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)
Claim to Fame: The Gene Autry Show
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[about his "image" as a cowboy star] I couldn`t shoot a man in the back. I couldn`t take a drink at a bar. They would have run me out of town.
[on the difference between modern westerns and the westerns made during his day] I could never have played scenes like where The Sundance Kid kicks the guy in the nuts [in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)] or anything like Clint Eastwood does.
He was the most popular of the "singing cowboys." In his heyday he was making six to eight feature westerns a year.
On January 1st, 1942, the small town of Berwyn (Carter County, Oklahoma) changed its name and became `Gene Autry`.