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Publicity photo of Gayla Peevey in 1953
|Birth name||Gayla Rienette Peevey|
|Born||March 8, 1943|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Labels||Columbia, Joy Records (New York)|
Gayla Rienette Peevey (born March 8, 1943) is an American former singer and child star. She is best known for her humorous song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". Peevey recorded it under her maiden name in 1953 at age 10.
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- "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". I Want a Hippopotamus. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2018.