Gene Autry

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    There are 35 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by ethanedwards.

    • Re: What Was The Last Western You Watched?

      I read a biography a couple of years ago. They said that about Gene and Gail in the book. I will try to find it and give the name of the book.
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Gene Autry

      I'm positive Autry was married, though I don't know his wifes name. He was owner of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and when he died, she took over as head of the team. I think she was on hand to receive the MLB World Championship trophy when the Angels won the World Series a few years back.
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Gene Autry

      Gene was married in 1932 to Ina until 1980 when she died. He then married Jackie in 1981 until he passed. Gene was one of the best cowboy, singing stars.
      He wrote songs, and had big hits with many of them. He never had children of his own. In many way he was a very honorable man. He earned some of his
      money from oil investments and other things like melody ranch that we see in so many B movies and television shows. A very astute business man.
      When they set up the Gene Autry museum he funded it with $100 million dollars. He bought the baseball Angels and they won the world series after he had passed away.
      In his younger years he helped his family a lot. His Dad spent quite a bit of time in jail in those years. He had siblings or cousins live with him until they became adults, after his mother died.
      Some of this is on page one of this thread.
      Gene and Roy Rogers were lifelong friends, when the papers would print things like they were feuding, they would call and talk. Those feuding rumors weren't true. I believe Roy's first movie was in an Autry movie with Gene. Roy was part of the Sons of the Pioneers then.
      That first movie for Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers with Gene was: "The Old Corral"
      "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower

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    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Gene Autry

      Well thanks Colkid,

      I knew Gene around the early 70s, and the woman was not Ina. SO...........she must have been a VERY close friend of his for him to call her his wife...........very strange. I will do some more digging on this........might can find a pic of the lady in the Mission Hills albums. Yep, a genius when it came to making money. As I had mentioned he owned about half of Palm Springs and surrounding "oasis'" in the desert. Hmmm.........maybe Ina had a nickname........will look for a picture of her. KEITH

      colkid60 wrote:

      Gene was married in 1932 to Ina until 1980 when she died. He then married Jackie in 1981 until he passed. Gene was one of the best cowboy, singing stars.
      He wrote songs, and had big hits with many of them. He never had children of his own. In many way he was a very honorable man. He earned some of his
      money from oil investments and other things like melody ranch that we see in so many B movies and television shows. A very astute business man.
      When they set up the Gene Autry museum he funded it with $100 million dollars. He bought the baseball Angels and they won the world series after he had passed away.
      In his younger years he helped his family a lot. His Dad spent quite a bit of time in jail in those years. He had siblings or cousins live with him until they became adults, after his mother died.
      Some of this is on page one of this thread.
      Gene and Roy Rogers were lifelong friends, when the papers would print things like they were feuding, they would call and talk. Those feuding rumors weren't true. I believe Roy's first movie was in an Autry movie with Gene. Roy was part of the Sons of the Pioneers then.
      God, she reminds me of me! DUKE
    • Re: Western Screen Legends- Gene Autry

      colkid60 wrote:

      Gene was married in 1932 to Ina until 1980 when she died. He then married Jackie in 1981 until he passed. I believe Roy's first movie was in an Autry movie with Gene. Roy was part of the Sons of the Pioneers then.


      From our opening post
      Spouse
      Jackie Autry (19 July 1981 - 2 October 1998) (his death)
      Ina Mae Spivey (1 April 1932 - 20 May 1980) (her death)


      Roy made a few movies before appearing in these two with Gene

      The Old Corral (1936) .... Sheriff Gene Autry...Roy Rogers (uncredited) ...Buck O'Keefe
      The Big Show (1936) .... Gene Autry / Tom Ford...Roy Rogers (uncredited)... Sons of the Pioneers guitar player
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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