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Fun Autry Fact:

When he was a young man, Gene received an offer from a professional baseball team to become a player. Gene turned down the offer because it would have meant a fifty-dollar-a-month pay cut from his telegrapher's job.

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Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Updated January 3, 2017

   Gene Autry and Rudolph

"You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen..." but do you know the story behind the most famous reindeer of all? Back in 2009, Gene Autry Entertainment celebrated the 60th Anniversary of Gene Autry's classic Christmas recording Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and created this special Rudolph section. You'll find information on songwriter Johnny Marks, song lyrics, Gene Autry singing Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and more.

Song Information
Updated January 3, 2017

Read how Gene Autry first recorded Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You'll also find the song's publisher information, lyrics and a list of who else has recorded this classic Christmas song. Read

Songwriter Johnny Marks
Updated November 15, 2016

Many folks mistakenly think that Gene Autry wrote Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – he did not. The song was written by talented songwriter Johnny Marks and you’ll learn more about the man who is known as "Mr. Christmas of the music world" in this section. Read

Audio Clips from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Updated November 15, 2016

Gene performed the song Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer on his popular CBS Radio program Melody Ranch for the first time on October 8, 1949. We're pleased to share the restored version for you to hear. Listen

Audio Clip

Gene Autry Christmas CDs, LPs and Sheet Music
Updated November 15, 2016

Gene Autry's recording of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is available on several CDs. Read

Rudolph, Wisconsin
Updated November 15, 2016

Did you know there is a Rudolph, Wisconsin? Find out about this charming town and their special Rudolph cancellation stamp here.

Welcome to Rudolph

For more on Gene Autry and Christmas, visit Gene's Cowboy Christmas section here.

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