Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler

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Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler
Elvis Presley and Judy Tyler

Judy Tyler was born Judith Hess (Real name) on 9 October 33 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Her father, a former trumpeter with bands such as Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman, retired and became a building contractor. Her mother, Loreleo Kendler, is a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Judy studied ballet, music and acting, she quits school at 15 to become a Harry Conover model, Conover names her 'Miss Stardust'. She moved to Manhattan and auditions at the Copa dances with the Copacabana chorus line. There she meets 26-year-old Colin Romoff, the pianist at the Copa, who became her vocal coach. Judy marries Romoff two months later. In 1956 her marriage dissolves and she divorces Romoff amicably. 17 March 57 Judy marries television actor Gregory LaFayette at the Balmoral Hotel in Miami. Singer Patti Page was the matron of honor.

Judy Tyler and Elvis Presley

At age 17, landed the part of Princess Summerfall Winterspring on the 'Howdy Doody' TV kids' show, where she stayed for two years before resigning. Returned to stage work and was 'rediscovered' in a play in 1956, 'Pipe Dream', which landed her on the cover of 'Life' magazine. She made two films, the last as Elvis Presley's co-star, Jailhouse Rock. Three days after shooting completed, she and her second husband were driving home from LA to New York when he swerved to avoid hitting a truck and collided with another; he died that evening, she the following morning of injuries sustained. Buried in Hartsdale, New York. No children by either marriage. Judy is laid in state at Frank E. Campbell's Funeral Church, New York, her ashes are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York, her husband is buried in Hopewell Junction, New York, his hometown.

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Elvis Presley Video Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD

Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.

This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.

The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.

Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.