Kris Kristofferson Biography
Kris Kristofferson an American singer-songwriter and actor, a native of Brownsville. He has released 18 studio albums, 3 live albums, 5 compilation albums, 6 collaboration albums.
Heas well featured in several films and TV series that has seen him honored with the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in the category of Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for A Star is Born in 1976
Kris Kristofferson Age
Kristofferson was born on 22 June, 1936, in Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
Kris Kristofferson Education
Kris enrolled and later graduated from San Mateo High School in 1954. He later joined Pomona College. In 1958 he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in literature. He later got a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied at Merton College where he graduated with a B.Phil. degree in English literature.
Kris Kristofferson Career
Kris served the army and left in 1965 and moved to Nashville. He had a variety of odd jobs while struggling for success in music while burdened with medical expenses resulting from his son’s defective esophagus. He later got a job sweeping floors at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville.
He later met June Carter there and asked her to give Johnny Cash a tape of his. She did, though Cash put it on a large pile with others. He as well worked as a commercial helicopter pilot for south Louisiana firm Petroleum Helicopters International (PHI), based in Lafayette, Louisiana.
He flashbacks his days as a pilot, “That was about the last three years before I started performing before people started cutting my songs. I would work a week down here [in south Louisiana] for PHI, sitting on an oil platform and flying helicopters. Then I’d go back to Nashville at the end of the week and spend a week up there trying to pitch the songs, then come back down and write songs for another week. I can remember ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ I wrote sitting on top of an oil platform. I wrote ‘Bobby McGee’ down here, and a lot of them [in south Louisiana].”
He later got a job a helicopter in Cash’s front yard, gaining his full attention. A story about him having a beer in one hand and some songs in the other after arrival was reputed but has been disproven, with Kristofferson saying, “It was still kind of an invasion of privacy that I wouldn’t recommend. To be honest, I don’t think he was there… John had a pretty creative memory.” But upon hearing “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” Cash agreed to record it, and that year Kristofferson won Songwriter of the Year at the Country Music Awards.
Back in 1966, Dave Dudley released a successful his single, “Viet Nam Blues.” In 1967, he signed to Epic Records and released a single, “Golden Idol/Killing Time,” theouh the song was not successful. After some years his originals hit the charts, performed by Roy Drusky (“Jody and the Kid”); Billy Walker & the Tennessee Walkers (“From the Bottle to the Bottom”); Ray Stevens (“Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”); Jerry Lee Lewis (“Once More with Feeling”); Faron Young (“Your Time’s Comin’”); and Roger Miller (“Me and Bobby McGee”, “Best of all Possible Worlds”, and “Darby’s Castle”).
He earned some success as a performer himself, asfter Johnny Cash’s introduction of him at the Newport Folk Festival.Back in 1972,he featured with Rita Coolidge on British TV on BBC’s The Old Grey Whistle Test, performing a physically intimate version of “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. In 1972 Al Green released his version of “For the Good Times” on the album I’m Still in Love with You.
Kris Kristofferson Net Worth
Kris has an estimated net worth of $160 million. He has earned his fortune from his career as a singer and actor.
Kris Kristofferson Height and Weight
Kris stands tall at a height of 5feet 10inches, he also has a body weight of 90 kilograms
Kris Kristofferson Family
He was born to Mary Ann and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Army Air Corps officer and later a U.S. Air Force major general. His paternal grandfather serbed as an officer in the Swedish Army. While he was young his father pushed him towards a military career.
Kris Kristofferson Wife
Kris married Frances “Fran” Mavia Beer. The duo were blessed with a daughter named Tracy who was born in 1962 and a son Kris who was born in 1968 but they later divorced. He later married his second wife Rita Coolidge and they shares a daughter named Casey. He there after married Lisa Kristofferson and they share four children together, Jesse, Jody, Johnny, Kelly Marie, and Blake.
Kris Kristofferson Children
Kris has eight children from his diffrent marriages. His daughter Tracy born in 1962, son Kris born in 1968, Casey born in 1974, Jesse born in 1983, Jody born in 1985, Johnny born in 1988, Kelly Marie born in 1990, and Blake born in 1994.
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