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America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry and he became famous in film, radio, television, and live theater and rodeo performances.
He recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, completing 93 movies and starring in 91 television productions. Gene Autry was ranked among the most celebrated film stars, and for years was considered to be the most popular Western film actor.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated July 24, 2017
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
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Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted July 24, 2017
This week marks the 75th anniversary of movie star Gene Autry becoming Sgt. Gene Autry. On July 26, 1942 Gene Autry was sworn into the Army Air Corp during the live broadcast of his popular Melody Ranch radio show. Our YouTube Clip of the Week is from this special broadcast, immediately after Gene Autry took his Oath of Enlistment. First Gene explains why he is happy to enlist and then he sings the very appropriate number "Private Buckaroo."
Be sure to tune in to the Official Gene Autry YouTube channel this Wednesday, July 26th when we will post the full radio show from 75 years ago to celebrate this historic event.
Visit the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel for more fun Gene Autry musical clips from his radio, movie, and television career. Be sure to subscribe so you'll receive updates whenever Gene Autry Entertainment uploads new videos! Read More
"The Cowboy Is a Patriot:
Gene Autry in World War II" Autry Museum Case
Posted July 24, 2017
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California recently debuted a special case titled "The Cowboy Is a Patriot: Gene Autry in World War II." July 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Gene Autry's enlistment in the U. S. military during World War II.
Before the war began, Gene Autry was the inconic singing cowboy, entertaining millions through radio, records, film, and in-person performances. In 1942, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, risking his life, sacrificing career opportunities, and lifting the morale of his fellow Americans. Read more informaiton and photos from the exhibit here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated July 24, 2017
Saturday matinee double features (the screening of two motion pictures for the price of one) were an industry standard in the first half of the 20th century. In 2017, the Autry Museum of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened at the museum in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater.
This year is the 75th Anniversary of Gene Autry enlisting in the Army Air Corps to do his part during World War II. Gene served from 1942 to 1946 entering as a Technical Sergeant, soon earning his wings as a Flight Officer, and at the end of the war, taking a USO troupe to the South Pacific. A few of his films leading up to Gene's military service referenced America's participation in World War II including this month's Double Feature selections – In Old Monterey (1939) and Heart of the Rio Grande (1942).
One Million Views on the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel
Posted May 26, 2017
Gene Autry Entertainment is excited to report that the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel reached one million views today! Debuting in March of 2014, the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel is the only authorized home of the Singing Cowboy's movie, radio, and television clips. With 218 video clips and nearly 90 specialized playlists, Gene's YouTube channel offers hours of entertainment. In fact, getting to one million views means that Gene Autry fans watched 1,647,954 minutes or 27,469 hours on his official YouTube Channel. WOW!
You can subscribe to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel for free! Read how here. As a subscriber, you will be notified when new Gene Autry clips and playlists are added to the channel.
Thank you for helping Gene Autry reach this social media milestone!
Maybe your views will help us reach two million views.
Gene Autry Official Facebook Page
Updated May 8, 2017
Gene Autry is now on Facebook with the Gene Autry Official page! We are posting movie and radio clips, photos, fun facts and information on America's Favorite Singing Cowboy on a daily basis. Be sure to "like" and "share" what we post with your Facebook friends.
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