Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1935-01-08

Day of Death 1977-08-16

Place of Birth Tupelo, Mississippi, USA

Official Site http://elvis.com/

Also Known As

  • Элвис Пресли
  • Elvis Aaron Presley

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Die sieben Leben des Elvis Presley as Elvis Presley
2018 Elvis Presley: The Searcher(2 episodes) as Himself (archive footage)
2018 Elvis Presley: The Searcher as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Elvis: The Rebirth of the King as Performance
2017 The Seven Ages of Elvis as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Elvis und das Mädchen aus Wien as himself
2017 Free to Rock as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me as (Archive Footage)
2015 Elvis: A Generous Heart-Collectors Edition Vol. II as Himself
2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration as Dr. John Carpenter / Change of Habit (archive footage)
2011 Elvis: Summer of '56 as Himself (archive footage)
2010 Elvis Presley: Gladiators as Himself
2008 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Vol. II as Himself
2008 Elvis: Return To Tupelo as As himself
2008 Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show
2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Impact! Songs That Changed the World: Elvis Presley-Heartbreak Hotel as Himself
2007 Elvis: Destination Vegas as Himself
2007 Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers as Himself
2007 Elvis Through the Years as Himself
2007 Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley as Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar)
2007 Elvis: Love Me Tender-The Love Songs as Himself
2007 Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis as Himself
2007 Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis as Himself
2006 Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows as Himself
2005 Louisiana Hayride: Cradle To The Stars as Himself
2005 Why Elvis?
2005 Elvis by the Presleys as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Elvis: The Last 24 Hours as Himself
2004 Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll as Himself
2004 Elvis '68 Comeback-Special Deluxe Edition as Himself
2004 Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration as Himself
2004 Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration as Himself
2004 Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die as Himself
2004 Elvis '68 Comeback Special Edition as Elvis Presley
2004 Frank Sinatra Show: Welcome Home Elvis as Himself
2004 Elvis The Man The Music The Legend as Himself
2004 Elvis: 200 Cadillacs as Himself
2004 Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody as Himself
2003 Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2 as Chanteur
2003 Elvis: Rare Moments with the King as Himself
2003 Elvis: The Journey as Himself
2002 Elvis & June: A Love Story as Himself
2002 Elvis: The Great Performances as Himself
2002 Elvis At The Movies as Himself
2002 Early Elvis: From Country Boy to King of Rock & Roll as Himself
2002 Elvis the Great Performances Vol 1 Center Stage as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years as Himself (archive footage)
2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years as Himself (archive footage)
2002 The Definitive Elvis: Elvis and the Colonel as Himself (archive footage)
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 8 The Day The Music Died & All The Kings Disciples-The Fans as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 7 A Man And His Music & The Spiritual Soul Of Elvis as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 6 The Comeback & The Vegas Years
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 5 The Many Loves Of Elvis & The Intimate Loves Of Elvis as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 4 Elvis & Priscilla & Elvis & The Colonel as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 3 The Army Years & The Memphis Mafia as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 2 The Hollywood Years Pt. I 1956-1961 & Pt. II 1962-1969 as Himself
2002 The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 1 The Memphis Years & The Television Years as Himself
2002 Elvis Presley: His Early Performances as Himself
2001 Remembering Elvis: A Documentary as Himself
2001 Classic Albums: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley as Himself (archive footage)
2000 He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley as Himself
2000 One Night With You as lui meme
1994 That's Entertainment! III
1993 La classe américaine as Le Putain D'énergumène (Archive Footage)
1993 Private Elvis
1993 Elvis Presley: Elvis in Hollywood as Himself
1992 Elvis: The Lost Performances as Himself (archive footage)
1990 The Story of Elvis Presley
1990 The Story of Elvis Presley: A Documented Legend as Himself
1988 Elvis '56 as Himself (archive footage)
1985 Elvis Plesley - One Night With You as Singer, Player
1984 Mondo Elvis as Himself (archive footage)
1982 When the Music's Over
1981 This Is Elvis as Himself (archive footage)
1977 Elvis in Concert as Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano)
1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii as Himself
1972 Elvis on Tour
1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is as Himself
1969 The Trouble with Girls as Walter Hale
1969 Charro! as Jess Wade
1969 Change of Habit as Dr. John Carpenter
1968 Elvis Presley – ‘68 Comeback as Himself
1968 Live a Little, Love a Little as Greg Nolan
1968 Stay Away, Joe as Joe Lightcloud
1968 Speedway as Steve Grayson
1967 Double Trouble as Guy Lambert
1967 Easy Come, Easy Go as Ted Jackson
1967 Clambake as Scott Hayward / Tom Wilson
1966 Spinout as Mike McCoy
1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style as Rick Richards
1966 Frankie and Johnny as Johnny
1965 Harum Scarum as Johnny Tyronne
1965 Tickle Me as Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid
1965 Girl Happy as Rusty Wells
1964 Roustabout as Charlie Rogers
1964 Viva Las Vegas as Lucky Jackson
1964 Kissin' Cousins as Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum
1963 It Happened at the World's Fair as Mike Edwards
1963 Fun in Acapulco as Mike Windgren
1962 Kid Galahad as Walter Gulick
1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! as Ross Carpenter
1962 Follow That Dream as Toby Kwimper
1961 Blue Hawaii as Chad Gates
1961 Wild in the Country as Glenn Tyler
1960 Flaming Star as Pacer Burton
1960 G.I. Blues as Tulsa McLean
1958 King Creole as Danny Fisher
1957 Jailhouse Rock as Vince Everett
1957 Loving You as Jimmy Tompkins
1956 Love Me Tender as Clint Reno
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(4 episodes)

Sound

2007 Atlètic Club BanyolesMusic
1987 Theatre of HopeMusic
1971 GOOD-BY ELVIS and USAOriginal Music Composer
1964 RoustaboutOriginal Music Composer
1964 Viva Las VegasOriginal Music Composer

Crew

1980 Touched by LoveThanks

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