Gene Autry

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Gene Autry
Gene Autry circa 1940s
Gene Autry circa 1940s
Background information
Birth nameOrvon Grover Autry
Also known asThe Singing Cowboy
Born(1907-09-29)September 29, 1907
Tioga, Texas, U.S.
DiedOctober 2, 1998(1998-10-02) (aged 91)
Studio City, California, U.S.
GenresCountry, western music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1931–1988
LabelsColumbia, 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 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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