Kris Kristofferson

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Kris Kristofferson
Full NameKristoffer Kristofferson


The illustrious Kris Kristofferson was born into a distinguished lineage, his father being a United States Air Force general of Swedish descent. Following a successful college career, Kris was accepted into the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain and honed his skills as a helicopter pilot. Ever ambitious, he resigned his commission to pursue his passion in songwriting. It was while working as a commercial helicopter pilot that he landed a helicopter in Johnny Cash's front yard, awarding him the attention of the legendary musician and leading to the successful career that we know today.

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  • Golden Globe1977
    A Star Is BornBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


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