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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954 when Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, eager to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience, saw in Presley the means to realize his ambition. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley's first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts, however, and, guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973, Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music. Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into four music halls of fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elvis Presley, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 8, 1935 In Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Elvis 2022-06-22
Known For
Poster of Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Poster of Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll
Poster of The Story of Elvis Presley: A Documented Legend
Poster of Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley
Movie Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2022-06-22
Movie My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity Self (archive footage) 2020-11-29
Movie Elvis All-Star Tribute Self (archive footage) 2019-02-17
Movie ZZ Top - That Little Ol' Band from Texas Self (archive footage) 2019-06-01
Series Elvis Presley: The Searcher Self (archive footage) 2018-04-14
Movie The King Himself (archive footage) 2018-06-22
Movie Game Changers Self (archive footage) 2018-06-29
Movie The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special himself 2018-08-16
Movie Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Self (archive footage) 2018-07-27
Movie Free to Rock Self (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie Elvis and the Girl from Vienna himself 2017-08-14
Movie The Seven Ages of Elvis Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-16
Movie Elvis: The Rebirth of the King Performance 2017-12-29
Movie Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration John Carpenter (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me (Archive Footage) 2015-11-04
Movie Elvis: A Generous Heart-Collectors Edition Vol. II Himself 2015-10-30
Movie Elvis Found Alive Self (archive footage) 2012-01-24
Movie God is the Bigger Elvis Self - also from films Loving You and King Creole (archive footage) 2012-04-01
Movie Elvis Presley: Gladiators Himself 2010-01-05
Movie The Rise & Fall of WCW Himself (archive footage) 2009-12-17
Series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) Self (archive footage) 2009-10-18
Movie Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show Self 2008-04-06
Movie Elvis: Return To Tupelo As himself 2008-08-01
Movie Elvis: Viva Las Vegas Self (archive footage) 2008-09-16
Movie Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Vol. II Himself 2008-08-05
Movie Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley Himself - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar 2007-06-11
Movie Elvis Through the Years Himself 2007-08-14
Movie Elvis: Love Me Tender-The Love Songs Self (archive footage) 2007-03-06
Movie Impact! Songs That Changed the World: Elvis Presley-Heartbreak Hotel Himself 2007-10-30
Movie Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Elvis: Destination Vegas Himself 2007-10-30
Movie Elvis: #1 Hit Performances Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie Elvis '68 Comeback Special Edition Himself 2006-08-03
Movie Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis Himself 2006-02-02
Movie Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows Himself 2006-11-21
Movie Louisiana Hayride: Cradle To The Stars Himself 2005-06-28
Movie Elvis by the Presleys Himself (archive footage) 2005-05-13
Movie Why Elvis? 2005-06-28
Movie Elvis The Man The Music The Legend Himself 2004-01-06
Movie Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die Himself 2004-04-27
Movie Elvis: 200 Cadillacs Himself 2004-01-06
Movie Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Himself 2004-06-08
Movie Elvis: The Last 24 Hours Himself 2004-12-31
Movie Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll Himself 2004-07-27
Movie Elvis: The Journey Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Elvis: Rare Moments with the King Himself 2003-08-05
Movie Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2 Chanteur 2003-08-29
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 4 Elvis & Priscilla & Elvis & The Colonel Himself 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 3 The Army Years & The Memphis Mafia Himself 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 2 The Hollywood Years Pt. I 1956-1961 & Pt. II 1962-1969 Himself 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 1 The Memphis Years & The Television Years Himself 2002-02-01
Movie Elvis Presley: His Early Performances Himself 2002-01-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 8 The Day The Music Died & All The Kings Disciples-The Fans Himself 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 7 A Man And His Music & The Spiritual Soul Of Elvis Himself 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 6 The Comeback & The Vegas Years 2002-02-01
Movie The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 5 The Many Loves Of Elvis & The Intimate Loves Of Elvis Himself 2002-02-01
Movie Early Elvis: From Country Boy to King of Rock & Roll Himself 2002-07-30
Movie Elvis: The Great Performances Himself 2002-08-13
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie Elvis At The Movies Himself 2002-07-30
Movie Elvis & June: A Love Story Himself 2002-08-16
Movie Elvis The Great Performances Vol. 1 Center Stage Himself 2002-06-24
Movie The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years Self (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie Remembering Elvis: A Documentary Himself 2001-06-12
Movie One Night With You lui meme 2000-04-12
Movie He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Himself 2000-07-18
Series The Beatles Anthology Self (archive footage) 1995-11-19
Movie Forrest Gump Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1994-06-23
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie Elvis Presley: Elvis in Hollywood Himself 1993-09-01
Movie Private Elvis 1993-10-24
Movie La Classe américaine The Fucking Oddball (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie Death Scenes 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1992-01-01
Movie Elvis: The Lost Performances Himself (archive footage) 1992-06-24
Movie The Story of Elvis Presley: A Documented Legend Himself 1990-01-01
Movie The Story of Elvis Presley 1990-06-05
Movie Elvis '56 Himself (archive footage) 1988-01-15
Movie Elvis Presley - One Night With You Singer, Player 1985-01-05
Movie Mondo Elvis Himself (archive footage) 1984-12-31
Movie When the Music's Over Self (archive footage) 1983-06-14
Movie Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style Self (archive footage) 1983-01-01
Movie This Is Elvis Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1981-04-03
Movie Elvis in Concert Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) 1977-10-03
Movie Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii Himself 1973-01-14
Movie Elvis on Tour Himself - Vocals 1972-11-01
Movie Elvis: That's the Way It Is Himself 1970-11-11
Movie Charro! Jess Wade 1969-03-13
Movie The Trouble with Girls Walter Hale 1969-06-24
Movie Change of Habit Dr. John Carpenter 1969-11-10
Movie The Movie Orgy Self (archive footage) 1968-01-01
Movie Stay Away, Joe Joe Lightcloud 1968-03-08
Movie Speedway Steve Grayson 1968-06-07
Movie Live a Little, Love a Little Greg Nolan 1968-10-23
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Ted Jackson 1967-05-28
Movie Double Trouble Guy Lambert 1967-04-05
Movie Clambake Scott Hayward / 'Tom Wilson' 1967-12-04
Movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style Rick Richards 1966-06-15
Movie Frankie and Johnny Johnny 1966-03-31
Movie Spinout Mike McCoy 1966-10-06
Movie Girl Happy Rusty Wells 1965-04-14
Movie Tickle Me Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid 1965-06-30
Movie Harum Scarum Johnny Tyronne 1965-12-15
Movie Kissin' Cousins Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum 1964-03-06
Movie Viva Las Vegas Lucky Jackson 1964-02-08
Movie Roustabout Charlie Rogers 1964-11-11
Movie It Happened at the World's Fair Mike Edwards 1963-04-03
Movie Fun in Acapulco Mike Windgren 1963-11-27
Movie Follow That Dream Toby Kwimper 1962-04-11
Movie Girls! Girls! Girls! Ross Carpenter 1962-11-21
Movie Kid Galahad Walter Gulick 1962-11-29
Movie Wild in the Country Glenn Tyler 1961-06-15
Movie Blue Hawaii Chad Gates 1961-11-22
Movie Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley Self - Singer 1960-05-12
Movie Flaming Star Pacer Burton 1960-12-20
Movie G.I. Blues Tulsa McLean 1960-11-23
Movie King Creole Danny Fisher 1958-07-02
Movie Loving You Deke Rivers 1957-07-09
Movie Jailhouse Rock Vince Everett 1957-11-08
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Love Me Tender Clint Reno 1956-11-15
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20