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Public Cowboy No. 1 The Life and Times of Gene Autry (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0195372670
ISBN-13: 9780195372670
Sku: 209028812
Publish Date: 2/1/2009
Pages:  406
 
George-Warren offers the first serious biography in which Gene Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon.
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The only performer to earn 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king of American entertainment. Now, in Public Cowboy No.1, Holly George-Warren offers the first serious biography of this singular individual, in a fascinating narrative that traces Autry's climb from small-town farm boy to multimillionaire. Here for the first time Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon. George-Warren recounts stories never before told, including revelations about Autry's impoverished boyhood, his adventures as an up-and-coming singer, and the impact his unbelievable success had on his personal life. The book provides equally colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career, which included such classics as "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television. And along the way, we see how he invested shrewdly in radio, real-estate, and television, becoming the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400. Based on exclusive access to Gene Autry's personal papers, as well as interviews with more than 100 relatives, employees, colleagues, and friends, this engaging biography brings to life a major Hollywood star--a man who, more than anyone else, put Western music and style on the American cultural map.
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Author Holly George-Warren has crafted a detailed and sharply written biography about the life of country western superstar Gene Autry. George-Warren traces Autry's trajectory from a poverty-stricken farm boy to Hollywood legend. In her detailed description of his life she has created an honest, engaging portrait of a remarkable man who led a truly remarkable life.

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"Every celebrity could use a biographer like Ms. George-Warren." - Jeanine Basinger

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0406
Product attributePublisher:   Oxford University Press, USA
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