Jimmy Buffett

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James William Buffett
  • Birth Place: Pascagoula, MS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/25/1946, Capricorn
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; guitarist; author
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Jimmy Buffett Fast Facts:
  • Father worked as a naval architect in the Gulf of Mexico region and himself was the son of a sailor.
  • Was assistant Southern editor of Billboard magazine.
  • Founded Save the Manatee Club in 1981 and Singing for Change charitable foundation in 1995.
  • Has been a member of the Greenpeace Foundation (honorary director) and the Cousteau Society.
  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a distant cousin.
  • Collaborated in 1995 with Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk, known for epic novels like The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, to create a musical adaptation of Don't Stop the Carnival.
  • In 1996, Jamaican police mistook Buffett's sea plane for that of a drug smuggler and shot at the craft, which also carried U2's Bono.
  • Served as a correspondent for Rolling Stone magazine in 1998, covering Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba.
  • That same year, his autobiography, A Pirate Looks at 50, made him one of a handful of authors to reach the top of the New York Times' best-selling books list for both fiction and non-fiction; he joined the likes of Hemingway and Steinbeck.
  • Was involved in a temporary naming-rights deal for the former Dolphins Stadium in Miami in 2009.
  • In 2010, performed a free concert---which also featured such acts as Jesse Winchester and Kenny Chesney---in response to an oil disaster that devastated the Gulf Coast.
  • In 2011, was hospitalized with a head injury after falling from a stage while performing in Australia.
  • Jimmy Buffett Relationships:
  • Lucy Ann - Sister
  • Sarah Delaney Buffett - Daughter
  • James Delaney Buffett Jr. - Father
  • Mary Loraine Buffett - Mother
  • Loraine Marie - Sister
  • Cameron Marley Buffett - Son
  • Jane Slagsvol - Wife
  • Savannah Jane Buffett - Daughter
  • Margie Washichek - Ex-wife
  • Jimmy Buffett Awards:
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Wide Open Country Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Auburn University, Auburn, AL; attended Pearl River Community College, Hattiesburg, MS; University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS (BS in History, 1969)

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