Jimmy Boyd
American actor and singer
Jimmy Boyd
Jimmy Boyd was an American singer, musician, and actor. He was best known for his recording of the novelty song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".
Biography
Jimmy Boyd's personal information overview.
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Wiggins-Obit - Helena Daily World
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Honorary Pallbearers will be Lindell Smith, Laymon Piercy, Tony Brown, Bob Clements, George Webster, Jack Buchanan, Kenny James, Dr. P. Reddy Tukivakala, Jimmy Boyd and Buddy Wheeler. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be sent to Twin
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Blue green algae persists at area lakes - kjrh.com
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But Jimmy Boyd is keeping an eye on his kids, making sure they're safe in the lake. "We try to swim in the deepest parts, where it's clear. We can see our feet in the water. I mean we swim in deep areas," Boyd said. The blue green algae found in
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Decision 2011: Who is the state's top quarterback? - Tulsa World
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Jimmy Boyd, BleacherReport.com The case against: Jones is just a product of the system. In less than two full seasons he already holds school records for attempts and completions, but has thrown 10 more interceptions, 24 fewer touchdowns and for 500
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2011 Louisville Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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... have the Cards challenging for a league title as soon as 2012. College football lines makers have listed Louisville at 10/1 to win the Big East Conference. Crush your sports book this season with the help of Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks!
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2011 Syracuse Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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... the Orange should be in the running for another eight-win campaign. College football lines makers have listed Syracuse at 18/1 to win the Big East. Crush your sports book this season with the help of Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks!
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2011 Washington State Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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... to find its way out of the Pac-12 North basement. College football lines makers have listed Washington State at 100/1 to win the Pac-12 Conference title. Crush your sports book this season with the help of Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks!
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Green Hope athletic director Bissette resigns - News & Observer
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Middle Creek's Jimmy Boyd hit .769, posted a pitching save and a pitching shutout. Legion baseball: Cary and North Chatham are playing a best-of-three series to determine the American Legion baseball Area I, West title. Cary won the first game in the
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2011 Independents Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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Prediction – 6-6 regular season. Army is grouped among the field at 20/1 to win the BCS championship. Put your trust in Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks for a highly profitable college football betting season
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Draggers celebrate 30th anniversary with 'new' CD - Franklin News Post
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The title of the CD marks the 30th anniversary of the group, founded by Jimmy Boyd, who lives on Dry Hill Road just west of Ferrum. Boyd occasionally still joins the band during performances. Three current members of the Dry Hill Draggers are
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The Fold Brings Out The Dry Hill Draggers July 23rd - Cybergrass
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From Franklin County, Virginia, the group included Jimmy Boyd on banjo and his brother, Billy. Although several of the founding members are now gone, the group has continued in the mountain tradition of a multi-generational, traditional,
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2011 Nebraska Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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College football lines makers have listed Nebraska at +2500 to win the BCS championship. Be sure to check out the rest of my 2011 Big Ten predictions. Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks will make this your most profitable college football
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2011 Florida Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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College football lines makers have listed Florida at +1200 to win the BCS title. Be sure to check out the rest of my 2011 SEC predictions. Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks will help you beat the odds from the first game of the season through
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2011 Auburn Football Predictions - Locksmith Sports Picks
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College football lines makes have listed Auburn at +10000 to win the BCS title. Check out how I see the rest of the SEC shaking out in my 2011 SEC predictions. Jimmy Boyd's expert college football picks will help you enjoy a profitable college football
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MOTORSPORTS: Allard claims third Dirt Cup title - Bellingham Herald
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He joins previous three-time champions Jimmy Boyd, Tim Green and Brent Kaeding and six-time winner Jimmy Sills as the only drivers to win at least three times in the showcase race at Skagit Speedway. The driver from Chino, Calif., then celebrated by
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Boyd
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 70
    Jimmy Boyd died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 70.
