Autry, Gene

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Name
Autry, Gene Gender: M
Orvon Grover Autry
born on 29 September 1907 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Tioga, Texas, 33n28, 96w55
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 05°07' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°05'



Gene Autry

Biography

American performer who gained fame as a singing cowboy on the radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997.

From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films and 91 episodes of The Gene Autry Show television series. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true—and profoundly touched the lives of millions of Americans. Autry was also one of the most important figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers. His singing cowboy movies were the first vehicle to carry country music to a national audience. In addition to his signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again", Autry is still remembered for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus", which he wrote, "Frosty the Snowman", and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

Autry is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for film, television, music, radio, and live performance.

He died on October 2, 1998.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Manning, Irene (born 17 July 1912). Notes: Co-stars in 1938 film "The Old Corral"
  • associate relationship with McKenzie, Fay (born 19 February 1918). Notes: Co-stars in five films
  • associate relationship with Sherwood, Don (born 7 September 1925)
  • associate relationship with Wakely, Jimmy (born 16 February 1914)

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry" by Holly George-Warren (2007), p. 304: "The original birth certificate for Orvon Grover Autry either never existed or was lost. In 1939 a replacement certificate was prepared for Gene Autry by Cooke County registrar Mrs. Maud Hendrix. The name on the certificate was given as Orvon Gene Autry, born Sept. 29, 1907; physician E. E. Ledbetter, MD, of Tioga, Texas, signed the statement that the child was born at 4:30 AM. The certificate included a medical attendant's affidavit, in which Dr. Ledbetter stated that he was "the attendant at this birth, and that he is filing on this date this certificate of birth of Orvon Gene Autry, who was born on the 29 day of Sept., 1907, in lieu of a certificate that cannot now be found, or was not filed at the time." The notary was S. P. Anderson, presumably Sam Anderson, a Tioga barber who employed young Orvon in the early 1920s."

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.