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Gene Autry

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Biography

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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Gene Autry also has stars:
  • For live theatre
    7012 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Sycamore and Orange
  • For motion pictures
    6648 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Cherokee and Schrader
  • For radio
    6520 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Schrader and Wilcox
  • For recording
    6396 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd, south side, between Cahuenga and Cosmo

In the news

Fay McKenzie Dies at 101, Almost the Length of Her Screen Career
NY Times Movies, 2019-04-24 22:26:10
Five 1940s movies with Gene Autry were high points of her century-spanning run, which began in silent films as an infant. She shot her last role last year.

Ask Billboard: Send in Your Favorites of 2018! Plus, Gene Autry's Classic Carol Hits Hot 100 at Last
Billboard, 2018-12-23 14:05:00
Submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well...

How Country Music Style Went From the Ranch to the Runway
Billboard, 2018-12-19 18:05:56
From the beginning, the country music uniform has telegraphed the genre’s evolution. Gene Autry’s 1930s cowboy get-up spoke to country...

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