    More Details Hide Details For his contributions to the recording industry, Boyd has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 45
    He and Anne Forrey Boyd had a son together, but divorced in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details He remained single for the rest of his life. When asked, "What's the most exciting thing that ever happened to you?" his reply was, "The birth of my son."
  • 1980
    Age 41
    Boyd married a second time in 1980.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 28
    In February 1967 he also joined in Nancy Sinatra's USO trip to entertain American troops in South Vietnam.
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  • 1965
    Age 26
    Boyd went to the Republic of Vietnam in 1965 with his own show for the USO.
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  • 1962
    Age 23
    Separation proved unfortunate to his marriage, which ended in divorce in 1962.
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  • 1960
    Age 21
    In 1960, Boyd married actress Yvonne Craig (TV's Batgirl).
    More Details Hide Details After a year of marriage, Boyd was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Texas.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1953
    Age 14
    Boyd recorded several more hit records: teaming up with Frankie Laine in the spring of 1953 on "Tell Me a Story" (written by Terry Gilkyson), which reached #4, and "The Little Boy And The Old Man" (#24), and with Rosemary Clooney that summer on "Dennis the Menace," which reached #25.
    More Details Hide Details Boyd said that although he liked the songs that became hits for him, especially the duets with Frankie Laine, Rosemary Clooney, and Gayla Peevey, he never wanted to sing many of the novelty songs that Mitch Miller, the head of Artists and Repertoire of Columbia Records, gave him. As the head of A&R at Columbia, Mitch Miller was in charge of all the recording artists there, including Frank Sinatra. When Mitch Miller signed him to Columbia, Boyd's new roots were in country music. Boyd's first hit at Columbia under Miller, "God's Little Candles", was in the country field. At the time, 250,000 records was the mark of a country hit, but "God's Little Candles" nearly reached the million mark. Years later, Kris Kristofferson introduced himself to Boyd and told him he had borrowed the music from the bridge of "God's Little Candles" to write one of his songs. Boyd was a fan of Kristofferson and was so overwhelmed that when he had introduced himself, he forgot to ask Kristofferson which song he used it in. Despite this success, Miller moved Boyd into the pop music genre since country music was an isolated field at the time and very small in the overall record-buying fan base.
    Between February 1953 and November 1954, Boyd made five appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
    More Details Hide Details In that era, an appearance on Ed Sullivan's program (or even being introduced in the audience as was often the case of film stars and athletes), was considered by the entertainment industry and the public alike to be the pinnacle of success. In one of Boyd's five appearances, he replaced the scheduled popular singer of the time, Gisele MacKenzie. Boyd was in New York on his way to Montreal for a concert. After the show, Boyd was informed that MacKenzie had been bumped. He was so upset at the turn of events that he personally asked Sullivan to re-book MacKenzie (MacKenzie ultimately appeared twice on the show). In the same year and the years that followed Boyd made multiple appearances on Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, The Doris Day Show, The Bing Crosby Show, The Bob Hope Show, the syndicated The Patti Page Show (1955), Dave Garroway, The Merv Griffin Show, The Tonight Show, Shindig, American Bandstand and other programs throughout the United States and Canada.
  • 1952
    Age 13
    Boyd recorded the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" for Columbia Records in 1952, when he was 13 years old.
    More Details Hide Details It became a hit, selling over two and a half million records in its first week's release and Boyd's name became known internationally. Boyd was presented with two gold records. Boyd's record went to number one on the charts again the following year at Christmas, and continues to sell as a Christmas song. Collective disc sales by 1966 amounted to over 11 million copies. Boyd owned horses, so Columbia presented him with a silver mounted saddle. Inscribed in the silver plate on the back of the saddle were the words, "Presented by Columbia Records to Jimmy Boyd commemorating his 3,000,000 record of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'". When first released, Boyd's record was banned in Boston by the Roman Catholic Church on the grounds it mixed sex with Christmas. Boyd made worldwide news when he went to Boston and met with the leaders of the Church to explain the song. The following Christmas the ban was lifted.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Age 0
    Born on January 9, 1939.
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