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Born: June 22, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brownsville, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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NOTES

He won first and third place in the 1958 Atlantic Monthly Collegiate Short Story Contest.

Received honorary doctorate from Pomona College (his alma mater) in 1974

Kristofferson was inducted the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

He received Grammy nominations for Best Song in 1971 for both "Help Me Make It Through the Night" and "Me and Bobby McGee". He also received Grammy nominations for Best Country Song in 1971 ("For the Good Times") and in 1973 ("Why Me?").

"I ... once turned down a film because I didn't feel that I physically matched the guy. That was the Woody Guthrie story, 'Bound for Glory.' And I regretted it." --Kris Kristofferson in New York Post, February 8, 1995.

"Going to Maui was the best move I ever made. It's such a slower pace of life. I can see why people wonder if I don't get bored. With five kids, it's kind of hard to." --Kris Kristofferson in New York Post, February 8, 1995.

"To me it's satisfying to express things that you feel and have other people say 'Right, that's exactly how I feel, too,' or 'Yeah, I never thought of that." --Kris Kristofferson.

On the making of "A Star is Born": "It was like Ranger school. But she [Barbra Streisand] tried to make a good movie. And she let me be sympathetic. If you remember the earlier version, he wasn't very sympathetic. Barbra gave me room to act." --Kristofferson in Parade Magazine, July 10, 1994.

"I've always felt like an overachiever. Back when football was important to me in college, I made first string because I had the desire. I always knew I wasn't good enough to be out there, but I was. I think I've gone through a lot of my performing the same way, knowing I didn't really deserve to be on the same stage with Willie [Nelson], Waylon [Jennings] and Johnny [Cash], but I was there. And at least once in every film, I'm convinced that I'm uniquely unequipped to do the job, that I should never do another one. But I get over it." --Kris Kristofferson to Interview, September 1998.

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