Elvis Presley Overview:

Legendary actor, Elvis Presley, was born Elvis Aron Presley on Jan 8, 1935 in Tupelo, MS. Presley died at the age of 42 on Aug 16, 1977 in Memphis, TN and was laid to rest in Graceland Mansion Estates Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Presley was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Encore Podcast: -- Year One

By David on Jul 2, 2020 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Encore Podcast: wasn't born in 1956, but his career was. He began the year barely known outside the south, but under the management of Col. Tom Parker he spent the year making his mark on TV variety shows hosted by Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan; and his recordings for RCA, ... Read full article


New Podcast: -- Year One

By David on Sep 27, 2019 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

wasn't born in 1956, but his career was. He began the year barely known outside the south, but under the management of Col. Tom Parker he spent the year making his mark on TV variety shows hosted by Milton Berle, Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan; and his recordings for RCA, beginning with "... Read full article


2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 16:

By ScribeHard on Aug 16, 2012 From ScribeHard on Film

Not only is it a day fit for A king … it’s a day fit for THE King! ?With that …?well it’s one for the money … two for the show … three for the bloggers … now go cat go! The Gal Herself from One Gal’s Musings returns to the blogathon with a look at Jai... Read full article


Day 16:

By Jill Blake on Aug 16, 2012 From Sittin' on a Backyard Fence

Today’s Summer Under the Stars spotlight is on the one and only . I’m looking forward to Jailhouse Rock. One of my favorites!... Read full article


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Elvis Presley Quotes:

Charlie Rogers: I never thought I'd be running off with the circus.
Maggie: Let's get one thing straight. This is not a circus. This is a carnival. There's a big difference.
Charlie Rogers: I guess you're right. I guess a circus has elephants.


Ross Carpenter: [singing] I don't want to get tied down with a girl like you / I don't want to... love you, but I do.


Maile Duval: You can't spend the rest of your life on a surfboard.
Chad Gates: Yes I can.


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Elvis Presley Facts
On seeing Elvis in rehearsal for "Stage Show" (1954) Jackie Gleason--the show's producer--described Elvis as "Marlon Brando with a guitar".

While Elvis appeared on NBC's "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show" (1956), on Sunday, July 1, 1956. Ehis manager Colonel Tom Parker was contacted by Ed Sullivan about Elvis' appearing on his weekly CBS variety show, "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948), on CBS. Elvis was signed for a then staggering $50,000 for three appearances. This was quite an accomplishment--or lack of foresight--as Sullivan and Allen were broadcast in the same Sunday-evening time slot and had an ongoing "ratings war" against each other. Even more amazing was that Elvis' prestigious record label, RCA, was a subsidiary of the corporation that owned NBC. Elvis already had sold at least 5 million records for RCA-NBC with several hit 45-RPM and 78-RPM records. Allen would later state that his reason for "giving away" Elvis was that he ran strictly a comedy show. Ironically. the following summer Allen hosted Jerry Lee Lewis twice. After this Sullivan no longer expressed interest at having Elvis on his show.

His hair color was blonde until his early teens. As he got older his hair became darker. By the time he had his hair cut for the army at age 22 its natural color was dark chestnut (according to Charlie Hodge, who served with him in the army).

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