Gene Autry (I) (1907–1998)


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After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In 1928 he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. Three years after that he made his film debut in Ken Maynard's In Old Santa Fe (1934)... See full bio »

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The Gene Autry Show Gene Autry / Sheriff Gene Autry / Marshal Gene Autry / Sergeant Gene Autry
(1950-1955)
Ridin' on a Rainbow Gene Autry
(1941)
The Big Show Gene Autry / Tom Ford
(1936)
The Phantom Empire Gene Autry
(1935)

Filmography

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 1985 The All American Cowboy (TV Movie)
 1950-1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Gene Autry / Sheriff Gene Autry / Marshal Gene Autry / ...
- Dynamite (1955) ... Gene Autry
- The Rangerette (1955) ... Gene Autry
- Ride Ranchero (1955) ... Gene Autry
- Saddle Up (1955) ... Gene Autry
- Feuding Friends (1955) ... Gene Autry
 1953 Last of the Pony Riders
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 1953 Saginaw Trail
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 1953 Pack Train
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 1953 Goldtown Ghost Riders
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 1953 On Top of Old Smoky
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 1953 Winning of the West
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 1952 Blue Canadian Rockies
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 1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Gene Autry (uncredited)
 1952 Wagon Team
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 1952 Barbed Wire
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 1952 Apache Country
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 1952 Night Stage to Galveston
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 1952 The Old West
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 1951 Valley of Fire
Marshal Gene Autry
 1951 The Hills of Utah
Dr. Gene Autry
 1951 Silver Canyon
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 1951 Whirlwind
Gene Autry - aka The Whirlwind
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Ranger Gene Autry
 1951 Gene Autry and the Mounties
Marshal Gene Autry
 1950 The Blazing Sun
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 1950 Indian Territory
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 1950 Beyond the Purple Hills
Sheriff Gene Autry
 1950 Hoedown
Gene Autry (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Cow Town
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 1950 Mule Train
U.S. Marshal Gene Autry
 1949 Sons of New Mexico
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 1949 Riders in the Sky
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 1949 The Cowboy and the Indians
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 1949 Rim of the Canyon
Gene Autry / Marshal Steve Autry
 1949 Riders of the Whistling Pines
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 1949 The Big Sombrero
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 1948 Loaded Pistols
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 1948 The Strawberry Roan
Gene Autry
 1947 The Last Round-up
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 1947 Robin Hood of Texas
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 1947 Saddle Pals
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 1947 Twilight on the Rio Grande
Gene Autry
 1947 Trail to San Antone
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 1946/I Sioux City Sue
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 1942 Bells of Capistrano
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 1942 Call of the Canyon
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 1942 Stardust on the Sage
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 1942 Home in Wyomin'
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 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande
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 1942 Cowboy Serenade
Gene Autry
 1941 Sierra Sue
Gene Autry
 1941 Down Mexico Way
Gene Autry
 1941 Under Fiesta Stars
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 1941 Sunset in Wyoming
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 1941 The Singing Hill
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 1941 Back in the Saddle
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 1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow
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 1940 Melody Ranch
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 1940 Rodeo Dough (Short)
Gene Autry
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Gene Autry
 1940 Carolina Moon
Gene Autry
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
Gene Autry
 1940 Shooting High
Will Carson
 1940 Rancho Grande
Gene Autry
 1939 South of the Border
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 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Gene Autry
 1939 In Old Monterey
Gene Autry
 1939 Colorado Sunset
Gene Autry
 1939 Mountain Rhythm
Gene Autry
 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Gene Autry
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Gene Autry
 1939 Home on the Prairie
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 1938 Western Jamboree
Gene Autry
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Gene Autry
 1938 Prairie Moon
Gene Autry
 1938 Man from Music Mountain
Gene Autry
 1938 Gold Mine in the Sky
Gene Autry
 1938 The Old Barn Dance
Gene Autry
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Gene Autry
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies
Gene Autry
 1937 Boots and Saddles
Gene Autry
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Deputy Sheriff Gene Autry
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
Gene Autry
 1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
Gene Autry
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies
Gene Autry
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas
Gene Autry
 1936 The Old Corral
Sheriff Gene Autry
 1936 The Big Show
Gene Autry / Tom Ford
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Texas Ranger Gene Autry
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Gene Autry
 1936 Guns and Guitars
Gene Autry
 1936 The Singing Cowboy
Gene Autry
 1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain
Gene Autry
 1936 Red River Valley
Gene Autry
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Captain Tex Autry
 1935 Sagebrush Troubadour
Gene Autry
 1935 Melody Trail
Gene Autry
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Gene Autry
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Gene Autry
 1934 Mystery Mountain
Thomas - Teamster [Ch. 6, 7] (uncredited)
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Gene Autry
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (210 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (63 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Frosty the Snowman" (#7 on pop charts). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Bob Clayton | Johnny Dodds

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I happened to come along in an era when movies were changing. That was about 1934. There was a break between the great silent screen stars--Buck Jones, Tom Mix and Hoot Gibson--and the new crop that was to come along. I was the first of the singing cowboys. If I'd come into pictures five years earlier or five years later, I might not have succeeded. As I look over my life, I'd say the most ... See more »

Trivia:

During the war, he was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. See more »

Trademark:

Song: "Back in the Saddle Again", horse: Champion

Nickname:

The Singing Cowboy

Star Sign:

Libra

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