|Date of Birth||1943-03-08|
|Place of Birth||Oklahoma City, OK|
About Gayla Peevey
Former child star best known for her recording of the novelty song I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, which was recorded when she was ten years old.
Early Life of Gayla Peevey
After recording her holiday hit, she went on to graduate from San Diego State University.
A fundraising campaign raised $3,000 for her to purchase an actual hippopotamus named Matilda, which was donated by Peevey to a local zoo.
She married Cliff Henderson. The couple has a daughter named Sydney Forest.
She had one more minor hit, a cover of the Connie Francis song “Robot Man.”