Jimmy Boyd

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Birthday
9, 1939
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Mar 7, 2009 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1939
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Mar 7, 2009 (70)

About

Singer and actor who released the Christmas classic "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952.

Before Fame

He started learning harmonica at age four, soon performing at local barn dances.

Trivia

His novelty song hit #1 on the Billboard charts, staying there for two weeks straights, and sold over two million records within ten weeks.

Family Life

He was born into a farming family in McComb, Mississippi; they moved to California during the Great Depression.

Associated With

He sang his hit song for talk shows hosted by Ed Sullivan, Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Bob Hope, and just about everyone else on television.