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Jimmy Boyd
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1939
McComb
Pike County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 2009
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Jimmy Boyd, a singer best known for recording the Christmas novelty hit "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" in 1952 when he was 13, died Saturday, March 7, 2009 at age 70.

Boyd, who also was a child actor, died of cancer at a Santa Monica convalescent hospital.

He was born in McComb, Mississippi, on Jan. 9, 1939, to Leslie and Winnie Boyd. His father, Leslie, was a carpenter. His grandfather was known in Mississippi as Fiddler Bill and had 21 children (close friend, Eleanor Pillsbury).

In 1960, he married actress, Yvonne Craig. The marriage only lasted 2 years and at this time he was drafted into the Army and later performed in two USO shows in Vietnam.

He is survived by a son, Devon James Boyd, 28.
 
 
Note: Full obit by Valerie Nelson. valerie.nelson@latimes.com
 
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Created by: Tammy Jacovides
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
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I remember you from 'Inherit the Wind". Good job. Rest in peace sir.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Jan. 25, 2015
Rest in peace Jimmy..The last time Isaw you, we were driving all aroundHollywood in your turquoise T-Bird..Convertible, of course.......
- LeeAnne
 Added: Feb. 21, 2012
REST IN PEACE..LAST TIME I SAW JIMMY WAS 1952 WE WENT TO SCHOOL AT CHEMAWA JR HIGH SCHOOL IN ARLINGTON, CA.
- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: Apr. 3, 2010
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