Academy award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie was born at the Piapot (Cree) Reserve in Saskatchewan, and raised in Maine and Massachusetts. She has a degree in Oriental Philosophy, a teacher's degree and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts, all from the University of Massachusetts. She became famous in the early 1960s for both love songs and protest songs. Her song "Until It's Time for You to Go" was recorded by Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Sonny and Cher, and over 200 other artists worldwide.
Her composition "Universal Soldier" became the anthem of the anti-Vietnam war peace movement. Buffy was a cast member of Sesame Street for five and a half years. She won an Academy Award for Best Song ‘Up Where We Belong’ from the film ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, which was performed by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. Buffy Sainte-Marie is still writing, recording and performing today. “Medicine Songs” is Buffy’s latest album. A New Authorized Biography by Andrea Warner is out now.
Albums from 1964 onwards
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