Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson Biography

Singer, songwriter and actor, born 22 June 1936 in Brownsville, Texas.



Both a respected recording artist and songwriter - among his best known compositions are "Me And Bobby McGee" (1969), "For The Good Times" (1970) and "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (1970) - he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.



Kristofferson is also well known for his left-wing views, making him something of a misfit in the American country scene.



Kristofferson was married to Rita Coolidge from 1973 until 1980. He's been married to Lisa Meyers since 1983 and they have five children.



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