Susan Streit Wiki – Susan Streit Biography
Susan Streit is the wife of Jerry Jeff Walker. Streit worked in politics, in particular for Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson. Wilson later became the subject of the book and movie, Charlie Wilson’s War.
Streit spoke about her career in politics in an interview at Stephen F. Austin University. In the interview, Streit said that she graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1970. Streit said that she went on to become her husband’s manager in 1984.
Streit told The San Antonio Express-News in a 2018 interview that she met Walker while hosting a party at her home in Austin. Streit said that Walker repeatedly turned off her records, including The Rollings Stones’ “Let it Bleed.” Walker replaced the songs with country records. Walker told Streit that he received the records from his label and he needed to know how they sounded on different turntables. Walker said there were sparks “but not the good ones,” Susan answered, to much laughter. “I was trying to shoo him away, ‘Leave my stuff alone.’”
Susan Streit Age
Susan Streit’s age is unknown. However, her husband Jerry Jeff Walker was 78 years old. He was born on March 16, 1942, in Oneonta, New York, United States. He died on October 23, 2020.
Susan Streit & Jerry Jeff Walker
Walker married Susan Streit in 1974 in Travis County, Texas. They had two children: a son, Django Walker, who is also a musician, and a daughter Jessie Jane. Walker has a retreat on Ambergris Caye in Belize, where he recorded his Cowboy Boots and Bathing Suits album in 1998.
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Walker had an annual birthday celebration in Austin at the Paramount Theatre and at Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas. This party became an enormous event in Texas and brought some of the biggest names in country music out for a night of picking and swapping stories under the Austin skyline. Jimmy Buffett attended the 2004 birthday bash.
Jerry Jeff Walker Death
Jerry Jeff Walker aka The Gypsy Songman is the songwriter behind the classic song “Mr. Bojangles” who died on October 23 at the age of 78. Walker is survived by his wife and manager, Susan, and children, Jesse Jane and Django. Walker’s cause of death has not been made public. In 2017, Walker battled throat cancer.
In 2018, Walker told the Austin Chronicle that in the previous year, he got “a real bad sore throat and the rest is history.” The Chronicle report noted that as soon his treatment was done, Walker was eager to begin performing again.
Cause of Death
Walker’s cause of death has not been made public. In 2017, Walker battled throat cancer.
Walker’s net worth is unknown.