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

Actor and singer known as The Singing Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American heros earned him a reputation as one of country music's most prominent figures.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team for over thirty years.

Family Life

His grandfather was a Methodist preacher. His parents 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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