Gene Autry was known as ‘The Singing Cowboy’ for his crooning style of singing on radio and television. He made his acting debut with Mascot Pictures Corporation in the Western movie ‘Old Santa Fe’ and appeared in 93 films between 1934 and 1953 that include ‘Mystery Mountain’ (1934), ‘Red River Valley’ (1936), ‘Bells of Capistrano’ (1942), and ‘Last of the Pony Riders’ (1953).
He later hosted 91 episodes of ‘The Gene Autry Show’ on television, from 1950 to 1956. Autry is considered as one of the pioneering figures of country music. In 1976, he released two albums titled ‘South of the Border All American Cowboy’ and ‘Cowboy Hall of Fame’. He is remembered for his signature song ‘Back in the Saddle Again’ and hit number ‘At Mail Call Today’. His Christmas songs, ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ are all time favourites.
Gene Autry has the unique accomplishment of being awarded stars on all five categories of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Foolish insurance agent Milford Farnsworth unwittingly sells life insurance worth US $100000 to notorious outlaw Jesse James. Farnsworth is then sent to the West to protect James, to protect the investment. But Jesse plans on killing Farnsworth and he must survive while falling in love with the beautiful Cora Lee Collins.
Gene Autry returns to his hometown after a long time, as a guest of honor at the Frontier Days Celebration, where he sees that his childhood enemies, have now become local gangsters. Gene finds that their actions may hurt little children, and decides to teach them a lesson.
After being a witness to a mob murder, Eleanor Spencer, a nightclub singer heads to Los Angeles in order to lie low. She soon meets Gene Autry, a sheriff of a small town, who develops a liking for her.
The Big Show is a Western musical romantic comedy film which revolves around an arrogant movie star Tom Ford, who is supposed to make an appearance at the Texas Centennial celebration. However, he leaves on a vacation and therefore his publicity manager is forced to convince Gene Autry, a double, to appear in Tom’s place.
Gene Autry Awards
|Winner||Lifetime Achievement Award||2009|