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- Elvis was born on 8 Jan 1935 in Mississippi and died on August of 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42.  He was the son of Vernon Presley and Gladys Smith. 
- He married Priscilla Beaulieu, but they divorced in August 1972 in Los Angeles, California. They had one daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
- Elvis entered the music scene in 1956 with his single, "Heartbreak Hotel," which reached number one. He became popular with teen girls for his good looks and unique dance moves. Elvis starred in a number of movie musicals that only helped his popularity. He became known as the "King of Rock and Roll" and helped rock music become mainstream. 
- Elvis's biography on elvis.com
- Alma mater Humes High School
- Occupation Singer, musician, actor
- Home town Memphis, Tennessee
- Religion Christianity (Pentecostal)
- Service/branch United States Army
- Years of service 1958–1960
- Rank Sergeant
- Unit Company A, 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division
- The Presleys survived the F5 tornado in the 1936 Tupelo–Gainesville tornado outbreak
- He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials,
- 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
- One billion worldwide record sales.
- 1984, he received the W. C. Handy Award from the Blues Foundation
- 1984, the Academy of Country Music's first Golden Hat Award
- 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986),
- 1987, he received the American Music Awards' Award of Merit.
- 1998, the Country Music Hall of Fame (1998),
- 2001, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2001),
- 2007, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (2007),
- 2012, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2012).
- ↑ "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JR51-ZZD : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Presley, August 1977; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
- ↑ "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBS4-F4R : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Elvis Pressley in household of Vernon Pressley, Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41-20, sheet 21B, family 384, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2042.
- ↑ "California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPB5-NDM : accessed 23 Nov 2013), Priscill A Beaulieu and Elvis A Presley, 1972.
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley
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