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Kris Kristofferson

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor
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Net worth 2018: $160 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 22 June 1936
Sigh: Cancer
Height: 1.79 m
Education: Merton College, Oxford (1960), Pomona College (1954–1958), University of Oxford, San Mateo High School

Kris Kristofferson was bornon 22 June 1936 in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., American, is Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor. Kris Kristofferson gave up a promising career in the military, because he wanted to be a song writer. He is best known for penning such classics as ‘Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down’, ‘Once More with Feeling’, ‘For the Good Times’, ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ and ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. He recorded his début album, ‘Kristofferson’, but it flopped commercially. His second album, ‘The Silver Tongued Devil and I’, fared very well. The song, ‘Why Me’, from his fourth album ‘Jesus Was a Capricorn’ was an incredible hit. He began to focus on films debuting in ‘The Last Movie’, and then starring in the cult movie, ‘Cisco Pike’. His most successful films were ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid’, ‘Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore’, ‘Vigilante Force’, ‘Convoy’, the Blade series and Dolphin. Though critics were not too happy with ‘A Star is Born’, the musical film gave him a Golden Globe. The soundtrack for the movie he performed along with Barbara Streisand sold 15 million copies. He went on to record many more albums with his then wife, Rita Coolidge, and collaborated successfully with country singer Willie Nelson and their band ‘The Highwaymen’.


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He is also starred in the film’s sequel, ‘Dolphin Tale 2’ in 2014


In 2009, he released the album, ‘Closer to the Bone’


Between 2001 and 2008, he acted in ‘Planet of the Apes’, ‘Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story’, ‘The Wendell Baker Story’ and ‘Beer for My Horses’ and released his music album, ‘This Old Road’


He co-starred with Wesley Snipes in the1998 Vampire-action film, ‘Blade’


In 1989, he joined Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to form the super group ‘The Highwaymen’


Together with Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Brenda Lee, he released the double album, ‘The Winning Hand’, in 1982, which peaked at No


In 1978, he again starred in a Peckinpah film, ‘Convoy’


He portrayed a super star in the 1976 musical film, ‘A Star Is Born’


In the Martin Scorsese comedy film of 1974, ‘Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore’, he starred opposite Academy Award winning actress, Ellen Burstyn


He starred with James Coburn and Bob Dylan in the 1973 Sam Peckinpah film, ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid


In 1971, he made his acting debut in Dennis Hopper’s ‘The Last Movie’, but got a starring role in the Bill Norton’s cult movie ‘Cisco Pike’


‘Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down’, penned by Kris Kristofferson was a hit for Ray Stevens, but Johnny Cash’s version of the song in 1970, topped the U


He succeeded as a songwriter with ‘Viet Nam Blues’ for singer, Dave Dudley, which made the Top 20 in 1966


In 1965, assigned to West Point military academy as an English instructor, he decided to resign from the Army to take up songwriting seriously


Kristofferson joined the army and was posted in West Germany during the early 1960s


He grew up mostly in Brownsville, Texas, but graduated from San Mateo High School, California in 1954


Kristoffer Kristofferson was born on June 22, 1936 to Lars Henry Kristofferson, an Air Force Major General who retired from the military and joined the Saudi Arabian company Aramco, and Mary Ann

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