Kris Kristofferson Bio, Wiki
Kris Kristofferson is an American retired country singer, songwriter, and actor. Among his songwriting credits are “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night”, all of which were hits for other artists
Kris Kristofferson Age
Kristofferson is 86 years old as of 2022, he was born on June 22, 1936, in Brownsville, Texas, United States of America
Kris Kristofferson Height/Measurements
Kristofferson stands the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Kris Kristofferson Education
Kristofferson graduated from San Mateo High School in 1954. He then enrolled in Роmоnа Соllеgе in Southern California in the same year. At college, Kristofferson played rugby and football and he also јоіnеd а frаtеrnіtу grоuр саllеd Карра Dеltа. Нe grаduаtеd frоm соllеgе іn 1958, еаrnіng а Васhеlоr оf Аrtѕ Dеgrее.
Kris lаtеr gоt іntо Охfоrd Unіvеrѕіtу where he studied at Merton College аftеr gеttіng thе Rhоdеѕ ѕсhоlаrѕhір. Не ехсеllеd іn bохіng while at Oxford, he was awarded his Blue for boxing, thе hіghеѕt hоnоr оffеrеd іn соllеgе ѕроrt. He grаduаtеd frоm соllеgе іn 1960, еаrnіng а В.Рhіl dеgrее іn Еnglіѕh lіtеrаturе. Duе tо fаmіlу рrеѕѕurе, hе јоіnеd thе аrmу, ѕеrvіng аѕ а hеlісорtеr ріlоt. Не wаѕ ѕtаtіоnеd іn Gеrmаnу.
Kris Kristofferson Career
Kristofferson began his music career in the 1970s. His debut album for Monument was Kristofferson, which included a few new songs and many of his previous hits. Additionally, Kris released his second album Silver Tongued Devil and I in early 1971. In the same year, he released his third album titled Border Lord. He also swept the Grammy Awards that year with numerous songs nominated, winning Country Song of the Year for “Help Me Make It Through the Night”. In 1972, he released his fourth album titled Jesus Was a Capricorn. The album had slow sales but the third single, “Why Me”, was a success and significantly increased album sales. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA on November 8th, 1973.
Moreover, he also released his fifth album Spooky Lady’s Sideshow, a commercial failure in 1974. Later in 1979, Kris traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place on March 2-4, alongside Rita Coolidge, Stephen Stills, and the CBS Jazz All-Stars. His performance is captured in Ernesto Juan Castellanos’s documentary Havana Jam ’79. He and Coolidge appeared on The Muppet Show. Where he sang “Help Me Make It Through the Night” with Miss Piggy. Coolidge sang “We’re All Alone” with forest animals, and the pair sang “Song I’d Like to Sing” with the Muppet monsters.
In 1982, Kristofferson participated in The Winning Hand with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Brenda Lee. The album reached the top ten on the U.S. country album charts. In 2011, He performed a solo acoustic show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, showcasing some of his original hits made famous by other artists and newer songs. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album in 2016. Additionally, He was announced, as one of the supporting artists, alongside Bryan Ferry. For a Barbra Streisand “exclusive European concert” in London’s Hyde Park as part of Barclay’s Summertime Concert series.
Kris Kristofferson Acting
Prior to that, he was a U.S. Army was commissioned as a second lieutenant and attained the rank of captain. He became a helicopter pilot after receiving flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He also completed Ranger School. Kris was stationed in West Germany as a member of the 8th Infantry Division. Apart from that, Kris was an actor. In 1971 he began his acting career with the metafictional drama film, The Last Movie. The same year, He also acted in Cisco Pike.
He also appeared with Rita Coolidge on British TV on BBC’s “The Old Grey Whistle Test.”For the next several years, he appeared in several movies and TV series like Cisco Pike (1972), Blume in Love (1973), and The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus (1973). He also acted the Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), A Star Is Born (1976), William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (1977), Convoy (1978), Hanover Street (1979), Freedom Road (1979), and many others. In addition to that, he also appeared on NCR Rangers in the hit 2010 video game Fallout: New Vegas and Ned White of the 2005 video game Gun.
Kris Kristofferson’s Net Worth
In Kristofferson’s career as a retired country singer, songwriter, and actor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $10 Million and $160 Million.
How Much Does Kris Kristofferson Earn?
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Kris Kristofferson’s Parents and Siblings
Kristofferson is the son of Mary Ann (mother) and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Army Air Corps officer (later a U.S. Air Force major general). He was the first of three children in his family. Kristofferson’s paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden. Kris’ mother had English, Scots-Irish, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry.
His paternal grandfather was an officer in the Swedish Army. Kristofferson’s father pushed him towards a military career when he was a child. Kris took a summer job with a dredging contractor on Wake Island at 17. He referred to it as the hardest job he ever had.
Kris Kristofferson Spouse
Kristofferson is married to Lisa Kristofferson. The couple tied the knot in 1983, in an intimate ceremony in the Pepperdine University chapel. His wife Lisa was born on September 29, 1956, and she is an attorney. She studied law at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Kristofferson met law student Lisa Meyers in a Malibu gym in 1982. At that time, Kris’s personal life and music career were in shambles. He was reluctant to jump into a new relationship as he had ended his second marriage to singer Rita Coolidge. It is Kristofferson’s third marriage and Lisa’s second. The couple owns a home in Los Flores Canyon in Malibu, California, and maintains a residence in Hana on the island of Maui. He had previous marriages with Fran Beer from 1960-1969 and Rita Coolidge from 1973-1980.
Kris Kristofferson Kids
Kristofferson has eight children from three marriages: daughter Tracy born in 1962 and son Kris born in 1968 from his first marriage to Fran Beer; daughter Casey born in 1974 from his second marriage to Rita Coolidge; and Jesse carried in 1983, Jody born in 1985, Johnny born 1988, Kelly Marie born 1990, and Blake born in 1994 from his marriage to his current wife Lisa (Meyers) Kristofferson.
Kris Kristofferson Health
Kristofferson, despite his age, is still healthy touring although he has encountered a few serious medical issues in the past few decades. In 1999 he had successful bypass surgery, but from 2004 to 2015 suffered from what was finally diagnosed as Lyme Disease. Although initially it was incorrectly thought to be early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is not clear how Kris contracted Lyme Disease. But it is suspected that he caught it while filming a movie in the remote woods of Vermont in 2002.
His wife credits Kris’s successful diagnosis and recovery to getting second opinions when dealing with auto-immune and Alzheimer-type diagnoses. Currently, Kris is being treated by a specialist in California “who added antibiotic intramuscular injections to Kris’s protocol and is continuing to treat Kris,” his wife reported.
Kris Kristofferson Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 949k followers, around 888k followers on his Facebook page, and about 19k followers on his Instagram account.