Gene Autry

1907 - 1998

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), nicknamed the Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and rodeo performer who gained fame largely by singing in a crooning style on radio, in films, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was the owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Autry has received more than 2,052,572 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Gene Autry is the 753rd most popular musician (down from 752nd in 2019), the 3,853rd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,648th in 2019) and the 262nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Gene Autry ranks 753 out of 2,675Before him are Peter Cetera, Corey Taylor, Aníbal Troilo, James Ingram, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Francisco Canaro. After him are Bernhard Romberg, Aarre Merikanto, Conny Plank, James Galway, Pino Donaggio, and José José.

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Among people born in 1907, Gene Autry ranks 149Before him are Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov, Gunnar Ekelöf, Alfred Delp, Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia, Miguel Torga, and Roman Rudenko. After him are Frederick Copleston, Ramon Magsaysay, James A. Michener, Ethel Smith, Raymond Braine, and Marcel Bezençon. Among people deceased in 1998, Gene Autry ranks 114Before him are Olivier Gendebien, Slava Metreveli, Joan Brossa, Joan Hickson, John Chadwick, and Yuri Artyukhin. After him are Samuel Eilenberg, Keisuke Kinoshita, Bertil Nordahl, Hide, Julio César Britos, and Qian Zhongshu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Autry ranks 3,853 out of 15,968Before him are Ian Ziering (1964), Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (1981), Gilbert Stuart (1755), Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887), and Dianne Feinstein (1933). After him are Lena Horne (1917), Mickey Mantle (1931), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Rhea Perlman (1948), Jennie Garth (1972), and Eric Carle (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Gene Autry ranks 262Before him are Art Pepper (1925), Paul Chambers (1935), Peter Cetera (1944), Corey Taylor (1973), James Ingram (1952), and Billie Joe Armstrong (1972). After him are Mike Porcaro (1955), Milt Jackson (1923), Chrissie Hynde (1951), Lindsey Buckingham (1949), Buddy Bolden (1877), and Floyd Council (1911).