Kristoffer Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an American
singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He wrote and recorded the
songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin'
Comin' Down", and "
Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson
composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters
such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow
country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and
Johnny Cash in
forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen, and formed a key
creative force in the
Outlaw country music movement that eschewed the
Nashville music machine in favor of independent songwriting and
producing. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame. He is also known for his starring roles in Alice Doesn't
Live Here Anymore, Heaven's Gate, and A Star Is Born, the latter of
which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
1 Early life
3.1 Military service
3.5 Later work
4 Personal life
5 Awards and nominations
9 Further reading
10 External links
Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann
(née Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson, a U.S. Army Air Corps
officer (later a
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Major General). His paternal
grandparents emigrated from Sweden, while his mother had English,
Scotts-Irish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch ancestry.
Kristofferson's paternal grandfather was an officer in the Swedish
Army. When Kristofferson was a child, his father pushed him towards a
At the age of 17, Kristofferson took a summer job with a dredging
contractor on Wake Island. He called it "the hardest job I ever
Like most "military brats", Kristofferson moved around frequently as a
youth, finally settling down in San Mateo, California, where he
San Mateo High School
San Mateo High School in 1954. An aspiring writer,
Kristofferson enrolled in
Pomona College that same year. He
experienced his first dose of fame when he appeared in Sports
Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his achievements in collegiate
rugby union, American football, and track and field. He and his
classmates revived the
Claremont Colleges Rugby Club in 1958, which
has remained a southern California rugby institution. Kristofferson
graduated in 1958 with a
Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in
literature. He was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa his junior year. In a
2004 interview with
Pomona College Magazine, Kristofferson mentioned
Frederick Sontag as an important influence in his
Kristofferson earned a
Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where
he studied at Merton College. While at Oxford, he was awarded his
Blue for boxing, played rugby for his college, and began writing
songs. At Oxford, he was also acquainted with fellow Rhodes scholar,
art critic, and poet Michael Fried. With the help of his manager,
Larry Parnes, Kristofferson recorded for
Top Rank Records
Top Rank Records under the
name Kris Carson. Parnes was working to sell Kristofferson as "a Yank
at Oxford" to the British public; Kristofferson was willing to accept
that promotional approach if it helped his singing career, which he
hoped would enable him to progress towards his goal of becoming a
novelist. This early phase of his music career was
In 1960, Kristofferson graduated with a
B.Phil degree in English
literature. The following year he married his long-time
girlfriend, Frances Mavia Beer.
Kristofferson, under pressure from his family, ultimately joined the
U.S. Army and attained the rank of Captain. He became a helicopter
pilot after receiving flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He also
completed Ranger School. During the early 1960s, he was stationed in
West Germany as a member of the 8th Infantry Division. During this
time, he resumed his music career and formed a band. In 1965, when his
tour of duty ended, Kristofferson was given an assignment to teach
English literature at West Point. Instead, he decided to leave the
Army and pursue songwriting. His family disowned him because of his
career decision and sources are unclear on whether or not they
reconciled. They saw it as a rejection of everything they
stood for, in spite of the fact that Kristofferson has said he is
proud of his time in the military, and received the American Veterans
Awards "Veteran of the Year Award" in 2003.
After leaving the Army in 1965, Kristofferson moved to Nashville. He
worked at a variety of odd jobs while struggling for success in music,
burdened with medical expenses resulting from his son's defective
esophagus. He and his wife soon divorced.
He got a job sweeping floors at Columbia Recording Studios in
Nashville. He met
June Carter there and asked her to give Johnny Cash
a tape of his. She did, but Johnny put it in a large pile with others.
Weeks later Kristofferson landed a helicopter in Cash's front yard,
gaining his full attention. [Note: In a later interview,
Kristofferson maintained Cash was not at home when he landed the
helicopter. The story about Kristofferson having a beer in one hand
and some songs in the other is a fable.] Cash decided to record
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and that year Kristofferson won
Songwriter of the Year at the Country Music Awards.
He also worked as a commercial helicopter pilot for a south Louisiana
Petroleum Helicopters International (PHI), based in
Lafayette, Louisiana. Kristofferson recalled of his days as a pilot,
"That was about the last three years before I started performing,
before people started cutting my songs. I would work a week down here
[in south Louisiana] for PHI, sitting on an oil platform and flying
helicopters. Then I'd go back to Nashville at the end of the week and
spend a week up there trying to pitch the songs, then come back down
and write songs for another week. I can remember "
Help Me Make It
Through the Night" I wrote sitting on top of an oil platform. I wrote
"Bobby McGee" down here, and a lot of them [in south Louisiana]."
