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Gayla Peevey
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Vocalist
    (1943- )
    Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Sang 'I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas' (1953)
    Her only hit is a Christmas novelty song.
    Why would anyone want a hippo for Christmas anyway?
    She recorded duets with fellow child star/Xmas novelty singer Jimmy 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' Boyd.
    As a teen, she tried to continue her recording career under the name Jamie Horton without success.
    At least she and Boyd did not merge their Christmas hits to create 'I Saw Mommy Kissing a Hippopotamus for Christmas.'
    The Oklahoma City Zoo capitalized on the success of her song by holding a 'buy a hippo for Gayla' fundraiser to get a hippo for the zoo.
    After leaving show biz, she became a teacher and owned her own ad agency.

Credit: C. Fishel


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