KATHIE LEE GIFFORD

TV PERSONALITY/SINGER

Kathie Lee is a Navy Junior. She is the daughter of a US Naval Officer.  She was born: Kathie Lee Epstein, in Paris, France.

She is best known as the co-host of  “Live with Regis and Kathie.

Source: U.S.A. Today/U.S. Weekender/Feb. 3, 1996

 

KATHLEEN TURNER (1954-    ) 

ACTRESS

Kathleen Turner’s father was an American diplomat.  She was a member of the Class of 1972 at the American School of London. Known primarily for her roles in movies, she has also appeared on television.

Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for an Oscar.

KATRINA LESKANISCH

LEAD SINGER KATRINA & THE WAVES

Grammy Nominee Katrina Leskanich attended Stuttgart AHS prior to graduating from Lakenheath High School where she graduated in 1978.


KEN KASHIWAHARA

ABC TV NEWS REPORTER

Ken Kashiwahara is an Overseas School Alumnus. He attended Kubasaki High through the 8th Grade, then moved to Chevy Chase, MD, where he graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.


KENDALL BAKER

PRESIDENT OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY

Kendall Baker is an Overseas School Alumnus.  He attended Munich  American High School.

Baker is currently the President of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

KENT CONRAD (1948- )

SENATOR (D-North Dakota)

NOTES: Kent Conrad is an Overseas Brat. He attended Wheelus American High School at Wheelus AFB in Libya as a civilian student for several years as a member of the WAHS Class of 1966.

Senator Conrad’s official website is: http://conrad.senate.gov/

KEVIN MAWAE (1971- )

NFL Player & Coach

Kevin Mawae’s father, Sgt. 1st Class David Mawae, spent 23 years in the U.S. Army, serving 2 tours in Vietnam, 1 tour in Korea, and 2 tours in Germany. Kevin was born in Georgia and spent his childhood in Fort Riley, Kansas, and Hanau, Germany, before moving back to the U.S. to live near Leesville, Louisiana.

It was in Hanau that Kevin began playing football and was later an all-state football selection from Leesville High School where he attended. After college, Kevin went on to play for the NFL for sixteen seasons. He played for the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, and spent most of his NFL years with the New York Jets. Kevin Mawae has served as an assistant offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears and now is a member of the Arizona State University coaching staff. In 2019, was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

KHALID ROBINSON (1998-)

Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998) is an American singer and songwriter. He signed with Right Hand Music Group and RCA Records. His debut single, “Location“, was released in July 2016 and peaked at number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Since then he has achieved several top 10 hits, a number one album and five Grammy He spent his childhood in various locations including Fort Campbell in KentuckyFort Drum in Watertown, New York, and six years in Heidelberg, Germany because of his mother Linda Wolfe’s, and his father’s, career in the military. During his junior year of high school, the family moved to El Paso, Texas and attended Americas High School.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

SINGER, SONGWRITER, ACTOR

Kris Kristofferson is an Air Force Brat.  His father was an USAF Major General.  This was recently confirmed by the Air Force History Support Office Library: Vicky Crone, Librarian, Air Force History Support Office.  Library vicky.crone@pentagon.af.mil

He  graduated in 1954 from San Mateo HS in San Mateo, California.  It is unknown if he attended any schools overseas.

He has often mentioned being a military brat and it is mentioned on the liner notes of one of his albums that  he was: “born into a military family in Brownsville, Texas, in 1936.”

The following quote from Kristofferson is from an interview published in the Sept. 1991 issue of the magazine “The Progressive”, pp.35-38: “….I grew up in a military background. One grandfather was a colonel in the Army, had his eye put out with a spear in the Philippine insurrection. The other one, before he came to this country, was in the Swedish army. My father was major-general in the Air Force, served in WWII and Korea. The military was for me and my brother, you know, just a fact of life.  When I graduated I got my commission in the Army but got deferred to go over to Oxford [as a Rhodes   scholar]. Afterwards, I was a helicopter pilot in Germany….In 1965 I volunteered  for Vietnam–and was turned down. They told me I was going to be assigned to  West Point to teach English. I decided to get out and go to Nashville instead….”

Kris Kristofferson, a Hall of Fame singer-songwriter, actor, and political activist, was born in 1936 in Brownsville, Tex., just over the border from Matamoros, Mexico. He spoke  Spanish before English, and much of his music still carries the sentiments of the bordertowns. The son of an Air Force officer, Kristofferson spent his youth moving around the  country wherever his father was assigned, finally finishing high school in San Mateo, California.

This life-in-motion style has never left him. He has clocked well over a million miles on his tour bus since 1970, when his  songs, “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through  The Night,” “For The Good Times,” “Loving Her Was  Easier,” and “Why Me,” to name a few, made him sought performer. Kristofferson has toured several months a year for the last 20 years, most recently as one of The Highwaymen with longtime friends Willie Nelson, Johnny  Cash, and Waylon Jennings.

Kristofferson was a creative literature major at  Pomona College and received a Rhodes Scholarship in 1958. At  Oxford University, he studied William Blake, but Never abandoned his lifelong admiration of the down-home poet of country music, Hank Williams.

After a stint as an Army pilot, he declined a teaching post at West Point and moved to Nashville to pursue a writing career and a foothold in the country music scene. He worked various odd jobs, including janitor at Columbia Studios, bartender, and helicopter pilot ferrying workers and executives back and forth to the Gulf oil rigs.

Stardom arrived in 1970, when he received the Songwriter of the Year Award and his now-classic song “Sunday Morning Coming Down” won Country Music Song of the Year. He has since been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of  Fame and his songs have been recorded by hundreds of major artists.

Kristofferson simultaneously launched an acting career, starring in his first major motion picture in 1971. His film credits include “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “A Star is Born,” in which he co-starred with Barbara Streisand, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed independent 1996 film “Lone Star.” He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a declining rock superstar in “A Star is Born.”

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