"America's Favorite Cowboy"
D.O.B.: September 29, 1907 (Tioga, TX)
D.O.D.: October 2, 1998 (Studio City, CA)
Cause of Death: Lymphoma
Location: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills; Sheltering Hills; #1048
He defined the B western of the '30s and '40s (in spite of the presence in his oaters of automobiles, radios and airplanes).
From 1942-46 he was a flight officer with the Air Transport command, returning to film with Columbia and finally with his own Flying A company which, during the 1950s, produced his TV series "The Gene Autry Show".
He made 635 recordings, which included the famous classics "Back In The Saddle Again", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Here Comes Santa Claus".
In the early 1960s he had retired from acting and owned hotels, real estates, radio stations and the California Angels professional baseball team.
"The Gene Autry Show" (1950) TV
"Trail to San Antone" (1947) Movie
"Back In The Saddle" (1941) Movie
"Singing Cowboy" (1936) Movie
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