Gene Austin (Eugene Lucas)
BiographyGainesville, Texas, USA
Gene Austin was a singer, songwriter ("When My Sugar Walks Down the Street") and author, educated at Baltimore University. He served in the US Army in 1916 with the Mexican Punitive Expedition, then in World War I. He sang in theaters, vaudeville, radio, television and films, and made many recordings. He joined ASCAP in 1925 and his chief musical collaborators include Jimmy McHugh, Roy Bergere and Nathaniel Shilkret. Read more... Love Her", "Take Your Shoes Off, Baby".