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Gene Autry

Gene Autry
Personal information
Birth nameOrvon Grover Autry
Also known asThe Singing Cowboy
BornSeptember 29, 1907
Tioga, Texas, U.S.
DiedOctober 2, 1998(age 91)
Studio City, California, U.S.
GenresCountry, Western Music
OccupationMusician, Actor
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1931 1964

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Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 - October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations in Southern California.

Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories (Film, Television, Music, Radio, and Live Performance) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Most recently, he became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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