The Official Website for Gene Autry
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Known as America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry. He became famous in radio, records, film, television, and live tour performances including rodeo. From the late 1920s through the early 1950s, Gene Autry recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, appearing in 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. In his later years, Gene Autry owned a television and radio station on the West Coast and was the original owner of the Angels Major League Baseball team.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated September 19, 2017
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Gene Autry's 110th Birthday
Posted September 19, 2017
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907 and we think it is worth celebrating every year. We will be counting down the days to his 110th birthday on the Gene Autry Official Facebook page by posting a daily line from Gene Autry's Cowboy Code. Be sure to like and share with your friends! Not on Facebook? Don't worry, we will have them on our website here.
The Autry Museum of the American West will celebrate Gene Autry's 110th birthday with some special activities at the museum on Friday, September 29th. Read More
Gene Autry Cowboy Code on Facebook
Posted September 19, 2017
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907 and we think it is worth celebrating every year. Gene Autry Entertainment is counting down the days to his 110th birthday on the Gene Autry Official Facebook page by posting a daily line from Gene Autry's Cowboy Code. Since not everyone is on Facebook, the daily posts are listed on our website here.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted September 18, 2017
With the boys and girls back to school they might need a little help with their "Cowboy A, B, Cs" and who better to teach them than Gene Autry. Sing-a-long with Gene in our YouTube Clip of the Week, "If You Want to Be a Cowboy" from his film Git Along Little Dogies (1937).
Visit the Official Gene Autry 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
A Gathering of Guns Author Q&A and Book Signing at the Autry Museum
Posted August 31, 2017
Leading Western Film and Television author and historian Boyd Magers will be at the Autry Museum of the American West for a Q&A and book signing of his new book A Gathering of Guns: A Half Century of TV Westerns (1949 – 2001) on Saturday, September 30th at 9:30 am. Maxine Hansen, Executive Assistant to Mrs. Gene Autry, will join Boyd for a lively discussion of his book A Gathering of Guns which covers the 50 year evolution of the Western on television. The Q&A will be followed by a book signing in the Autry Museum Store.
Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims
Posted August 31, 2017
Gene Autry's Cowboy Code says that a cowboy must help people in distress. Hurricane Harvey has left folks in Texas and Louisiana devastated and in need of assistance. Jackie Autry, his widow, also strongly believes in helping others. She has matched The Autry Foundation's $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with her own donation of $50,000.
It will take months – perhaps years – for Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast region to recover and rebuild after this historic hurricane and flooding. We encourage you to support the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations to help in whatever way you can. Donations big and small will help them get "back in the saddle again." Read how you can help here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated August 28, 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.
October's Gene Autry Double Feature theme is "Ghost Riders."
Get into the spooky spirit of the season with a pair of ghost-themed Westerns that find Gene Autry searching for the truth behind eerie ghost riders. Gene's an investigator in Riders in the Sky (1949), and with the help of his sidekick Pat Buttram, he tries to clear an innocent man of murder. Then it's up to circuit-riding Judge Gene and his sidekick Smiley Burnette to unravel the mystery in Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953).
"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.