BRING THE TROOPS HOME
'IN THE NEWS' KRIS KRISTOFFERSON. <--- CLICK TO PLAY
Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas on June 22, 1936. He spoke Spanish before English . His father was an Air Force Major-General. Kristofferson spent his youth moving around the country wherever his father was assigned. Some of his songs include, "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through The Night," "For The Good Times," "Loving Her Was Easier, "and "Why Me," to name a few. Kris has toured several months a year for the last twenty years with his band and most recently as a part of The Highwaymen with his longtime friends Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.
Kris Kristofferson graduated from Pomona College in California where he majored in Creative Literature and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. After a stint as an Army pilot, he declined a teaching post at West Point and moved to Nashville to pursue a writing career and a foothold in the country music scene. Within a few years success arrived when his now classic song "Sunday Morning Coming Down." He has been named to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and has had his songs recorded by hundreds of major artists.
Kris Kristofferson's acting career lifted off with his musical success. He started with his first film in 1971, and followed this success with several hits. Certainly a landmark in his film career was starring in "A Star Is Born" with Barbara Streisand, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Kris Kristofferson once said, "It's where the stuff you feel in your heart is expressed, it's the closest thing to your soul," he says of his music. "To me it's satisfying to express things that you feel and have other people say 'Right, that's exactly how I feel, too.' "
And no he ain't dead yet. I thought it be nice to put up a bio on somebody I always liked to hear before they die. I also did not know he had other prestigious talents and honors.