Orvon Grover Autry
|Born||Sep 29, 1907|
Near Tioga, TX
|Died||Oct 2, 1998|
Studio City, Los Angeles
|Age||Died at 91|
|Final Resting PlaceForest Lawn (Hollywood Hills)|
|Top Roles||Gene Autry, Gene Autry, Texas Ranger Gene Autry, Gene Autry, Gene Autry aka Tex Smith|
|Top Genres||Western, Action, Musical, Romance, Adventure, Comedy|
|Top Topics||Horses, Screwball Comedy, Ranchers|
|Top Collaborators||Armand Schaefer (Producer), Smiley Burnette, Tom London, Joseph Kane (Director)|
|Shares birthday with||Greer Garson, Stanley Kramer, Trevor Howard see more..|
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.
Genial, stocky cowboy star who turned out second-feature westerns for 20 years. As with Roy Rogers, his films mixed action with song and he was one of the top moneymakers in Hollywood films in the early war years. Usually seen with horse Champion, he became a wealthy businessman in later times. Once said: "I'm no great actor and I'm no great rider and I'm no great singer. But whatever it is I'm doing, they like it." Remarried in 1981 after his first wife died.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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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Gene Autry Quotes:
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!
[Gene and Frog enter a bar pretending to be murderous outlaws]
Bartender: What'll it be, strangers?
Frog Millhouse: I'd like a glass of milk.
Gene Autry: [elbows Frog] Aw, he's always kidding. We'll drink whiskey straight and wash it down with lye.
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!
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