Happy Birthday: Gene Autry (1907–1998)

Festival Reviews

geneautry.jpgGene Autry (1907–1998)

Born: September 29, 1907 in Near Tioga, Texas, USA
Died: October 2, 1998 (age 91) in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Jackie Autry (19 July 1981 – 2 October 1998) (his death)
Ina Mae Spivey (1 April 1932 – 20 May 1980) (her death)

[on Gail Davis] There are lots of girls who can ride and shoot and lots who can act, but the girl who could do both just couldn’t be found. Then this kid came along and I didn’t have any more problems. A whole generation of children grew up with Gail Davis playing Annie Oakley on television. Before that she co-starred with me in several of my movies. She also toured with me on a number of occasions. Gail was an extremely talented individual. She had a kind, generous heart and brought so much joy to so many children. She never…

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