Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Brock Peters to Jonathan Prince
Elvis Presley Biography (1935-1977)
Full name, Elvis Aron Presley; born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, MS; died of heart failure (some sources say drug overdose or give other causes of death),August 16, 1977, in Memphis, TN; son of Vernon (a singer) and Gladys (a singer) Presley; married Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, May 1, 1967 (divorced, 1973); children: Lisa Marie.
- Birth Details
- January 8, 1935
- Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
- Death Details
- August 16, 1977
- Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- (Film debut) Clint, Love Me Tender, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1956.
- Deke Rivers, Loving You, Paramount, 1957.
- Vince Everett, Jailhouse Rock, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1957.
- Danny Fisher, King Creole, Paramount, 1958.
- Pacer Burton, Flaming Star, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1960.
- Tulsa McCauley, G.I. Blues, Paramount, 1960.
- Chad Gates, Blue Hawaii (also known as Hawaii Beach Boy), Paramount, 1961.
- Glenn Taylor, Wild in the Country, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961.
- Toby Kwimper, Follow That Dream (also known as Pioneer, Go Home), UnitedArtists (UA), 1962.
- Ross Carpenter, Girls! Girls! Girls! (also known as Gumbo Ya-Ya), Paramount, 1962.
- Walter Gulick, Kid Galahad, UA, 1962.
- Mike Windgren, Fun in Acapulco, Paramount, 1963.
- Mike Edwards, It Happened at the World's Fair (also known as Take Me to the Fair), MGM, 1963.
- Josh Morgan/Jodie Tatum, Kissin' Cousins, MGM, 1964.
- Charlie Rogers, Roustabout, Paramount, 1964.
- Lucky Jackson, Viva Las Vegas (also known as Meet Me in Las Vegas), MGM,1964.
- Rusty Wells, Girl Happy, MGM, 1965.
- Johnny Tyronne, Harum Scarum (also known as Harem Holiday), MGM, 1965.
- Lonnie Beale, Tickle Me, Allied Artists, 1965.
- Johnny, Frankie and Johnny, UA, 1966.
- Rick Richards, Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Paramount, 1966.
- Mike McCoy, Spinout (also known as California Holiday), MGM, 1966.
- Scott Heyward, Clambake, UA, 1967.
- Guy Lambert, Double Trouble, MGM, 1967.
- Ted Jackson, Easy Come, Easy Go, Paramount, 1967.
- Greg, Live a Little, Love a Little, MGM, 1968.
- Steve Grayson, Speedway, MGM, 1968.
- Joe Lightcloud, Stay Away, Joe, MGM, 1968.
- Dr. John Carpenter, Change of Habit, Universal, 1969.
- Jess Wade, Charro!, National General, 1969.
- Walter Hale, The Trouble with Girls (also known as The Chautauqua), MGM,1969.
- Also appeared in Elvis That's the Way It Is, 1970, and Elvis on Tour, 1972.
Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Host, Stage Show, CBS, 1956.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- The Frank Sinatra Timex Show, ABC, 1960.
- Host, Elvis, NBC, 1968.
- Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, NBC, 1973.
- Elvis in Concert, CBS, 1977.
- Made television debut on Ed Sullivan.
- Recordings include Moody Blues, 1978; The Complete Million Dollar SessionDecember 4, 1956, 1988; Elvis--The Great Performances, two volumes, 1990; The Million Dollar Quartet, 1990; The Last Temptation of Elvis, 1991; Hits LikeNever Before, 1991; Elvis: The King of Rock 'n' Roll, 1992; Elvis from Nashville to Memphis, 1993; Amazing Grace: His Greatest Sacred Performances, 1994;The Sun Records Collection, 1994; and Heart and Soul, 1995.
- Recorded numerous single records, including "How Great Thou Art," 1967, "He Touched Me," 1972, "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak Hotel," "Love Me Tender," and"Blue Suede Shoes."
- Esquire, March, 1995, p. 92.
- New York Times, August 17, 1977.
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