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.
Save the Date! Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated March 26, 2013
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride and Apache CountryRead More
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Release of The Gene Autry Show Season Five on DVD Read More
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum Sierra Sue and Saddle PalsRead More
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum Bells of Capistrano and Winning of the WestRead More
Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23, 2013
20th Annual Gene Autry Days in Kenton, Ohio Read More
Gene Autry and the Angels on Bicycles T-Shirt
New at the Autry Museum Store Posted April 23, 2013
The Autry Museum Store has a brand-new Gene Autry t-shirt that is perfect for singing cowboy fans, baseball fans, and bicycling enthusiasts! The new Gene Autry and the Angels on Bicycles T-Shirt features a vintage photo from the Gene Autry archives on a 100% cotton shirt and is Made in America. For details, read more in our Music, Movies & More section here.
While you are shopping, remember to check out the new Gene Autry Movie Scarves. In celebration of the Autry National Center's 25th anniversary, Gene Autry Entertainment and the Autry Museum have created three limited-edition scarves featuring original Gene Autry movie poster art from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. All three are exclusive to the Autry Museum Store.
Saturday Matinee Double Feature
At the Autry National Center Updated March 26, 2013
Two Gene Autry films are screened on the fourth Saturday of every month in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater. Gene Autry's Westerns are known for their music, comedy, and action. April's films each showcase terrific singing by Gene and others. Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride has the musical talents of Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Mary Lee, Cindy Walker, and the Pacemakers. Gene's popular singing group, the Cass County Boys, is joined by Carolina Cotton on several numbers in Apache Country. After this double feature, you'll know why Gene Autry is called "America's Favorite Singing Cowboy"!
For the full 2013 schedule of monthly Gene Autry Double Features, read more here.
The Gene Autry Show
Season Five DVD Release Updated February 25, 2013
The wait is finally over! Gene Autry Entertainment and Timeless Media are thrilled to announce that the fifth and final season of The Gene Autry Show television series will be out on DVD on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. You may recall that Shout! Factory purchased Timeless Media and with the merger, there were several delays in scheduling the release date of this two-disc DVD set. To the many eager fans who phoned, emailed and sent letters wanting to know just when Season Five would be released – thank you for your patience!
Now available for the first time ever on DVD, Season Five of The Gene Autry Show includes all 13 of the original 1955 episodes which were filmed in COLOR. Each episode is fully restored and uncut from Gene Autry's personal film and television archive. Gene Autry, Pat Buttram and, of course, the World's Wonder Horse, Champion, star in these half-hour adventures full of Gene's trademark music, comedy and action. Several episodes also feature Little Champ, Gene's very popular trick pony.
Like the previous four seasons released on DVD, this set includes wonderful bonus material: a Gene Autry Melody Ranch Radio show episode, a color Gene Autry photo gallery, and Gene Autry movie trailers from the 1950s. For episode titles and more information on the DVD set, read more here.
You can pre-order the two-disc DVD set of The Gene Autry Show Season Five today from the Autry Museum Store for a special pre-order price of $12.00. Pre-order sale price good until May 20th, 2013. And yes, if you are a member of the Autry National Center, you can use your Museum Discount!
Every episode of The Gene Autry Show is now on DVD. Collect them all.
Gene Autry Days in Kenton, Ohio Posted March 26, 2013
Can a toy save a town? It certainly can if it is the Gene Autry Repeating Cap Pistol made by the Kenton Hardware Company in 1937. Modeled after Gene's own pearl-handled six-shooter, the cap pistol sold for fifty cents and was such a huge success that two million were sold by 1939. Over the years, the popularity of cap pistols declined but Kenton, Ohio's love for Gene Autry remains. You are invited to celebrate the Singing Cowboy's association with Kenton at the 20th Annual Gene Autry Days event Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23 at the Hardin County Fairgournds. For details visit the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance website here.
In celebration of the Autry Museum's 25th Anniversary we thought you might enjoy an article written by our very own Maxine Hansen, long-time Executive Assistant to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Autry. She was also the first secretary of the Autry Museum when the idea was just a dream.
Read "Two Redheads and a Museum" originally published in the Autry Museum's 2012 Gala Journal on our website here.
Gene Autry Comprehensive info about his career in film, music, TV, radio, and personal appearances. Also Gene's personal "Cowboy Code," biography, achievements, and much more.