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|Also Known As:||Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.||Died:||October 12, 1997|
|Born:||December 31, 1943||Cause of Death:||plane crash|
|Birth Place:||Roswell, New Mexico, USA||Profession:||singer, actor, songwriter, pilot|
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Walking Thunder (1997)
Higher Ground (1988) Jim Clayton
Fire and Ice (1987) Narration
Foxfire (1987) Dillard Nations
Leftovers, The (1986) Max Sinclair
Christmas Gift, The (1986) George Billings
Oh, God! (1977) Jerry Landers
Newsweek American Achievement Awards, The (1995) Performer
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Moved to Los Angeles, CA
Career began after winning the spot as the replacement lead singer for the Chad Mitchell Trio
Signed recording deal as a solo artist
Moved to Aspen, CO
Father taught him to fly
Co-founded a non-profit enviromental education and research center, the Windstar Foundation
Feature debut in George Burn's comedy "Oh God"
Hosted the Grammy Awards telecast
Starred in ABC TV special "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together"
Toured the Soviet Union as the first American performance artist
Appeared in CBS tv movie "Foxfire" with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn
Walked away uninjured in an April plane accident in northern Arizona
First artist from the West to do a multi-city tour in China
Failed roadside sobriety test in mid-August while driving home from a restaurant in Aspen CO; charged with driving while intoxicated; released to the custody of a friend
Arrested on a second drunken-driving charge; trial ended in a hung jury; second trial was to take place in 1998
First artist from the West to perform multi-city tours in Vietnam
Founded Plant It 2000
Filmed last screen role in the direct-to-video release "Walking Thunder" (released 1997)
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Ann Martell. Psychotherapist. First wife, married 1967; inspiration for "Annie's Song".
Cassandra Denver. Singer, actor. Married c. 1988; separated October 1991; John Denver filed for divorce December 1991.
Henry John Deutschendorf Sr. US Air Force pilot. Deceased 1982.
Erma Deutschendorf. Survived him.
Ron Deutschendorf. Survived him.
Zachary Denver. Adopted; survived him.
AnnaKate Denver. Adopted; survived him.
Jesse Belle Denver. Born c. 1989; mother Cassandra Delaney.
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"Take Me Home"
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