Rita Coolidge at the 1972 Dripping Springs Reunion
Dave Dudley released a successful Kristofferson single, "Viet
Nam Blues." In 1967, Kristofferson signed to
Epic Records and released
a single, "Golden Idol/Killing Time," but the song was not successful.
Within the next few years, more Kristofferson originals hit the
charts, performed by
Roy Drusky ("Jody and the Kid"); Billy Walker
& the Tennessee Walkers ("From the Bottle to the Bottom"); Ray
Stevens ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down");
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis ("Once More
Faron Young ("Your Time's Comin'"); and Roger Miller
("Me and Bobby McGee", "Best of all Possible Worlds", and "Darby's
Castle"). He achieved some success as a performer himself, following
Johnny Cash's introduction of him at the Newport Folk Festival.
Kristofferson signed to
Monument Records as a recording artist. In
addition to running that label,
Fred Foster also served as manager of
Combine Music, Kristofferson's songwriting label. His debut album for
Monument in 1970 was Kristofferson, which included a few new songs, as
well as many of his previous hits. Sales were poor, although this
debut album would become a success the following year when it was
re-released under the title Me & Bobby McGee. Kristofferson's
compositions were still in high demand. Ray Price ("For the Good
Times"), Gladys Knight & The Pips ("
Help Me Make It Through The
Waylon Jennings ("The Taker"),
Bobby Bare ("Come Sundown"),
Johnny Cash ("Sunday Morning Coming Down"), and
Sammi Smith ("
Make It Through the Night") all recorded successful versions of his
songs in the early 1970s. "For the Good Times" (Ray Price) won "Song
of the Year" in 1970 from the Academy of Country Music, while "Sunday
Morning Coming Down" (Johnny Cash) won the same award from the
Academy's rival, the Country Music Association, in the same year. This
is the only time an individual received the same award from these two
organizations in the same year for different songs.
In 1971, Janis Joplin, who dated Kristofferson for some time until her
death, had a number one hit with "Me and Bobby McGee" from her
posthumous album Pearl. When released, it stayed on the number-one
spot on the charts for weeks. More hits followed from others: Ray
Price ("I'd Rather Be Sorry"); Joe Simon ("
Help Me Make It Through the
Bobby Bare ("Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"); O.C.
Help Me Make It Through the Night");
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis ("Me and
Patti Page ("I'd Rather Be Sorry"); and Peggy Little
("I've Got to Have You"). The country music performer
Kenny Rogers has
also recorded some of Kristofferson's compositions, including a
version of "Me and Bobby McGee" in 1969 with The First Edition for the
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town album.
Kristofferson released his second album, The Silver Tongued Devil and
I in 1971; including "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever
Do Again)". It was a success and established Kristofferson's career as
a recording artist in his own right. Soon after, Kristofferson made
his acting debut in
The Last Movie
The Last Movie (directed by Dennis Hopper) and
appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival. A portion of his Isle of Wight
performance is featured on the three disc compilation The First Great
Rock Festivals of the Seventies. In 1971, he acted in
Cisco Pike and
released his third album, Border Lord. The album was all-new material
and sales were sluggish. 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." Kristofferson's 1972 fourth
album, Jesus Was a Capricorn, initially 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 8, 1973. In 1972, Kristofferson appeared with
Rita Coolidge on British TV on BBC's "The Old Grey Whistle Test",
performing a physically intimate version of "
Help Me Make It Through
For the next few years, Kristofferson focused on acting. He appeared
Blume in Love
Blume in Love (directed by Paul Mazursky) and Pat Garrett and Billy
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia and Convoy (all directed
by Sam Peckinpah). In 1987, Kristofferson starred in the 7-episode TV
series Amerika with
Robert Urich and Christine Lahti. He continued
acting, in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Vigilante Force, a film
based on the Yukio Mishima novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with
the Sea, A Star Is Born (with Barbra Streisand), for which he received
a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and Flashpoint in 1984 (directed
by William Tannen). At the peak of his box-office power, Kristofferson
turned down William Friedkin's Sorcerer (1977) and the romantic war
film Hanover Street '. Despite his success with Streisand,
Kristofferson's solo musical career headed downward with his
non-charting ninth album, Shake Hands with the Devil. His next film,
the two-part 1979 NBC-TV movie Freedom Road, did not get good ratings.
