About Gayla Peevey
Gayla Peevey is a retired singer and child star.
Gayla Peevey completed her education at San Diego State University. She has sung a novelty song at the age of 10.
Gayla Peevey completed recording for many songs under Jamie Horton at Joy Records, New York City. She has sung a Connie Francis cover, 'Robot Man', and had a minor hit. Her singles under her name include 'My Little Marine/Missin', 'Where's My Love/Heartbreakin' Doll', 'Just Say So/There Goes My Love', and many more. After she recorded her holiday hit, she went to complete her education.
Gayla Peevey has a daughter named Sydney Forest with her husband, Clifford Henderson. Gayla Peevey left her job as a teacher. After retirement, she operates and manages her venture, a jingle advertisement company, and sings in church.
Gayla Peevey Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Gayla Peevey's net worth?
Gayla Peevey has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as 2022.
How much does Gayla Peevey earn per year?
Gayla Peevey is a singer and child star. However, her annual income is not confirmed. Her yearly salary adds to her net worth.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Gayla Peevey?
Gayla Peevey's height and other physical attributes are not confirmed.
How old is Gayla Peevey?
At present, Gayla Peevey is 79 years old as of 2022.
Childhood And Education
On March 8, 1943, Gayla Peevey was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. Her full family name is Gayla Rienette Peevey.
She completed her school at Columbus Elementary School, California. She completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Education Degree from San Diego State University.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Gayla Peevey's partner?
Gayla Peevey married Clifford Henderson. The couple has a daughter, Sydney Forest. The couple is also the grandparents of three.
Career And Professional Highlights
Gayla Peevey started her career as a child. Her recording 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas' became popular. She recorded her first novelty song when she was 10. She has sung a Connie Francis cover, 'Robot Man', under Jamie Horton's name and had a minor hit.
The song 'I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas' became so popular that the Oklahoma City Zoo hosted a fundraising campaign to buy a Hippopotamus for Gayla. The fund was raised around $3000, equivalent to more than $30,000 today. A baby hippopotamus with the name Matilda was given to Gayla. In 1953, Gayla donated Matilda to the Oklahoma City Zoo. At 45, Matilda was transferred to the Walt Disney World's Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida, and she suffered a heart attack and died.
Best Known For…
Gayla Peevey is best known as a singer and child star. Through Columbia Records, her singles include 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas/Are My Ears On Straight', 'Wish I Wuz A Whisker', 'Kitty In the Basket', 'Upsy Down Town/A Dog Named Joe', 'Angel In the Christmas Play/Got A Cold In The Node For Christmas', 'Daddy's Report Card/The Night I Ran Away', '77 Santas/Rubberlegs', 'I Want You To Be My Guy/Too Young To Have A Broken Heart' and 'That's What I Learned In School/Do It Again'.
Gayla Peevey donated a Hippopotamus to the local zoo of Oklahoma city, which was purchased and given to her by the local zoo itself.
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