Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

American, Singer
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy.

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Full name at birth
Elvis Aaron Presley
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Claim to fame
Rock and Roll Icon
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Date of birth
8 January 1935
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Place of birth
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
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Date of death
16 August 1977
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Age
42 (age at death)
Place of death
Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Cause of death
Cardiac Arrhythmia
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Resting place
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Occupation
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Musician
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 11¾" (182 cm)
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Weight
176 lbs (79.8 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Deep husky voice with southern accent...
  • Dyed black hair often greased back...
  • Eyes...
  • The famous left-sided grin...
  • Known to friends and fans for his extremely kind-hearted and generous personality...
  • White sequined jumpsuits with rhinestones...
  • Two trademark phrases were "Thank ya!" and "Thank ya' very much!"...
  • Onstage karate moves...
  • His movements, with his pelvis, that gave him the nickname, "Elvis, the pelvis", which he strongly disliked...
  • Long and deep sideburns
  • Greased back black hair
  • Deep husky voice
  • Left-sided grin
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Pets
  • Wallaby (1957)
  • Sherlock (Basset Hound - Dog)
  • Brutus (Great Dane - Dog)
  • Snoopy (Great Dane - Dog)
  • Edmund (Great Dane - Dog)
  • Get Lo (Chow - Dog)
  • Whoosh (Dog)
  • Oswald (Dog)
  • Michael Edwards (Dog - Named after a character on It Happened At The World's Fair
  • Scatter (Chimpanzee)
  • Bambi (Squirrel Monkey)
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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High school
L.C. Humes High School, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (1953)
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Talent agency
William Morris Agency
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I learned very early in life that: "Without a song, the day would never end; without a friend, a man ain`t got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend- without a song" So I keep singing a song.
  • Mentioned in Walter Kirn's novel "Thumbsucker".
  • Was a fan of Tony Curtis.
  • One of his biggest hit songs, "Are You Lonesome Tonight?", was actually written in 1926 and first recorded by Al Jolson.
  • Barbra Streisand originally wanted Elvis to play the role of John Norman Howard in A Star Is Born (1976), but the studio couldn't meet Tom Parker's demands ($1 million plus equal billing with Streisand).
  • Ranked #2 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

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