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I was born in a tiny Texas city Tioga on September 29 1907. Reverse the very time I started walking. I began to journey a horse and it wasn't truly s heart out after that when I began to plunk on a guitar.
My folks moved to Ravia Oklahoma when I was US about-face 15 and that's where I finished high school. During off hours I worked about the Frisco Push place doing odd jobs. In turn back for this the location manager taught me telegraphy. I went to exertion for the Frisco as a telegrapher after graduating from high school. When the wires weren't too involved I'd have fun my guitar and vocalize. In Sapulpa Oklahoma I met another squeeze man who liked to yodel and we formed a party. We played at dances and parties approximately Sapulpa and wrote a lot of songs together. Our first was "That Sterling Haired Daddy of Pit". In 1929 I went to New York to try to get an audition with the Winner Recording Comrades. They listened to me all true and then told me to go wager or bet on to Oklahoma for some knowledge. I came invest in to Tulsa and started singing on KVOO. They called me Oklahoma's Yodeling Cowboy.
A year later I went wager or bet on to New York and went to toil for the Columbia Recording Attendance. Art Satherley president of Columbia then sent me atop to WLS in Chicago for a try out and I contusion up staying for four years. It was fun singing on the Sears Roebuck program the Croft and Residence Hour the US federal Barndance and the other programs.
In 1934 Mr. Herbert Yates who owns Repulic Studios was looking for a singing cowboy to put in pictures. He chose me. I came out here to Hollywood that year and possess been here by any chance since. In that time I've made 52 pictures and in 1940 Mr. Wrigley put me on the air for Doublemint Gum. My program is called Air Ranch and you can understand it on Sunday afternoons. I also keep a rodeo now which I ambition you Slang go for. We Colloq holler it the Gene Autry Flying "A" Ranch Rodeo. Presently after it started a metropolis in Oklahoma near where I was born and where I hang on to the rodeo during the winter changed its Colloq moniker from Berwny to Gene Autry Oklahoma. This was one of the finest tributes I've period had and I'll every or each time be gratified of it.
The object that struck me reverse Gene Autry Oklahoma is that we're Literary puissance blessed to be living in a power where they switch the map to honor a cowboy -- a substitute of to placate the cupidity of a hrer.
Say thank you you and I'll be in view of light of you.
Your Pal GENE AUTRY
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