, better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry's talents are so versatile that he is the only person to have stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles Angels Major League baseball team from 1961 til his death in 1998; as well as a television station and several radio stations in southern California.

His first hit was in 1932 with "That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine," a duet with fellow railroad man, Jimmy Long. Autry also sang the classic Ray Whitley hit "Back In The Saddle Again," as well as many Christmas holiday songs including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (which he wrote), "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Fact file

  • Birth name: Orvon Grover Autry
  • Also known as: The Singing Cowboy
  • Born: September 29, 1907 Tioga, Texas, U.S.
  • Died: October 2, 1998 (aged 91) Studio City, California, U.S.
  • Genres: Country, western music
  • Occupation(s): Musician, actor
  • Instruments: Guitar, vocals
  • Years active: 1931–64
  • Labels: Columbia
  • Website: geneautry.com

Read more about Gene Autry at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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In the news

Here Are the Lyrics to Gene Autry's 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer'
Billboard, 2019-12-13 23:54:00
  Gene Autry lets "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" guide him back to the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated Dec. 14), as the...

Luke Combs Opens at No. 1 With Country’s Biggest Streaming Total Yet
NY Times Music, 2019-11-18 18:11:20
Songs from the Nashville star’s new album “What You See Is What You Get” were streamed 74 million times, beating a record set by Gene Autry.

Warner Chappell Acquires Gene Autry Music Group
Billboard, 2019-05-30 23:11:00
Warner Chappell Music has acquired all four publishing companies that comprise the Gene Autry Music Group, the company announced Thursday (May 30)....

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