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Gene Autry Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family

Gene Autry Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 69 kg
Date of Birth September 29, 1907
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death October 2, 1998

Gene Autry was an American actor, singer, composer, musician, rodeo performer, and baseball owner who established himself as one of the most influential country musicians of his generation. Furthermore, he also appeared in 93 films as an actor, including In Old Santa Fe (1934), Guns and Guitars (1936), Red River Valley (1936), Robin Hood of Texas (1947), Home on the Prairie (1939), Silver Canyon (1951), On Top of Old Smoky (1953), and Sons of New Mexico (1949), to name a few.

Born Name

Orvon Grover Autry

Nick Name

Gene Autry, The Singing Cowboy, Gene Michaels, Bob Clayton

Gene Autry as seen in the 1940s
Gene Autry as seen in the 1940s (Seattle Packing Company-Bar-S Brand / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on September 29, 1907.


On October 2, 1998, he passed away from lymphoma in Los Angeles. He was 91 years old at that time.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Tioga, Texas, United States





Actor, Musician, Singer, Composer, Rodeo Performer, Baseball Owner


  • Father – Delbert Autry
  • Mother – Elnora Ozment

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Gene Autry’s net worth was $500 million according to


Country, Western


Vocals, Guitar


  • Columbia Records
  • OKeh Records
  • Perfect Records
  • Conqueror Records
  • Victor Talking Machine Company




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


69 kg or 152 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Gene Autry had dated –

  1. Ina Mae Spivey (1932-1980) – He and Ina Mae Spivey officially became husband and wife on April 1, 1932. The couple was married until Ina’s death on May 20, 1980.
  2. Gail Davis
  3. Nan Leslie
  4. Jacqueline Ellam (1981-1998) – On July 19, 1981, he wed his banker Jacqueline Ellam. Their marriage lasted for nearly 20 years until Autry’s death in 1998.
Gene Autry as seen with Gail Davis in Toronto circa 1956
Gene Autry as seen with Gail Davis in Toronto circa 1956 (Gordon W. Powley / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • His signature song titled Back in the Saddle Again (1939)
  • Always wore a cowboy hat
Gene Autry as seen in 1942
Gene Autry as seen in 1942 (New York Sunday News / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Gene Autry Facts

  1. He was a Republican all his life and voted for Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan during the presidential elections.
  2. Autry fought in World War II and was the only officer permitted to wear cowboy boots along with his uniform.
  3. He holds the distinction of being the first person to be awarded 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one in each of the 5 categories: Radio at 6520, Television at 6667, Motion Pictures at 6644, Recording at 6384, and Live Theatre at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard.
  4. In 1940, Autry was voted as the 4th biggest box office attraction after Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, and Spencer Tracy by the National Association of Theater Owners.
  5. Out of his lengthy filmography, only The Strawberry Roan (1948) and The Big Sombrero (1949) were filmed and released in color.
  6. From 1961 to 1997, Autry was the founding owner of the Major League Baseball team, California Angels (now Los Angeles Angels). In 1982, the team retired #26 in his honor (baseball’s rosters of that time only included 25 men and, as such, he was considered as the 26th team member).
  7. On January 1, 1942, the small town of Berwyn in Carter County, Oklahoma changed its name to ‘Gene Autry’ in honor of the star. Furthermore, the Gene Autry precinct in Mesa, Arizona is also dedicated to him.

Featured Image by Seattle Packing Company-Bar-S Brand / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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