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Gayla Peevey


Former kid star most widely known on her behalf recording from the novelty track I’D LIKE a Hippopotamus for Xmas, which was documented when she was a decade old. After documenting her holiday strike, she continued to graduate from NORTH PARK State University or college. A fundraising marketing campaign elevated $3,000 on her behalf to purchase a genuine hippopotamus called Matilda, that was donated by Peevey to an area zoo. She wedded Cliff Henderson. The few has a child called Sydney Forest. She experienced one more small strike, a cover of the? Connie Francis? track “Automatic robot Man.”

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Full Name Gayla Peevey
Date Of Birth March 8, 1943
Place Of Birth Oklahoma City, OK
Profession Pop Singer
Education San Diego State University
Nationality American
Children Sydney Forest
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1Graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in teaching. Left teaching and went into advertising where she owned her own firm for 15 years.
2Sang "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" (Columbia, 1953) and raised $3000 in the "buy a hippo for Gayla" campaign, which resulted in the local zoo receiving a baby hippopotamus named Matilda. Gayla presented this hippo to the zoo.



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