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Autry to get own statue at the Angels' stadium

Gene Autry, the singing cowboy who brought major league baseball to Anaheim, is getting a bronze statue in his honor at his California Angels' stadium.

The likeness of Autry depicts him wearing a bolo tie and cowboy boots and carrying a Stetson - as a businessman after he retired from making movies three decades ago.Autry, 90, who strummed and sang cowboy melodies in dozens of movies including "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds" and "Back in the Saddle," brought the Angels in 1966 to the then-new stadium, where the newly remodeled ballpark will be opened Friday.

The statue was commissioned by the Walt Disney Co., which owns a managing interest in Autry's ballclub and leases the stadium.