Death of Gene Autry

September 29, 1907 - October 2, 1998
| Age 91

'Hollywood's first singing cowboy' dies at 91
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Gene Autry, who parlayed a $5 mail order guitar, charm and a smooth voice into a career as Hollywood's first singing cowboy, died Friday. He was 91.

Autry, who also built a multimillion-dollar fortune in broadcasting and was the original owner of the California Angels baseball team, died at his home in Studio City after a lengthy illness, said Karla Buhlman, vice president of Gene Autry Entertainment. Funeral services will be private.

His death came less than three months...

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