Gene Autry

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Birthplace
Tioga, TX
Death Date
Oct 2, 1998 (91)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Tioga, TX
Death Date
Oct 2, 1998 (91)

About

He became known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions. His role as an honest American hero earned him a reputation as one of country music's primary figures.

Before Fame

He did work on his father's ranch and worked as a railroad telegrapher. While working, he performed as a singer and a guitarist at local dances.

Trivia

He owned the Angels baseball team for over thirty years.

Family Life

His grandfather was a Methodist preacher. His parents moved to southern Oklahoma when he was a child. Their names were Delbert and Einora. He was married to Jimmy Long's niece, May Spivey, from 1932 until her death in 1980.

Associated With

Will Rogers encouraged him to pursue a singing career.

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