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Actor, Singer

Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a...Wikipedia

Age: 91 (age at death)
Born: 29th September, 1907, Near Tioga, Texas
Died: 2nd October, 1998, Los Angeles, CA
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Gene Autry Show

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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.

 

In 1992 he was said to be worth $320 million.

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John Brodemus - A few years ago I befriended Howard Christianson of Newark IL who claims to have played many a night on the WGN Radio show "barn dance". He passed on about three years ago, but he told the most memorable tale. Howard claimed that Gene Autry's first rendition of his famous Reindeer song featured RUFUS the red nosed reindeer. As Rufus does connote the color of red to many country folk, this sounds believable. The song did not sell in the original release, but with a simple makeover of the name, it became a huge success. Can anyone confirm this ??? (1 year ago)
R. Ward - Sometime ago, I heard that Gene Autry had a long intimtate relationship with Gail Davis. If so, when would that have been.\\? (3 years ago)
sheryl - was wanting to know if Jackie was the only one he married and how did they meet and when did they marry and how much younger was she than him. (4 years ago)
tlor - Gene Autry`s eyes were blue not brown. Hope that helps! (5 years ago)
Patricia Tencza - send e-mail on merchandise that can be bought by mail would like life size pictures of gene autry by computer. (5 years ago)

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