John Denver (I) (1943–1997)

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His birth occurred on Friday, December 31st, 1943, as the son of an Air Force officer, Denver was constantly moved from state to state and country to country. It was in Tucson, Arizona, that his grandmother gave him his first acoustic guitar, a gift that would prove an icebreaker when meeting other students at the many new schools in which he was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Armageddon Soundtrack
Oh, God! Jerry Landers
The John Denver Show Self - Host


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 1988 Higher Ground (TV Movie) (music consultant)
 1978 Alaska, the American Child (Documentary) (songs by)
 1975 Olivia Newton-John: Follow Me (Music Video short) (music and lyrics by)
 1975 Sunshine (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Rangers (TV Movie) (lyricist: theme music)
 1974 Sierra (TV Series) (lyricist - 10 episodes)
- The Fawn (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Time Off (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Trek (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Tails, You Lose (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- Holiday (1974) ... (lyricist: theme music)
 1973 Sunshine (TV Movie) (original songs: words and music)
 1971 Eagle and the Hawk (TV Special documentary) (music arranger) / (music performer)
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Other Works:

(album) Best of John Denver Live See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Boise and Johnson Denver


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Cassandra Delaney  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »


Henry J. Deutschendorf II (aunt or uncle)

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Personal Quote:

[testifying before the Senate in 1985] What most concerns me aside from potential legislation which might be enacted, which we've heard today is not going to be the case, is that the whole presentation made by the PMRC comes from, in my experience, a foundation of fear. The only thing we have to fear as President [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] said, is fear itself. I'm not afraid of anything. I'm ... See more »


John Denver and William Katt were to star in the film "The Higher Ground" produced and directed by Bruce Reisman. It was inspired by Denver's song of the same title and was scheduled to film in San Jose, California, in February 1993, delayed to fall 1993. The project was never completed. See more »


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