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Jimmy Boyd

Born: 9-Jan-1939
Birthplace: McComb, MS
Died: 7-Mar-2009
Location of death: Santa Monica, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer, Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Military service: US Army

Best remembered for his 1952 Christmas hit, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." He sang it when he was 12, but later had a long career as an actor, meeting and promptly marrying Yvonne Craig when they both appeared in High Time with Bing Crosby in 1960. Boyd played Dick York's high school biology student in Inherit the Wind, and had short stints on the 1950s sitcom Date with the Angels with Betty White and the 1960s sitcom Broadside with Dick Sargent and Sheila Kuehl, before settling in for a long stint on The Electric Company in the 1970s.

Father: Leslie Boyd (carpenter)
Mother: Winnie
Brother: Kenneth
Wife: Yvonne Craig (actress, m. 1960, div. 1962)
Son: Devon James Boyd

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

    TELEVISION
    Bachelor Father Howard Meechim (1958-62)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Brainstorm (30-Sep-1983)
    Mean Dog Blues (14-Jul-1978)
    Contract on Cherry Street (19-Nov-1977)
    That's the Way of the World (Jun-1975)
    Norwood (25-Nov-1970) · Jeeter
    The Two Little Bears (1-Nov-1961)
    High Time (16-Sep-1960)
    Inherit the Wind (Jun-1960) · Howard
    Platinum High School (13-May-1960)
    The Second Greatest Sex (Oct-1955)


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