6 Famous Americans Who Have Studied Abroad
Kris Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter and actor who chose to study abroad as well. He was the creator of numerous hits, such as “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For the Good Times”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” for which he wrote the lyrics. Kristofferson also starred in several movies, such as Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973), Blume in Love (1973), Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), A Star Is Born (1976), to name a few.
So, even though his parents had relatives who emigrated or were born in various European countries and his family had to move around frequently because his father had a military career, Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, but later moved to San Mateo, California. As in the case of Bill Clinton, Kristofferson earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied at Merton College. He played rugby and boxing there and met art critic and poet Michael Fried. He graduated with a master’s degree in English Literature.
Vincent Price was an American actor well-known for starring mostly in horror movies and having one of the most iconic voices in American cinema. Price has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for motion pictures as well as his role in television. He was a member of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, intending to study for a master’s degree in fine arts, but he changed his mind and opted for theater. However, Price’s acting career began in London in 1935.