Yes, I am a little bit late, but I wanted to wish my singing cowboy a happy would-be birthday today. I've noticed that among the classic movie blogs I follow Greer Garson (who also has a birthday today) has been getting a lot of attention; so I decided I ought to show Gene some love - not to mention that, as of now, I like him better than Mrs. Garson (not to say I don't like Greer Garson though, I really did like her in "Random Harvest").
Gene Autry and his [awesome] horse, Champion.
He may not be the best singer (although I could listen to him for a long time); he may not be the best-looking person (you have to consider the fact that there are other persons out there like David Manners and Gary Cooper, for example); he may not be the best actor (although he wasn't a complete failure in any sense); and, yes, most of his movies have a similar plot (bad guy, good guy, cute girl, horses, guns, and a good-beats-evil finish); but I still love Gene Autry.
Thanks to Netflix (who apparently think it's their duty to put on display his whole body of work) I've seen many of his movies - I don't care what anyone says, they're are fun to watch! Watch one, you'll see what I mean - pure, corny, American entertainment. :)
How cute is this picture? <3
Before I go, 2 facts you didn't know about Gene Autry (that I thought were interesting and worth repeating):
1. He's the only person to have 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, though (one in each category: radio, television, movies, stage, and music).
2. During World War II, when he left Republic Pictures to join the U.S. Army, he was the only officer allowed to wear cowboy boots with his uniform.
Anyway, Happy Birthday to my singing cowboy!!! <3
Until Later On~