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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:

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.


Bill: Here's a cablegram for you, Gene. I reckon it came from your brother in South Africa.
Frog Milhouse: South Africa!
Gene Autry: Yeah, it's from Tex all right, fellas. Listen to this! "Dear Gene, Barkley and I discovered a rich diamond mine in the Valley of Superstition. Stop. Need horses badly, but impossible to buy. Stop. Bring at once as many as you can round up. Stop. We can auction off those not needed at big profit. Cable your plans immediately care of John Cardigan - Dunbar, South Africa."
Ranch hand: Diamonds, huh?
Frog Milhouse: He's got a diamond mine. A big one, he said!
Gene Autry: We're ridin', fellas. It's South Africa or bust!


Queen Tika: Gene Autry! How do you like our world?
Gene Autry: I think the dampness and dead air of your land is more suited for rats and moles.


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The California/Anaheim Angels franchise retired #26 in his honor.

In the 1950s, Autry had been a minority owner of the minor-league Hollywood Stars. In 1960, when Major League Baseball announced plans to add an expansion team in Los Angeles, Autry-who had once declined an opportunity to play in the minor leagues-expressed an interest in acquiring the radio broadcast rights to the team's games. Baseball executives were so impressed by his approach that he was persuaded to become the owner of the franchise rather than simply its broadcast partner. The team, initially called the Los Angeles Angels upon its 1961 debut, moved to suburban Anaheim in 1966, and was re-named the California Angels, then the Anaheim Angels from 1997 until 2005, when it became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Autry served as vice president of the American League from 1983 until his death.

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

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