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John Denver worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Denver worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Butterflies Are Free" with Goldie Hawn (1972), "Evening at Pops" (PBS, 1969-2002), "Oh, God!" (1977), "Sunshine" (CBS, 1973-74), "The Bob Hope Show (09/26/73)" (NBC, 1973-74) and "The Gospel Road" (1973). Denver was nominated for an Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Primetime Emmy Award for "John Denver: Rocky Mountain Christmas" in 1976 as well as for an Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance By a Primetime Emmy Award for "Doris Day Today" in 1975. In the eighties, Denver devoted his time to various credits, such as "The 10th Anniversary Johnny Cash Christmas Special" (CBS, 1985-86), "Water" (1986) starring Michael Caine, "Fire and Ice" with John Eaves (1987) and "Roger & Me" (1989). Denver last provided music for "The Odd Angry Shot." Denver was married to Annie Martell and had three children. John Denver passed away in October 1997 at the age of 54.
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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 a 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 the ABC TV special "John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together"
Toured the Soviet Union as the first American performance artist
Appeared in the 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
Filmed his last screen role in the direct-to-video release "Walking Thunder" (released 1997)