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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.



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

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:

Joyce Halloway: There ought to be a law against road hogs like you!
Gene Autry: Yeah, and there ought to be a law against women driving down the road at 100 miles an hour.
Joyce Halloway: Don't you dare tell me how fast I was going, I was only going 45.
Gene Autry: A hundred!
Joyce Halloway: Forty- five!
Gene Autry: A hundred!
Joyce Halloway: Forty-five!
Gene Autry: A hundred!
Patsy Halloway: You were doing eighty!
Gene Autry: Hooray! I finally won an arguement with a woman!

Larry Evans: I'm givin' you a chance, Autry.
Gene Autry: Why you cheap imitation of a leather-slapper. I oughta turn you over to Cramer just to teach you a lesson.
Larry Evans: Draw or I'll plug ya.
Gene Autry: Give me that cap pistol before I use it to part your hair!

[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.

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Gene Autry Facts
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.

During the war, he was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

His first hit record was "That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine" in 1932.

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