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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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Born:
Jan 8, 1935 In Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
120
First Appeared:
In the movie The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special
Latest Project:
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity 2020-11-29
Known For
Poster of Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Poster of Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
Poster of Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2

Elvis Presley Movies Filmography

Movie
The 50th Anniversary of the Elvis Comeback Special
himself 2022
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
Himself (archive footage) 2019-02-17
Movie
The Champ and the King
Himself 2018-10-11
Movie
Game Changers
Himself (Archive Footage) 2018-06-29
Series
Elvis Presley: The Searcher
Himself (archive footage) 2018-04-14
Movie
Elvis: Strung Out
himself (archival footage) 2018-03-01
Movie
Elvis: The Comeback Special
Himself 2018-08-16
Movie
Elvis: The Rebirth of the King
Performance 2017-12-29
Movie
The Seven Ages of Elvis
Himself (archive footage) 2017-08-16
Movie
Elvis und das Mädchen aus Wien
himself 2017-08-14
Movie
Free to Rock
Self (archive footage) 2017-05-01
Movie
Elvis Talks...Elvis On Elvis
Himself 2016-08-26
Movie
Elvis: A Generous Heart-Collectors Edition Vol. II
Himself 2015-10-30
Movie
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
John Carpenter (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Movie
God is the Bigger Elvis
Self - also from films Loving You and King Creole (archive footage) 2012-04-01
Movie
Elvis: Summer of '56
Himself (archive footage) 2011-11-29
Movie
Elvis Presley: Gladiators
Himself 2010-01-05
Movie
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas
Himself (archive footage) 2008-09-16
Movie
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More Vol. II
Himself 2008-08-05
Movie
Elvis: Return To Tupelo
As himself 2008-08-01
Movie
Lost Concerts Series: Presley & Cash: The Road Show
2008-04-06
Movie
Elvis & Pat Boone Rockin' Rivals
Himself 2008-03-18
Movie
Elvis Through the Years
Himself 2007-08-14
Movie
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis
Himself 2007-03-06
Movie
Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert, 'Live' from Memphis
Himself 2007-03-06
Movie
Elvis: Love Me Tender-The Love Songs
Himself 2007-03-06
Movie
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley
Himself - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar 2007-06-11
Movie
Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers
Himself 2007-10-23
Movie
Elvis Memphis-The Concise Magical History Tour
Himself 2007-10-30
Movie
Impact! Songs That Changed the World: Elvis Presley-Heartbreak Hotel
Himself 2007-10-30
Movie
Elvis: Destination Vegas
Himself 2007-10-30
Movie
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances & More
Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances
Himself (archive footage) 2007-11-12
Movie
Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows
Himself 2006-11-21
Movie
Elvis '68 Comeback Special Edition
Himself 2006-08-03
Movie
Why Elvis?
2005-06-28
Movie
Louisiana Hayride: Cradle To The Stars
Himself 2005-06-28
Movie
Elvis by the Presleys
Himself (archive footage) 2005-05-13
Movie
Elvis: 200 Cadillacs
Himself 2004-01-06
Movie
Eddie Cochran & Friends: C'mon Everybody
Himself 2004-01-01
Movie
Elvis The Man The Music The Legend
Himself 2004-01-06
Movie
Casey Kasem's Rock N' Roll Goldmine: Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die
Himself 2004-04-27
Movie
Frank Sinatra Show: Welcome Home Elvis
Himself 2004-02-10
Movie
Elvis: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
Himself 2004-06-08
Movie
Elvis '68 Comeback-Special Deluxe Edition
Himself 2004-06-22
Movie
Elvis: The Birth of Rock N' Roll
Himself 2004-07-27
Movie
Elvis: The Last 24 Hours
