Kris Kristofferson biography

Kris Kristofferson

Outlaw country, Musical Artist

1936 –

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Who is Kris Kristofferson?

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. He is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup "The Highwaymen". In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Born
Jun 22, 1936
Brownsville
Also known as
  • Kris Kristoferson
  • Kristoffer Kristofferson
  • Kristoffer Kristian Kristofferson
  • The Highwaymen
  • Kristoffer Kristofferson, BPhil
  • Kris Kristofferson, BPhil
  • Kris Carson
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Swedish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Merton College, Oxford
    English Literature
    ( - 1960)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College
    Literature
    (1954 - 1958)
  • San Mateo High School
  • University of Oxford
Employment
  • Captain, United States Army
    (1960 - 1965)
  • Helicopter Pilot, Petroleum Helicopters International, Inc
  • Sweeper, Columbia Studios
Lived in
  • Brownsville
  • San Mateo
  • Nashville
  • South Louisiana

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on July 23, 2013

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