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Birthday: Sep 29, 1907
Place of Birth: Near Tioga, Texas, USA

Gene Autry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed The Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician and rodeo performer who gained fame largely by singing in a crooning style on radio, in films, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero - honest, brave, and true. Autry was also one of the most important pioneering figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers. His singing cowboy films were the first vehicle to carry country music to a national audience. In addition to his signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again", and his hit "At Mail Call Today", Autry is still remembered for his Christmas holiday songs, most especially his biggest hit "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as well as "Frosty the Snowman", "Here Comes Santa Claus", and "Up on the House Top". Autry is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for film, television, music, radio, and live performance.

Filmography
Movie Cast Year
Ride, Ranger, Ride Texas Ranger Gene Autry 1936
Boots and Saddles Gene Autry 1937
Riders of the Whistling Pines Gene Autry 1949
Round-Up Time in Texas Gene Autry 1937
Springtime in the Rockies Gene Autry 1937
Red River Valley Gene Autry 1936
The Big Show Gene Autry/Tom Ford 1936
South of the Border Gene Autry 1939
The Old Corral Sheriff Gene Autry 1936
Apache Country Gene Autry 1952
Valley of Fire Gene Autry 1951
Winning of the West Gene Autry 1953
Oh, Susanna Gene Autry aka Tex Smith 1936
Men with Steel Faces Gene Autry 1940
Git Along Little Dogies Gene Autry 1937
Heart of the Rio Grande Gene Autry 1942
The Big Sombrero Gene Autry 1949
Down Mexico Way Gene Autry 1941
Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm Gene Autry 1937
The Last Round-up Gene Autry 1947
The Old Barn Dance Gene Autry 1938
Last of the Pony Riders Gene Autry 1953
Night Stage to Galveston Gene Autry 1952
Blue Canadian Rockies Gene Autry 1952
Call of the Canyon Gene Autry 1942
Man from Music Mountain Gene Autry 1938
Guns and Guitars Gene Autry 1936
The Singing Cowboy Gene Autry 1936
Whirlwind Gene Autry aka The Whirlwind 1951
Barbed Wire Gene Autry 1952
Goldtown Ghost Riders Gene Autry 1953
Hills of Utah Dr. Gene Autry 1951
Stardust on the Sage Gene Autry 1942
Back in the Saddle Gene Autry 1941
Sunset in Wyoming Gene Autry 1941
On Top of Old Smoky Gene Autry 1953
The Singing Vagabond Captain Tex Autry 1935
Rim of the Canyon Gene Autry / Marshal Steve Autry 1949
The Phantom Empire Gene Autry 1935
Rancho Grande Gene Autry 1940
Public Cowboy No. 1 Helen Morgan 1937
Tumbling Tumbleweeds Gene Autry 1935
The Sagebrush Troubadour Gene Autry 1935
Sioux City Sue Gene Autry 1946
Melody Ranch Cornelius J. Courtney 1940
Melody Trail Gene Autry 1935
Comin' 'Round the Mountain Gene Autry 1936
Ridin' on a Rainbow Gene Autry 1941
Riders in the Sky Gene Autry 1949
Beyond the Purple Hills Gene Autry 1950
In Old Monterey Gene 1939
Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge Gene Autry 1937
Gold Mine in the Sky Gene Autry 1938
Prairie Moon Gene Autry 1938
Rhythm of the Saddle Gene Autry 1938
Western Jamboree Gene Autry 1938
The Cowboy and the Indians Gene Autry 1949
The Blazing Sun Gene Autry 1950
Saginaw Trail Gene Autry 1953
The Old West Gene Autry 1952
Texans Never Cry Gene Autry 1951
Gene Autry and the Mounties Gene Autry 1951
Gaucho Serenade Gene Autry 1940
Silver Canyon Gene Autry 1951
Saddle Pals Gene Autry 1947
Home in Wyomin' Gene Autry 1942
Twilight on the Rio Grande Gene Autry 1947
Mountain Rhythm Gene Autry 1939
Carolina Moon Gene Autry 1940
The Strawberry Roan Gene Autry 1948
Mule Train U.S. Marshal Gene Autry 1950
The Singing Hill Gene Autry 1941
Wagon Team Gene Autry 1952
Robin Hood Of Texas Gene Autry 1947
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride Gene Autry 1940
Home on the Prairie Gene Autry 1939
Mexicali Rose Gene Autry 1939
Sons of New Mexico Gene Autry 1949
Rovin' Tumbleweeds Gene Autry 1939
Sierra Sue Gene Autry 1941
Blue Montana Skies Gene Autry 1939
Cow Town Gene Autry 1950
Under Fiesta Stars Gene Autry 1941
Pack Train Gene Autry 1953
Bells of Capistrano Gene Autry 1942
Indian Territory Gene Autry 1950
Cowboy Serenade Gene Autry 1942
Trail to San Antone Gene Autry 1947
Loaded Pistols Gene Autry 1948
Colorado Sunset 1939
Shooting High Will Carson 1940
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (archive footage) 1976
Rodeo Dough Gene Autry 1940
Manhattan Merry-Go-Round Gene Autry 1937
In Old Santa Fe Gene Autry 1934
My Music: A Classic Christmas Himself (archive footage) 2019
Christmas from Hollywood 2003
Mystery Mountain Teamster Thomas (ch's 6-8) (uncredited) 1934
It's Showtime 1976
Series Cast Year
The Gene Autry Show 1950
The Steve Allen Show 1956
The Ed Sullivan Show 1948
The Merv Griffin Show 1962
Person to Person 1953
What's My Line? Herself - Mystery Guest 1950
The Phantom Empire 1935
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