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Hoyt Axton Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 March 1938Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Date of Death 26 October 1999Helena, Montana, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameHoyt Wayne Axton

Mini Bio (1)

Hoyt Axton was born on March 25, 1938 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA as Hoyt Wayne Axton. He was an actor, known for Gremlins (1984), Forrest Gump (1994) and Tropic Thunder (2008). He was married to Deborah Hawkins, Donna "Bambi" Roberts, Kathryn Roberts and Mary Sanino. He died on October 26, 1999 in Helena, Montana, USA.

Spouse (4)

Deborah Hawkins (28 August 1997 - 26 October 1999) (his death)
Donna "Bambi" Roberts (4 October 1980 - 1990) (divorced) (1 child)
Kathryn Roberts (5 July 1966 - 1973) (divorced) (3 children)
Mary Sanino (16 October 1960 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (12)

Father of Mark Axton.
Mother is Mae Boren Axton, who wrote Elvis Presley's hit song "Heartbreak Hotel".
Wrote "Joy To The World" and "Never Been To Spain" for Three Dog Night.
Formed his own record label, Jerimiah Records, in 1978.
Best known country hits included "When the Morning Comes" and "Boney Fingers" (1974) and "Della and the Dealer" (1979).
Country and folk singer.
In November of 2007, the Oklahoma born-and-raised singer/songwriter was inducted posthumously, along with his mother, to the Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Never quite recovered from a stroke suffered in 1995.
Axton spent a significant amount of time struggling with alcohol and cocaine addiction and several of his songs, including "The Pusher," "Snowblind Friend," and "No-No Song," chronicled his drug problems.
In the early 1960s he released his first folk album titled "The Balladeer," which was recorded at the legendary Troubadour. The album included his song "Greenback Dollar", a 1963 hit for The Kingston Trio.
He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Princeton (LPH-5), before pursuing a music career. After his discharge, he began singing folk songs in San Francisco nightclubs.
Went to Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL and graduated in 1956.

Personal Quotes (1)

Contemplating mankind's purpose turns people like me into pseudo-philosophers. I feel that life is simply a matter of one foot in front of the other and down the road we go. If we're lucky we get to enjoy a little dance or song now and then--I've been singing my song to life since I was born. I've learned that love and the blues seem to be partners.

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