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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry  (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, musician, rodeo performer and business tycoon who gained fame as a singing cowboy in a crooning style on radio, in movies, and on television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s. Autry was the owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997.

From 1934 to 1953, Autry appeared in 93 films, and between 1950 and 1956 hosted The Gene Autry Show television series. During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true—and profoundly touched the lives of millions of Americans.  Autry was also one of the most important pioneering figures in the history of country music, considered the second major influential artist of the genre's development after Jimmie Rodgers.  His singing cowboy movies were the first vehicle to carry country music to a national audience.  In addition to his signature song, "Back in the Saddle Again", and his hit At Mail Call Today, Autry is still remembered for his Christmas holiday songs, most especially his biggest hit "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" as well as "Frosty the Snowman", "Here Comes Santa Claus", and "Up on the House Top".
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Gene Autry - Sioux City Sue


"Sioux City Sue" is a 1945 song and a 1946 movie. Lyricist Ray Freedman and composer Dick Thomas wrote the song. Thomas recorded the song in February 1945 for National Records  and it was a number one Country charts hit for him.  The song was Thomas' first chart entry on the Juke Box Folk Records chart and was also his most successful release: "Sioux City Sue" spent four weeks at number one on the Country charts during a stay of twenty-three weeks.  The Dick Thomas version also reached Billboard's Best-selling Record charts attaining the No. 16 position.

Gene Autry sang this title song in the movie with the Cass County Boys, the first film he made after leaving military service at the end of World War II.

The most successful recording was by Bing Crosby who recorded the song on December 27, 1945[6] and this reached the No. 3 position in Billboard's Best-selling Record charts during a 16-week stay.  His version also topped the Australian charts. The song was included in the album Bing: A Musical Autobiography in 1954.

Tony Pastor also had a chart version in 1946 with his recording on the Cosmo label  which briefly reached the No. 10 spot.
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