Public Cowboy No. 1

Public Cowboy No. 1

The Life and Times of Gene Autry

Book - 2007
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The only performer to earn five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--for film, recordings, television, radio, and live performance--Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king. Journalist George-Warren offers the first serious biography, tracing Autry's climb from farm boy to multimillionaire. Autry's loving mother died on the brink of her son's success, while his ne'er-do-well father married five times and wandered the West. Autry battled his own demons but emerges here as one of America's most charitable benefactors, known for his boundless generosity, and a patriot who enlisted during World War II. The book provides colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television, the first movie star to develop his own TV shows. Along the way, he invested shrewdly, becoming the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780195177466
Branch Call Number: TEX 920 AUT
Characteristics: 406 p., [64] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Public cowboy number one


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sbeasley Jan 05, 2015

this is a terrific page turner about gene autry it is extrelmy detailed about his life, his music and acting career and his personal life. the family tree history of Mr.autry is amazng in itself and the disocgraphy of his music and his films are amazing.very well researched and well written. a great book.I highly recoomend it!


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