In Kristofferson's next film he was cast in the lead role as the
enigmatic Sheriff James Averill in Michael Cimino's bleak and
sprawling 1980 anti-Western Heaven's Gate. Despite being a scandalous
studio-bankrupting and industry-changing failure at the time (it
permanently cost Kristofferson his Hollywood A-lister status), the
film gained critical recognition in subsequent years. In 1986, he
starred in The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James with Johnny Cash. In
1989, he was the male lead in the film Millennium with Cheryl Ladd. In
1996, he earned a supporting role as Charlie Wade, a corrupt South
Texas sheriff in John Sayles's Lone Star, a film nominated for an
Oscar for Best Screenplay. In 1998, he took a role in the film Blade,
Wesley Snipes as Blade's mentor Abraham Whistler. He
reprised the role in
Blade II (2002) and again in Blade: Trinity
(2004). In 1999, he co-starred with Mel Gibson in Payback. He was in
the 2001 version of Planet of the Apes. He has also played the title
character "Yohan" as an old man in the Norwegian film Yohan-the
Children Wanderer. He co-starred in the 2011 film
Dolphin Tale and its
Dolphin Tale 2. In 2012, Kristofferson was in Joyful
Noise with longtime friend, Dolly Parton. In 2013, Kristofferson
co-starred in The Motel Life, as well as
Angels Sing with Willie
Nelson and Lyle Lovett. In 2006 Mr. Kristofferson starred with
Geneviève Bujold in an interesting film Disappearances about whiskey
running from Quebec to the States during the Great Depression.
After his singing success in the early 1970s, Kristofferson met singer
Rita Coolidge. They married in 1973 and released an album titled Full
Moon, another success buoyed by numerous hit singles and Grammy
nominations. However, his fifth album, Spooky Lady's Sideshow,
released in 1974, was a commercial failure, setting the trend for most
of the rest of his career. Artists such as
Ronnie Milsap and Johnny
Duncan continued to record Kristofferson's material with much success,
but his distinctively rough voice and anti-pop sound kept his own
audience to a minimum. Meanwhile, more artists took his songs to the
top of the charts, including Willie Nelson, whose 1979 LP release of
Sings Kristofferson reached #5 on the U.S. Country
Music chart and certified Platinum in the U.S.
Kris Kristofferson traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate
in the historic
Havana Jam festival that took place between March
2–4, alongside Rita Coolidge, Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz
All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Billy Swan, Bonnie
Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Weather Report, and Billy Joel, plus an array
of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines, and
Orquesta Aragón. His performance is captured on Ernesto Juan
Havana Jam '79.
On November 18, 1979, Kristofferson and Coolidge appeared on The
Muppet Show, where Kristofferson 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
In 1982, Kristofferson participated (with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton,
and Brenda Lee) on The Winning Hand, a double album consisting of
remastered and updated performances of recordings the four artists had
made for the Monument label during the mid-1960s; the album reached
the top-ten on the U.S. country album charts. He married again, to
Lisa Meyers, and concentrated on films for a time, appearing in The
Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck, Flashpoint, and Songwriter, the last of
which also starred Willie Nelson. Kristofferson was nominated for an
Academy Award for Best Original Song Score.
Music from Songwriter (an
album of duets between Nelson and Kristofferson) was a massive country
Nelson and Kristofferson continued their partnership, and added Waylon
Johnny Cash to form the supergroup The Highwaymen. Their
first album, Highwayman, was a huge success, and the supergroup
continued working together for a time. The single from the album, also
entitled "Highwayman, and especially written for them by tunesmith
Jimmy Webb," was awarded the ACM's single of the year in 1985. In
1985, Kristofferson starred in Trouble in Mind and released
Repossessed, a politically aware album that was a country success,
particularly "They Killed Him" (also performed by Bob Dylan), a
tribute to his heroes, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus, and
Mahatma Gandhi. Kristofferson also appeared in Amerika at about the
same time, a miniseries that attempted to depict life in America under
Kristofferson at the 2006
South by Southwest
South by Southwest Festival
In spite of the success of
Highwayman 2 in 1990, Kristofferson's solo
recording career slipped significantly in the early 1990s, though he
continued to record successfully with the Highwaymen. Lone Star (1996
film by John Sayles) reinvigorated Kristofferson's acting career, and
he soon appeared in Blade,
Blade II, Blade: Trinity, A Soldier's
Daughter Never Cries, Fire Down Below, Tim Burton's remake of Planet
of the Apes, Chelsea Walls, Payback, The Jacket, and Fast Food Nation.
Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame inducted Kristofferson in 1985, as had
Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier, in 1977. 1999 saw the
release of The Austin Sessions, an album on which Kristofferson
reworked some of his favorite songs with the help of befriended
artists such as Mark Knopfler, Steve Earle, and Jackson Browne. In
Broken Freedom Song
Broken Freedom Song was released, a live album recorded in San
In 2003, he received the "Spirit of Americana" free speech award from
The Americana Music Association. In 2004, he was inducted into the
Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, he received the Johnny Mercer
Award from the
Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame and released his first album
full of new material in 11 years; This Old Road. On April 21, 2007,
Kristofferson won CMT's
Johnny Cash Visionary Award. Rosanne Cash,
Cash's daughter, presented the honor during the April 16 awards show
in Nashville. Previous recipients include Cash, Hank Williams, Jr.,
Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, and the Dixie Chicks. "John was my hero
before he was my friend, and anything with his name on it is really an
honor in my eyes," Kristofferson said during a phone interview. "I was
thinking back to when I first met him, and if I ever thought that I'd
be getting an award with his name on it, it would have carried me
through a lot of hard times."
In July 2007, Kristofferson was featured on CMT's "Studio 330
Sessions" where he played many of his hits.
On June 13, 2008, Kristofferson performed an acoustic in the round set
Patty Griffin and
Randy Owen (Alabama) for a special taping of a
PBS songwriters series to be aired in December. Each performer played
5 songs. Kristofferson's set included "The Best of All Possible
Worlds", "Darby's Castle", "Casey's Last Ride", "Me and Bobby McGee",
and "Here Comes that Rainbow Again". Taping was done in Nashville.
Kristofferson released a new album of original songs entitled Closer
to the Bone on September 29, 2009. It is produced by
Don Was on the
New West label. Prior to the release, Kristofferson remarked: "I like
the intimacy of the new album. It has a general mood of reflecting on
where we all are at this time of life."
On November 10, 2009, Kristofferson was honored as a BMI Icon at the
57th annual BMI Country Awards. Throughout his career, Kristofferson's
songwriting has garnered 48 BMI Country and Pop Awards. He later
remarked, "The great thing about being a songwriter is you can hear
your baby interpreted by so many people that have creative talents
vocally that I don't have." Kristofferson had always denied having
a good voice, and has said that as he's aged, what quality it might
once have had commenced to decay.
Kristofferson speaking at the 2014 PEN New England Song Lyrics Award
ceremony held in Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and
In December 2009, it was announced that Kristofferson would be
portraying Joe in the upcoming album Ghost Brothers of Darkland
County, a collaboration between rock singer
John Mellencamp and
novelist Stephen King.
On May 11, 2010,
Light in the Attic Records
Light in the Attic Records released demos that were
recorded during Kristofferson's janitorial stint at Columbia. Please
Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos is the first
time these recordings have been released and includes material that
would later be featured on other Kristofferson recordings and on the
recordings of other prominent artists, such as the original recording
of "Me and Bobby McGee".
On June 4, 2011, Kristofferson performed a solo acoustic show at the
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, showcasing both some of his original
hits made famous by other artists, and newer songs.
In early 2013, Kristofferson released a new album of original songs
called Feeling Mortal. A live album titled An Evening With Kris
Kristofferson was released in September 2014.
Kris Kristofferson voiced the character Chief Hanlon of the NCR
Rangers in the hit 2010 video game Fallout: New Vegas.
In an interview for Las Vegas Magazine Q&A by Matt Kelemen on 23
October 2015, he revealed that a new album, The Cedar Creek Sessions,
recorded in Austin, would include some old and some new songs. In
December 2016, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best
As of December 2017, Kristofferson has been married to Lisa
Kristofferson for 36 years. They own a home in Los Flores Canyon in
Malibu, California  and maintain a residence in Hana on the island
Kristofferson, while healthy for a man his age and still touring, has
encountered a few serious medical issues in the past few decades. He
had successful bypass surgery in 1999, but from 2004 to 2015 suffered
from what was finally diagnosed as Lyme Disease, although it was
initially and incorrectly thought to be early onset Alzheimer's
disease. It is unclear how Kristofferson contracted Lyme Disease, but
it is suspected that he caught it while filming a movie in the remote
woods of Vermont in 2002. Kris’s wife credits Kristofferson's
successful diagnosis and recovery to getting second opinions when
dealing with auto-immune and Alzheimer-type diagnoses. Kristofferson
is currently 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.
Kristofferson has eight children from three marriages. Daughter Tracy
(b. 1962) and son Kris (b. 1968) from his first marriage to Fran Beer.
Daughter Casey (b. 1974) from his second marriage, to Rita Coolidge.
Jesse (b. 1983), Jody (b. 1985), Johnny (b. 1988), Kelly Marie (b.
1990), and Blake (b. 1994) to his current wife Lisa (Meyers)
Kristofferson has said that he would like the first three lines of
Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire" on his tombstone:
Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
Awards and nominations
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
A Star Is Born
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Academy Award for Original Music Score
Kris Kristofferson discography
Kris Kristofferson filmography
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Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos
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James Franco (2017)
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BNF: cb138961712 (data)