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Kris Kristofferson Turns 70

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Kris Kristofferson Turns 70

Kris Kristofferson Turns 70

Kris Kristofferson Turns 70

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Singer, songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson is probably best known for his hit "Me and Bobby McGee." He turned 70 on June 22, 2006 and has just received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. This spring, he released the album This Old Road, and there's an upcoming tribute album called The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson. This interview originally aired on Sept, 7, 1999.