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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.

Alex Gordon

Alex Gordon, longtime associate and friend of Gene Autry, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2003. He was 80 years old.

Avid movie buff, film producer, preservationist, film historian, Alex was associated with Gene Autry for over 50 years. During that time he served in the capacity of British fan club president, advance and publicity man, Vice President Flying A Pictures and Director of Licensing for the Gene Autry Music Group, not to mention our walking, talking Gene Autry encyclopedia.

Alex was respected in the entertainment community. To learn more about this remarkable gentleman, explore the various features in this area of the website:

Gene Autry and Alex Gordon at the 1948 Gene Autry Fan Convention in New York.

Donations in remembrance of Alex Gordon can be made to:

Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
(323) 667-2000

American Cancer Society
(800) ACS-2345

Please have acknowledgements sent to:

Ruth Gordon
c/o The Gene Autry Office
4383 Colfax Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Thanksgiving dinner, Gene Autry sits fifth from the left,
Alex Gordon sits fourth from the right.

Read Alex's Memories, a nostalgic article that he wrote after Gene's passing for the fan club newsletter. Alex's actual typewriter pictured below.

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