Orvon Eugene Autry (also known as Gene Autry) is an American performer who become famous as "The Singing Cowboy" on the radio, in movies and on television for over three decades since in the 1930s. Autry is also owner of a television station and several radio stations in southern California and the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997.
Autry best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" ( he's the one who wrote this song), "Frosty the Snowman", and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" but his trademark song was "Back in the Saddle Again".
He is a member of both Nashville Songwriters halls of fame and the Country Music. He is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Autry is singing on Tulsa’s radio station KVOO as "Oklahoma's Yodeling Cowboy," and the Victor archives shows on October 9, 1929. Admission stating that the vocal duo of Jimmie Long and Gene Autry with two Hawaiian guitars was directed by L. L. Watson. They recorded “My Dreaming of You” and “My Alabama” .
In 1934, film producer Nat Levine discovered Autry and Burnette and made their film debut in "In Old Santa Fe" for Mascot Pictures Corp. as part of a singing cowboy quartet. He was given a major role in 1935 by Levine in the 12-part series "The Phantom Empire". After that, Autry went along to make another 44 films until 1940.