Celebrity AUTRY'S LAST TRAIL By People Staff Published on May 5, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Gene Autry’s legacy as America’s original singing cowboy extends beyond the dusty trails, and the late star, who died at age 90 last Oct. 2, may get a highway interchange in Burbank CA named after him. Just a few offramps east of Bob Hope Drive and 110 miles from the Gene Autry Trail desert thoroughfare, the Gene Autry Memorial Interchange would unite Interstate 5 and Highway 134. The location is a short gallop from the Gene Autry Museum. The idea was announced by California state Sen. Adam Schiff, who said he plans to introduce a resolution to name the interchange after Autry. “Gene Autry was a pioneering star in the early days of music, radio, film, television and rodeo performances. I am proud to posthumously honor such an inspiring role model,” said Schiff.