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    • Gene was once the owner of the Los Angeles Angels.

    • Gene started singing in his grandfather's church choir at the young age of 5.

    • Gene was once offered a minor-league contract with the St.Louis Cardinals.

    • Gene Autry is the only person to ever be award all five stars on the Hollywood Walk of fame. Recipient can be honored for: motion Pictures, television, radio, recording, and/or live theatre.

    • Apart from stunt doubles, there were no fewer than seven equine actors portraying Gene Autry's beloved Champion, the Wonder Horse, and four of them were not official but rather were employed for their specific talents (everything from being amenable to personal appearances to hula-dancing and jumping through rings of fire). The three who officially appeared in Autry's works were The Original Champion, Champion Jr. and Television Champion. All the Champions were sorrel, some lighter or darker than others, and all had a thick or thin version of the famous Champion white blaze from forehoead to nose. As one unit, "Champion" received his own fan mail, sometimes thousands of letters per month!

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