Elvis Presley

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Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley.jpg
Birth name Elvis Aaron Presley
Born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, USA
Died August 16, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA from a cardiac arrhythmia
Years Active 1954-1977

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Biography

Elvis Presley was an American musician born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was best known for his dozens of pop music hits, including Hound Dog, Love Me Tender and Don't Be Cruel, and for his dominance of the music charts and pop culture itself from the 1950s through his death in the 1970s and beyond. His appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and his television specials Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special and Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii are among the most famous musical moments in television history. He died in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977 of a cardiac arrhythmia.

Specials

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley Himself May 12, 1960
Elvis Presley's '68 Comeback Special Himself December 2, 1968
Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii Himself January 14, 1973
Elvis in Concert Himself October 3, 1977

Variety Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Stage Show January 28, 1956
Stage Show February 4, 1956
Stage Show February 11, 1956
Stage Show February 18, 1956
Stage Show March 17, 1956
Stage Show March 24, 1956
The Milton Berle Show April 3, 1956
The Milton Berle Show May 6, 1956
The Steve Allen Show (1956) July 1, 1956
The Ed Sullivan Show September 9, 1956
The Ed Sullivan Show October 28, 1956
The Ed Sullivan Show January 6, 1957
American Bandstand January 8, 1959

Notable Film Roles

Awards and Accolades

  • Grammy Awards
    • Nominated: Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or TV (1960) - G.I. Blues
    • Nominated: Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from Motion Picture or Television (1961) - Blue Hawaii
  • CableACE Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Performance in a Music Special (1984) - Elvis: One Night with You
  • Golden Apple Awards, USA
    • Won: Sour Apple, Least Cooperative Actor (1960)
    • Won: Sour Apple, Least Cooperative Actor (1966)
  • Golden Laurel Awards, USA
    • Nominated: Top Male Musical Performance (1962) - Girls! Girls! Girls!
    • Nominated: Top Male Star (1963)
    • Nominated: Top Male Star (1964)
    • Nominated: Musical Performance, Male (1964) - Viva Las Vegas
    • Won: Musical Performance, Male (1965) - Tickle Me
    • Nominated: Male Star (1966)

Trivia