Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Age
42 (passed away Aug. 16th, 1977)
Birthday
Jan. 8th, 1935
Born in
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Height
6' 0

Elvis Presley's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bandstand (AU) TV Show
Bandstand (AU)
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Bettie Page Reveals All
2012 - Not Fade Away
2011 - Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
2008 - Religulous
2008 - Cadillac Records
2004 - Mayor of the Sunset Strip
2003 - Hey DJ
2002 - Standing in the Shadows of Motown
2001 - Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies
1999 - Summer of Sam
1999 - Life
1994 - Forrest Gump
1989 - Heavy Petting
1972 - Elvis on Tour
1970 - Elvis: That's the Way It Is
1969 - Change of Habit
1969 - The Trouble with Girls
1968 - Live a Little, Love a Little
1968 - Speedway
1967 - Double Trouble
1967 - Clambake
1967 - Clambake
1966 - Paradise, Hawaiian Style
1966 - Frankie and Johnny
1966 - Spinout
1965 - Tickle Me
1965 - Harum Scarum
1965 - Girl Happy
1964 - Kissin' Cousins
1964 - Roustabout
1964 - Viva Las Vegas
1964 - Kissin' Cousins
1963 - It Happened at the World's Fair
1963 - Fun in Acapulco
1962 - Girls! Girls! Girls!
1962 - Kid Galahad
1962 - Follow That Dream
1961 - Blue Hawaii
1960 - Flaming Star
1960 - G.I. Blues
1958 - King Creole
1957 - Loving You
1956 - Love Me Tender

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
4
Himself
1
Himself
1
Chad Gates
1
Himself - Entertainer
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Elvis Aaron Presley (born January 8, 1935) in East Tupelo, Mississippi. In September 1948 when Elvis was 13, he and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Humes High School in Memphis, Elvis took odd jobs working as a movie theater usher and a truck driver for Crown Electric Company. He began singing locally as "The Hillbilly Cat", then signed with a local recording company, then in 1955 with RCA. He did much to establish early rock and roll music, bringing black blues singing into the white, teenage mainstream. Teenage girls became hysterical over his blatantly sexual gyrations, particularly the one that got him nicknamed "Elvis the Pelvis" (TV cameras were not permitted to film below his waist). At the time of his death, he had sold over 600-million singles and albums.

In 1956 following his 6 TV appearances on The Dorsey Brothers'" Stage Show" , Elvis was cast in his first acting role in a supporting part in Love Me Tender (1956), the first of 33 movies he starred in. Critics blasted most of his films, but they did very well at the box-office earning upwards of $150 million total. Elvis's military service in the late 1950s and the "British invasion" of the 1960s reduced his concerts, though not his movie/recording income. Through the 1960s, Elvis settled in Hollywood where he starred in over 20 movies, acting alongside some of the most well known character actors in Hollywood.

Elvis made a comeback in the 1970s with live concert appearances starting in early 1970 in Las Vegas with over 57 sold-out shows. Elvis toured throughout the USA appearing on-stage in over 500 live appearances, many of them sold out shows. But the stress of constantly traveling as well as his increasing weight gain and dependence upon stimulants and depressants took their toll. Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977 at his mansion in Graceland, near Memphis at age 42. Since his death, his Memphis home Graceland has become a shrine for millions of followers worldwide. Elvis impersonators and purported sightings have become stock subjects for humorists.


TRIVIA:
  • Is the subject of the song "Elvis Ate America" on the album Passengers Original Sountrack 1.
  • His records have spent a total of 79 weeks at the #1 position in the US.
  • After seeing him in concert, 'Liberace (I)' (qv) suggested adding flashy costumes into his act. Elvis took his advice, and became famous for his gold lame jackets and jeweled white jumpsuits. He later reserved a seat for Liberace at many of his concerts.
  • In July of 2005, Presley was named one of the top 100 "Greatest Americans," following a vote organized by Discovery Channel. In the vote, Presley ranked ahead of all entertainers and in 8th place behind Presidents 'Ronald Reagan (I)' (qv), 'Abraham Lincoln (I)' (qv), George Washington, 'Bill Clinton (I)' (qv), and 'George W. Bush' (qv), plus 'Martin Luther King' (qv) and 'Benjamin Franklin (I)' (qv).
  • His autopsy detected fourteen different drugs in his bloodstream, ten in significant quantity.
  • Is portrayed by 'Peter Dobson (I)' (qv) in _Forrest Gump (1994)_ (qv).
  • He did not pass an audition for CBS TV's "Talent Scouts" (March 1955) just 9 months before his successful debut on "Stage Show" on the same network.
  • In Alexandria, Louisiana, early in 1977 a local journalist complained that the singer was on stage for less than an hour and "was impossible to understand." In Baton Rouge, Presley didn't go on stage at all. He was unable to get out of his hotel bed and the rest of the tour was canceled.


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