Gene Autry

AKA:
The Singing Cowboy
Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Birth Date:
September 29, 1907
Birth Place:
Tioga, Texas
Death Date:
October 2, 1998
Place of Death:
10985 Bluffside Drive, Studio City, Los Angeles, California
Age:
91
Cause of Death:
Lymphoma
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills
Claim to Fame:
Music
Gene Autry, nicknamed the Singing Cowboy, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, rodeo performer, and baseball owner 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. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true. Autry was also one of the most important pioneering figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers. His singing cowboy films were the first vehicle to carry country music to a national audience. In addition to his signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again" and his hit "At Mail Call Today", Autry is still remembered for his Christmas songs, most especially his biggest hit "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as well as "Frosty the Snowman", "Here Comes Santa Claus", and "Up on the House Top"

Fun Facts

Autry is a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for film, television, music, radio, and live performance. The town of Gene Autry, Oklahoma, was named in his honor, as was the Gene Autry precinct in Mesa, Arizona.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California, 90068

USA

North America

Map:

Cemetery map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California
Cemetery map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, California

Grave Location:

Sheltering Hills, Lot 1048, Space 2

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery drive 300 feet past the gates and park on your right. Look up the hillside for a large statue. As you walk towards the statue look to your right for Lot 1048 until you find the large bronze flat monument which marks  the final resting place of The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry.

Grave Location GPS

34.148356944983384, -118.32620564884931

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