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:.
Although Autry was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1941||Best Music - Song||Ridin' on a Rainbow (1941)||N/A||Nominated|
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.
is Back in the Saddle AgainBy 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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Larry Evans: I ran out of dough and I put in my gun to stay in the game.
Gene Autry: Like this one?
Larry Evans: Yeah. I *had* a pair of 'em.
Gene Autry: You were out to make yourself a reputation, weren't you? You certainly did. It's too bad - that sort of dime-store hero went out with Billy the Kid.
[Smiley tries to convince Gene that Ann's terrier is part wolf]
Gene Autry: A wolf? The sun must have shrunk him.
Gene Autry: I'd like permission to carry a gun.
Capt. Gonzales: A gun? Why?
Gene Autry: Because I'm joining in on this hunt and it might come in handy.
Capt. Gonzales: I can appreciate how you feel, seor, but take my advice and go back to your ranch.
Gene Autry: In other words, that's a polite way of sayin' no, isn't it?
Capt. Gonzales: (laughing) Yes. This is a matter for the police.
Gene Autry: I'm sorry, Captain. Gun or no gun, or whether you like it or not, I'm not leavin' this town until I find out who murdered my partner. Let's go, Pokie.
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