Himself 2004-12-31
Movie
Rock 'n' Roll and the 1950's Vol. 2
Chanteur 2003-08-29
Movie
Elvis: The Journey
Himself 2003-01-01
Movie
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 1 The Memphis Years & The Television Years
Himself 2002-02-01
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
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. 4 Elvis & Priscilla & Elvis & The Colonel
Himself 2002-02-01
Movie
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years
Himself (archive footage) 2002-03-31
Movie
Elvis: The Great Performances
Himself 2002-08-13
Movie
Elvis The Great Performances Vol. 1 Center Stage
Himself 2002-06-24
Movie
Elvis: The Definitive Collection
Lui Même 2002-08-16
Movie
The Definitive Elvis 25th Anniversary: Vol. 3 The Army Years & The Memphis Mafia
Himself 2002-02-01
Movie
Elvis The Great Performances Vol. 3 From The Waist Up
Himself 2002-08-12
Movie
Early Elvis: From Country Boy to King of Rock & Roll
Himself 2002-07-30
Movie
Elvis The Great Performances Vol. 2 The Man and the Music
Himself 2002-07-22
Movie
Elvis At The Movies
Himself 2002-07-30
Movie
Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
Self (archive footage) 2001-11-28
Movie
Remembering Elvis: A Documentary
Himself 2001-06-12
Movie
He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley
Himself 2000-07-18
Movie
One Night With You
lui meme 2000-04-12
Movie
That's Entertainment! III
1994-07-01
Movie
The Elvis I Knew
Himself 1994-01-01
Movie
La Classe américaine
The Fucking Oddball (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie
Elvis Presley: Elvis in Hollywood
Himself 1993-09-01
Movie
Unauthorized Biographies: Elvis Presley
Himself 1993-01-01
Movie
Elvis: The Lost Performances
Himself (archive footage) 1992-06-24
Movie
Elvis '56
Himself (archive footage) 1988-01-15
Movie
Elvis Presley - One Night With You
Singer, Player 1985-08-15
Movie
Mondo Elvis
Himself (archive footage) 1984-12-31
Movie
This Is Elvis
Himself (archive footage) 1981-04-03
Movie
Elvis in Concert
Himself (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) 1977-10-03
Movie
Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
himself 1973-03-12
Movie
Elvis Presley Aloha from Hawaii
Himself 1973-01-14
Movie
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert
Himself 1973-01-14
Movie
Elvis on Tour
1972-08-01
Movie
Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Himself 1970-11-11
Movie
The Trouble with Girls
Walter Hale 1969-06-24
Movie
Charro!
Jess Wade 1969-03-13
Movie
Change of Habit
Dr. John Carpenter 1969-02-02
Movie
Stay Away, Joe
Joe Lightcloud 1968-03-08
Movie
Speedway
Steve Grayson 1968-06-12
Movie
Live a Little, Love a Little
Greg Nolan 1968-10-23
Movie
Easy Come, Easy Go
Ted Jackson 1967-03-22
Movie
Double Trouble
Guy Lambert 1967-04-05
Movie
Clambake
Scott Hayward / Tom Wilson 1967-01-01
Movie
Spinout
Mike McCoy 1966-12-14
Movie
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Rick Richards 1966-06-15
Movie
Frankie and Johnny
Johnny 1966-01-01
Movie
Harum Scarum
Johnny Tyronne 1965-11-24
Movie
Tickle Me
Lonnie Beale / Panhandle Kid 1965-06-30
Movie
Girl Happy
Rusty Wells 1965-04-14
Movie
Roustabout
Charlie Rogers 1964-11-11
Movie
Viva Las Vegas
Lucky Jackson 1964-04-23
Movie
Kissin' Cousins
Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum 1964-03-06
Movie
Fun in Acapulco
Mike Windgren 1963-01-01
Movie
Elvis at Ferus
The artwork 'Double Elvis' 1963-06-06
Movie
It Happened at the World's Fair
Mike Edwards 1963-04-03
Movie
Kid Galahad
Walter Gulick 1962-11-29
Movie
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Ross Carpenter 1962-11-21
Movie
Follow That Dream
Toby Kwimper 1962-01-01
Movie
Blue Hawaii
Chad Gates 1961-11-22
Movie
Wild in the Country
Glenn Tyler 1961-06-15
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
Jailhouse Rock
Vince Everett 1957-11-08
Movie
Loving You
Deke Rivers (Jimmy Tompkins) 1957-07-09
Movie
Love Me Tender
Clint Reno 1956-11-15
Series
The Ed Sullivan Show
Unknown 1948-06-20