Gene Autry

Gene Autry born Orvon Eugene Autry September 29, 1907, died October 2, 1998. He was a singer-songwriter and guitarist, actor and businessman. Gaining fame as The Singing Cowboy in radio, movies and television he also owned the California Angels Major League Baseball Team. Among his Legacy he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame and the only celebrity to have 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All questions about his life and career can be found here.

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Who was Gene Autry's wife?

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Jackie Autry, (born Jacqueline Ellam) the former owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and widow of singer, actor and businessman Gene Autry. They have a home in Palm Springs CA.
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What color was Champion Gene Autry's horse?

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I would say "Bay" except I've never seen a Bay with white mane and tail Brown.
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What type of horse did Gene Autry have?

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Tennessee Walkers. Champion appeared with Gene Autry as his partner and sidekick throughout their legendary career in film, radio, and television. Original Champion in Home on the Prairie, 1939 There were three "official" Champions that performed in Autry films and several specialized Champions, such as Little Champ, Lindy Champion, Touring Champion, and Champion Three. Other horses, for which we have no documentation at this time, served as doubles for movie stunts and personal appearances. The Original Champion was sorrel-colored, had a blaze down his face and white stockings on all his legs except the right front. His first onscreen credit was for 1935's Melody Trail. He died while Gene was in the service. Champion Jr., c. 1950 Gene's second screen horse was Champion Jr., a lighter sorrel with four stockings and a narrow blaze, who appeared in films until 1950. While onscreen with Republic, Champion Jr. was billed as "Wonder Horse of the West," and at Columbia, he was known as "World's Wonder Horse." The third screen horse, Television Champion, costarred in Gene's last films and also appeared on television in The Gene Autry Show and The Adventures of Champion during the fifties. Also a light sorrel with four white stockings, he resembled Champion Jr. but had a thick blaze. In the late forties, Little Champ joined Gene's stable. A well-trained trick pony, this blaze-faced sorrel with four stockings appeared in three of Gene's films and made personal appearances. Rushing from a movie set in Hollywood to his annual appearance at Madison Square Garden for the World's Championship Rodeo in 1940, Lindy Champion made aviation history as the first horse to fly from California to New York. Gene used Lindy, a sorrel with four white stockings and an oval-topped blaze, for personal appearances. Touring Champion on parade, c. 1953 Touring Champion and Champion Three were also personal appearance horses. A darker sorrel with four white stockings and a medium-wide blaze, Touring Champion appeared at rodeos and stage shows in the late forties and fifties and has his hoof prints next to Gene's handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Champion Three appeared with Gene on the road from the late fifties until 1960, when the sorrel with four white stockings and a crooked blaze retired happily to Gene's Melody Ranch in Newhall, California, where he died in 1990. Touring Champion taking tea at London's Savoy Hotel, 1953 Collectively, the Champions performed the world's largest repertory of horse tricks, including dancing the hula and the Charleston, jumping through a ring of fire, and playing dead. Greeting crowds from Brownwood, Texas, to Dublin, Ireland, Touring Champion even enjoyed a proper high tea at the Savoy in London. Always popular, Champion received thousands of fan letters each month, proving that the World's Wonder Horse was an important element in the Singing Cowboy's success. Throughout their careers, Gene Autry and Champion were featured in dime novels, children's stories, and comic books. Champion even received equal billing with Gene above the leading ladies on movie posters and lobby cards promoting Autry films.
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Did gene autry ever visit the UK?

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Yes, in 1953 he did a series of shows at the Empress Hall in London. The cinema chain ABC ran a competition for their ABC Minors ( Saturday morning pictures ) to win tickets to see his show. My brother and I were regulars at the Regal Cinema in Purley, Surrey now part of London and my brother was lucky enough to win a ticket.
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Is actor Alan Autry related to actor Gene Autry?

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Yes, they are 1st cousins-once-removed. Alan Autry has a radio show on KYNO am. On Monday March 2, 2009 one of his guests asked if they were related. Alan said that he was told as a child that he was related to Gene. He did not know how or if it was true. When he was on In the Heat of the Night he received a phone call from someone in Gene's office. Gene wanted to know if they were related. Alan told them he did not know. Gene hired a genealogist to look into it and found that Alan's paternal grandfather and Gene's dad were brother's. Alan did not know much about his family history because he was raised by his mother Verna and stepfather. He did not meet his real dad Carl Autry until he was 28.
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Why did Gene Autry wear gloves?

