Gayla Peevey Jamie Horton
Gayla Rienette Peevey (birthed March 8, 1943) is a former singer and child star from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her family membersrelocated to Ponca City, Oklahoma, in 1948. She is best known for her recording, under her maiden name Gayla Peevey, of “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas“ (Columbia4-40106, 1953). Peevey recorded the novelty song when she was ten years old.
Publicity photo of Gayla Peevey in 1953
Gayla Rienette Peevey
March 8, 1943 ( age