He worked on his father's ranch while at school. After leaving high school inAutry worked as a telegrapher for the St. His talent at singing and playing guitar led to performing at local dances.
Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings. The next year he signed a contract with Republic Pictures and began making westerns. Autry--for better or worse--pretty much ushered in the era of the "singing cowboy" westerns of the s and s in spite of the presence in his oaters of automobiles, radios and airplanes.
He wrote over songs.
A savvy businessman, he retired from acting in the early s and became a multi-millionaire from his investments in hotels, real estate, radio stations and the California Angels professional baseball team. He was a telegrapher for the Frisco Railroad, and first appeared on radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Later he had his own radio show on CBS. Orvon Gene Autry is considered by many to be the greatest western star of all time. He was "discovered" by Will Rogers while working as a telegrapher. One of his stars on the Walk of fame is for Live Performance including rodeonot live theater.
He is the first artist in history to have a gold record. Also, he is also the first artist to ever sell 1, copies of a record - "That Silver-Haired daddy of Mine".
He was also the first artist ever to sell out Madison Square Garden. It has sold over 30 million copies. Inhe was the 4th highest grossing box office attraction according to Theater Exhibitors of America. After he retired from acting, he had many successful business ventures, including radio and television stations.
He also owned the California Angels. When he sold part of his interest to Disney, they became the Anaheim Angels. Sadly, he never got to see his beloved Angels win the World Series.
He has a town named after him -- Gene Autry, Oklahoma. Gene died in from lymphoma. Autry was the first owner of the Los Angeles Angels American League baseball club, subsequently renamed the California Angels when the team was relocated to Anaheim in The team has been renamed twice: Autry owned the team in its entirety from its first year of play,untilwhen he sold part of the franchise to Disney, who renamed the team the Anaheim Angels.
According to a Hollywood legend, published in The Orange County Register after his death, Autry was discovered singing in a telegraph office in Oklahoma by Will Rogers. Rogers told him that he had a pretty good voice, and suggested that he go to Hollywood where he could make some money singing in the movies.
In the interview, Gene added that the next time he saw Rogers was in Hollywood. According to Gene, Will just nodded and said, "I see you made it, kid.
Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Grandson of an itinerant preacher, he became a multi-millionaire through his investments and real estate holdings.
He was the most popular of the "singing cowboys. More than 50 years after the last Gene Autry western, he is better known to later generations as a singer. His remastered vintage recordings of "Here Comes Santa Claus" and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" remain very popular holiday standards into the 21st century.
Oxford University Press, Army, he was the only officer allowed to wear cowboy boots with his uniform. In response to his millions of young fans who wanted to be like Gene Autry, he developed a code of conduct, "The Cowboy Code", which is as follows: The Cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair advantage.
He must never go back on his word, or a trust confided in him.Sort by Song Title Sort by Artist (Lay Your Head On My) Pillow. Tony! Toni! Tone! (We Want) The Same Thing. Carlisle, Belinda. Pope, Cassadee. 13th, The. Cure, The. For years, ASCAP has protected songwriters and composers while providing them with a livelihood.
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Gene Autry discography and songs: Music profile for Gene Autry, born 29 September Genres: Cowboy, Christmas Music, Country.
Albums include LateNightTales, Back in the Saddle Again (Back to the Saddle) / Little Old Band of Gold, and Sleepless in Seattle.
Gene Autry, Soundtrack: The Gene Autry Show. After high school Gene Autry worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma. Next he was a telegrapher. In he began singing on a local radio station, and three years later he had his own show and was making his first recordings.
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Write a customer review. See all 18 customer reviews. Love all songs by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers/Dale Evans. I keep them in my car to listen to /5(18).