Gene Autry Overview:

Legendary actor, Gene Autry, was born Orvon Grover Autry on Sep 29, 1907 in Near Tioga, TX. Autry died at the age of 91 on Oct 2, 1998 in Studio City, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Autry was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1941Best Music - SongRidin' on a Rainbow (1941)N/ANominated
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He was honored with five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Recording, Radio, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. Gene Autry's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #89 on Dec 23, 1949. In addition, Autry was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 2010.

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By Rick29 on Dec 9, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Classic TV Western fans can rejoice that Timeless Media has released all five seasons of The Show in a deluxe boxed set. A shrewd businessman, Autry saw the potential of television in 1950 and launched his TV series while still making his popular "B" Westerns for theatrical release. The h... Read full article


By Art on Sep 29, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

was born Orvon Grover Autry on September 29, 1907 in Tioga, Texas. Autry was an American composer, songwriter, actor, author, and businessman. He gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. A... Read full article


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Gene Autry Quotes:

Frog: How much money did those robbers get?
Sheriff Jim Mason: They got everything but the wastebasket - better than forty grand.
Gene Autry: And I talked those boys into putting the money where it was safe!


[after tying Gene to a chair, Mary and Larry prepare to flee an approaching posse]
Gene Autry: Hey, wait a minute! Get me out of this steer's necktie and I'll help cloud your trail.
Larry Evans: Why should we trust you?
Gene Autry: Why, Ed's ghost would haunt me if I let them hang the wrong man.


Frog Millhouse: Well, hey, wait a minute! We've been discharged from the rangers. Why can't we be cavalrymen?
Texas Ranger Gene Autry: Well, why not?


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He was the most popular of the "singing cowboys." In his heyday he was making six to eight feature westerns a year.

Grandson of an itinerant preacher, he became a multi-millionaire through his investments and real estate holdings.

During World War II, when he left Republic Pictures to join the U.S. Army, he was the only officer allowed to wear cowboy boots with his uniform.

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