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Gene Austin (I) (1900–1972)


Gene Austin was a singer, songwriter ("When My Sugar Walks Down the Street") and author, educated at Baltimore University. He served in the US Army in 1916 with the Mexican Punitive Expedition, then in World War I. He sang in theaters, vaudeville, radio, television and films, and made many recordings. He joined ASCAP in 1925 and his chief musical ... See full bio »

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Known For

Songs and Saddles
Songs and Saddles Gene Austin
(1938)
The Green Mile
The Green Mile Soundtrack
(1999)
Fried Green Tomatoes
(1991)
Sadie McKee
Sadie McKee Cafe Entertainer
(1934)

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 2015 Bates Motel (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Last Supper (2015) ... (performer: "Tonight You Belong to Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Friendless Child (2014) ... (performer: "Nobody Cares If I'm Blue" - uncredited)
- Golden Days for Boys and Girls (2014) ... (performer: "My Blue Heaven" - uncredited)
 2012 To Scale (Documentary short) (performer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking") / (writer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking")
 2011 J. Edgar (performer: "My Blue Heaven")
 2011 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Randy Travis (2011) ... ("Lonesome Road Blues")
 2010 Beginners (performer: "Everything's Made for Love (You Know I Know)")
 2009 Get Low (performer: "My Blue Heaven" (1924))
 2008/II Crazy (writer: "Lonesome Road")
 1999 The Green Mile (performer: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking")
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (lyrics: "Lonesome Road")
 1996 Carried Away (performer: "I'D BE IN MEMPHIS")
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes (performer: "My Blue Heaven")
 1984 The Cotton Club (writer: "How Come You Love Me Like You Do?", "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street")
 1974 California Split (writer: "Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 1968 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1968) ... (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Gomer Says 'Hey' to the President (1967) ... (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1965) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1962)
- Episode #19.6 (1965) ... (writer: "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?" - uncredited)
- Episode #15.28 (1962) ... (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.14 (1957) ... (writer: "The Lonesome Road")
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Rafe Hollister Sings (1963) ... (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road")
 1962 Here's Edie (TV Movie) (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Dummy (1960) ... (writer: "The Lonesome Road")
 1959 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Practical Joke (1959) ... (writer: "How Come You Treat Me Like You Do?" - uncredited)
 1959 At the Movies (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1959) ... (lyrics: "Lonesome Road)
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (writer: "The Lonesome Road")
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.19 (1958) ... (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Bob Hope, Peggy Lee and Kim Novak (1957) ... (lyrics: "Lonesome Road" - uncredited)
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (lyrics: "Lonesome Road")
 1955 Three for the Show (lyrics: "How Come you Do Me Like You Do") / (music: "How Come you Do Me Like You Do")
 1948 The Strawberry Roan (writer: "The Angel Song (When the Angels turn the lights on in Heaven)", "Can't Shake the Sands of Texas From My Shoes")
 1947 Girl Time (Short) (writer: "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" - uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit (writer: "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?")
 1944 Follow the Leader (performer: "Now and Then") / (writer: "Now and Then")
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas (performer: "You, Marvelous You", "My Blue Heaven") / (writer: "You, Marvelous You")
 1941 The Lonesome Road (Short) (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road")
 1938 Songs and Saddles (performer: "Song of the Saddle", "I'm Comin' Home", "I Fell Down and Broke My Heart", "Why Can't I Be Your Sweetheart Tonight?", "The Man From Texas") / (writer: "Song of the Saddle", "I'm Comin' Home", "I Fell Down and Broke My Heart", "Why Can't I Be Your Sweetheart Tonight?", "The Man From Texas")
 1937 Trailing Along (Short) (performer: "Melojive")
 1937 Make Way for Tomorrow (writer: "When a St. Louis Woman Comes Down to New Orleans" (1934) - uncredited)
 1936 Klondike Annie (writer: "Cheer Up, Little Sister", "It's Better to Give Than to Receive", "I'm an Occidental Woman in an Oriental Mood for Love", "Mister Deep Blue Sea", "Little Bar Butterfly")
 1934 Gift of Gab (performer: "Blue Sky Avenue" - uncredited)
 1934 Sadie McKee (performer: "After You've Gone" (1918), "How Dry I Am", "Home, Sweet Home" (1823) - uncredited)
 1929 Show Boat (lyrics: "The Lonesome Road" (1927) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Recordings (notable hits): "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" [with Aileen Stanley] (Victor, 1925); "Yearning" (Victor, 1925); "Yes Sir! That's My Baby" (Victor, 1925); "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue"/"Sleepy Time Gal" (Victor, 1926); "Bye Bye, Blackbird" (Victor, 1926); "Tonight You Belong to Me" (Victor, 1927); "Forgive Me"/... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene Austin with Candy and Coco
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Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6332 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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