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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is Back in the Saddle Again

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:

[Smiley tries to convince Gene that Ann's terrier is part wolf]
Gene Autry: A wolf? The sun must have shrunk him.


[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.


Gene Autry: Hadn't you better introduce me to your friend?
Jerry Brooks: Do you mean you don't know me? Why, I'm Jerry, Janet's little sister!
Gene Autry: The little freckle-faced kid that never could keep her stockings up?
Jerry Brooks: Uh-huh.
Gene Autry: I can't believe it! I don't know whether to kiss you or spank you.
Jerry Brooks: Don't you think I'm a little old to spank?
Gene Autry: I suppose you are. And it's probably a little too public to, ah, well anyway, it's too public.


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Johnny Cash recorded a song in 1978 about Gene Autry called "Who is Gene Autry." Cash also got Autry to sign his famous black Martin D-35 guitar, which he plays in the video for "Hurt".

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

More than 50 years after the last Gene Autry western, he is better known to later generations as a singer. His remastered vintage recordings of "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" remain very popular holiday standards into the 21st century.

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