Kris Kristofferson is a famous American personality. He is known as a very popular actor of the industry. Besides, he is also renowned for his singing and song writing skills. He also takes great interest in instrumental music.

Personal life

Kris Kristofferson was born in the year 1936 on June 22. He has spent a major part of his life in Brownsville, Texas with his family during his early childhood. Kris had a mixed ancestry of Swiss-German, English, German, Dutch and Scots-Irish. As his father was a military officer, his family expected him to pursue the similar career but he took no interest in it. Kris has always taken a lot of interest towards music from his early days but his family never allowed him. After completing his graduation, Kris started doing some part time jobs to collect his fees amount for music classes as he never told his parents about it.

Being a student of one of the best schools at San Mateo, California, he was given the chance to pursue as a writer at the Pomona College. Besides literature, Kris showed interest towards rugby and football while in college. He has earned fame and honours from his incredible role play in the field. In the year 1958, Kris achieved his bachelor's of arts degree with a major in literature.


Though Kris had to join the U. S. Army because of his family pressure, he was never happy with it. He achieved the rank of Captain with his own ability at the U. S. Army. However, by the year 1965 he developed the courage to leave the military career and pursue his career as a musician. He formed a band and along with that also began his career as a songwriter.

During the initial years of his career, he had to face a lot of hurdles. There was no livelihood opportunity for him and his family which resulted in the divorce with his wife and health detoriation of his son. In the year 1966, Kris got his first break as a singer and recorded the single "Viet Nam Blues” approached by Dave Dudley. He got his first recording contract from the Monument Records because of his huge hit.

Kris climbed the ladder of success when the album of his own name Kristofferson was released. The album consisted of a number of hits which became the favourite of the mass. Kris has also earned fame through his film career. He has appeared in a number of films which include Flashpoint, Hanover Street, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Blume in Love and very more.

Last Modified: 23 Jun, 2018

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