Who was Kristoff Kristian Kristofferson? Written by: Kayla Marie Cruse
Who is Kristofferson? Kristoff is better known as Kris. Mother: Mary Ann Ashbrook. Father: Lars Henry Kristofferson. He was born June 22 nd 1936 in Brownsville Texas.
Childhood Years Kris is the oldest of three children. He was expected to be a good role model. Kris’ father always pushed him to join the army. Sister: Karen Kirschenbauer Brother: Kraigher Kristofferson
Army Career In 1960 Kris joined the Air Force just as his father had done. He earned the rank of captain. A couple years later he became a helicopter pilot. Three years later he quit to continue to pursue his songwriter dream. In 2002 he was awarded Veteran of the Year by the American Veterans Award Team. GO KRIS!
Education Kris is very smart He went to Pomona College He was given a Rhodes Scholarship to study literature at Oxford University
Marriage Kris has married three different women Frances Beir (Feb. 11 th 1961 -June 26 th 1973) Divorce) Rita Coolidge (Aug. 17 th 1973 - June 26 th 1980) Divorce) Lisa Meyers (Feb. 19 th 1983 - Presently Married)
Children Kris with Kelly Marie Name Mother Birth Year Tracy Frances Beir 1968 Kris Frances Beir 1968 Casey (Female) Rita Coolidge 1974 Jesse Turner Lisa Meyers 1984 Jody Ray Lisa Meyers 1985 Johnny Lisa Meyers 1988 Kelly Marie Lisa Meyers 1991 Blake Lisa Meyers 1994
Why is he famous? Songwriter Singer Actor
Why is he famous? He wrote his first song when he was 11, it was called I Hate Your Ugly Face. His songwriting career didn’t take off until 1966 when Dave Dudley recorded Vietnam Blues. He has been in quite a few movies. His most famous movie is A Star is Born. Also he can play the harmonica very well.
List of songs he has written Why Me (Lord) Me and Bobby Mc. Gee Help Me Make it Through the Night Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down The Silver Tongued Devil and I Who’s to Bless and Who’s to Blame Pilgrim Chapter 33 For the Good Times Please Don’t Tell Me (How the Story Ends) Lovin’ Her was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) Casey’s Last Ride Jody and the Kid Jesus was a Capricorn Come Sundown That’ s just a few ! Vietnam Blues If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
Fun Facts He is 77. He was great at rugby, boxing, and football. But serious injuries made him quit. He was part of the highway men with his buddies Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. He is 5’ 11” He landed a helicopter in Johnny Cash’s front yard to make him record one of his songs.