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Gene Austin

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Gene Austin

American singer and songwriter, one of the first [GUI]crooners[GUI] add

Category: Music

Born in 1900.

Countries: United States (40%), California (20%), Nevada (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: California, Nevada, Skip James

Linked to: Democratic Party, Republican Party, The Ink Spots, CBS

 

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Gene Austin was born in 1900 add something


1919

On returning to the United States in 1919, Austin settled in Baltimore, Maryland, where he intended to study dentistry add something


1920

His 1920s compositions "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street" and "The Lonesome Road" became pop and jazz standards add something


1924

Gene Austin married his first wife, Kathryn Arnold, a dancer, in 1924 and divorced her in 1929 add something


1926

His 1926 "Bye Bye Blackbird" was in the year's top twenty records add something


1927

In the hope of duplicating the success, this was quickly followed by "Ramona", an L. Wolfe Gilbert-Mabel Wayne song created for the 1927 romantic adventure film "Ramona" with Dolores Del Rio add something

 

Skip James - For example, "I'm So Glad" was derived from a 1927 song by Art Sizemore and George A. Little entitled "So Tired", which had been recorded in 1928 by both Gene Austin and Lonnie Johnson


1933

Austin married his second wife, Agnes Antelline, in 1933, and their daughter Charlotte was born that same year add something


1940

Austin married actress Doris Sherrell in 1940, and divorced her in 1946 add something


1949

He married wife number four, LouCeil Hudson, a singer, in 1949, and the marriage lasted until 1966 add something


1950

Austin had retired to Palm Springs, California, in the late 1950s and had been active in civic boards there until 1970 add something


1956

In 1956, CBS made a television drama about Austin's life add something


1962

In 1962, Austin campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor of Nevada add something


1967

Austin married Gigi Theodorea in 1967; this was his fifth and final marriage add something


1970

Country music singer Tommy Overstreet, who had his biggest hits in the 1970s, is Austin's third cousin add something


Gene Austin died in 1972 add something


2005

In 2005, Gene Austin's 1926 Victor recording, Victor 20044, of "Bye Bye Blackbird", was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, a recording which has long been considered a definitive rendition of that song add something