Happy Belated Birthday to Gene Autry! Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907. He joined the cast of the WLS National Barn Dance in 1931. He was billed as Oklahoma's Yodeling Cowboy, and was famous for his song "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine." Autry soon caught the attention of Hollywood, and went on to become a Saturday matinee idol, making nearly 100 movies, and selling millions of records, He’s the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.