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Gene Autry
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Gene Autry circa 1940s
Background information
Birth name Orvon Grover Autry
Also known as The Singing Cowboy
Born (1907-09-29)September 29, 1907
Tioga, Texas, U.S.
Died October 2, 1998(1998-10-02) (aged 91)
Studio City, California, U.S.
Genres Country, western music
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1931–1988
Labels Columbia, Okeh, Perfect, Conqueror

Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry was an American movie actor and a singer. He was born in Tioga, Texas. He became famous starting in 1931 and lasting for three decades. He was also owner of a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles. His is best known for the song "Back in the Saddle Again" but he also performed many Christmas songs.

Autry died of lymphoma in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.


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