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He really had them to keep his hands "occupied". He was self-conscious about their appearance on film, fidgeting with them periodically.
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Did gene autry sang waltz across Texas?

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No, that was Ernest Tubb
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Gene big daddy lipscomb have any children?

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Lipscomb children? Yes - Lipscomb had at least one son, because that son had a son named Alan Lipscomb, now working with endangered and underprivileged youth at Santa Monica College in California. He may be found on the Net by browsing for "Alan Lipscomb" and the exact phrase "him I keep." According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette archives (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07273/821841-66.stm); Big Daddy was twice divorced and had two kids, "Lipscomb had his personal problems off the field. He was twice divorced, the last time in 1960. He had two children by the second wife, Cecilia." According to the Death Notice in The Baltimore Sun on May 12, 1963, Mr. Eugene Allan Lipscomb aka Big Daddy was survived by 2 children, son Raymond Lipscomb and daughter Eugenia Elizabeth Lipscomb of Los Angeles, CA.
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Who was Gene Autry's side kick?

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Lester Alvin 'Smiley' Burnette was Autry's most remembered sidekick, but Sterling Holloway (who later provided a number of voices for Disney's animated films) and Pat Buttram also hung about with Autry in a number of films.
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Was Gene Autry Jewish?

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found this on the net. Gene Autry was born and raised in a Baptist family. His grandfather, who taught him to sing, was a Baptist preacher. But Autry was apparently not a churchgoer during most of his adult life. Autry had a well-earned national reputation as a clean-cut, wholesome, highly ethical entertainer and human being. His films were invariably family-friendly, and he deplored the violent, sexual, profane and vulgar content of the Westerns made after his era as a film actor. Nevertheless, he wrote in his 1978 biography that he was "not a devoutly religious man."
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Gene Autry's western Classics---volume2 what is it worth?

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Released in 1951, probably about $10.00 - $20.00 in great shape.
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Did gene autry ever own a sports team?

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Yes -- the California Angels (as they were known at the time).
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Was gene autry married and did he have children?

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He was married twice but had no children. In 1932 he married Ina May Spivey (who died in 1980), who was the niece of Jimmy Long. He married his second wife, Jackie Autry, in 1981. He had no children by either marriage.
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What was Gene Autry's horse's name?

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Champion Champion his horse's name is Champion Champion was the name of his horse. Champion
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What is the value of a gene autry south of the border album?

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Any of the following websites may be able to provide the value of your album: www.neatstuff.net/records/Records.html www.forevervinyl.com/ www.recordcollectorslc.com www.vinylalbums4sale.com/index.html
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Where did Gene Autry purchase his horse Champion?

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When I was a little girl, My grandfather Frank Lung a horse trader sold Gene a black horse by the name Blackie, I named it Midnight, and as far as I remember he named it Topper. Champion came after. I have a picture of the horse, and a photo of Gene and his wife when he came to get Midnight.
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Did Jane Russell ever make a movie with Gene Autry?

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No, they never acted in the same movie. Jane Russell appeared in the Bob Hope cowboy spoof "Son of Paleface" (1952) and Autry was filmed for the similar spoof "Alias Jesse James" (1959) -- however his scenes were deleted, possibly due to legal problems. And both did appear on a TV special honoring Ronald Reagan's second term as President in 1985. (All-Star Party for "Dutch" Reagan)
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What is the value of a 20 gauge Victor Ejector serial 645348 in good shape?

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There is a wealth of information by Nick Niles in the Gun Digest book of Guns and Prices 2005 Edition, ISBN #0-89689-324-3 and library of congress # 2005906853 Models, prices, and history. Also acomplete listofALL the names associated with Crescent F.A. Co
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What was the name of gene autry's horse?

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Champion The full name of Gene Autry's horse was Champion the Wonder Horse.
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How much is gene autry worth?

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i say he was worth 50,000,000 dollars
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Who is Gene Autry married to?

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In 1932 he married Ina May Spivey (who died in 1980) and In 1981 he married Jacqueline Ellam, who had been his banker

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