Today, my blog entry deals with Linda Thompson, Elvis’ long time girl friend. Linda Thompson was born on May 23, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. She is an American actress, song writer, as well as model and is still alive.
Like Elvis, she also has a deeper connection to Memphis. For instance, she won the title of “Miss Mid-South fair” at Memphis. Additionally, she was the winner of a beauty pageant at the Memphis State University. She and Elvis lived from July 1972 until December 1976 together. With reference to her acting career, Mrs. Thompson became a regular on the TV series Hee Haw. Plus, she had some acts of appearances in TV movies, such as Beverly Hills 90210, Fantasy Island and Starsky and Hutch. As a lyricist, she wrote some song texts for the composer David Foster, whom she married in 1991.
Concerning to Elvis Presley and his connection to Memphis, the King of Rock and Roll bought two houses for her in Memphis. Lying in the Lehrstreet in Memphis, Elvis bought an apartment for her parents. Furthermore, he purchased a house in the Old Hickory Road for Linda. (Source: Wikipedia)
All in all, Linda Thompson, Elvis' most famous girlfriend, is still a sight for sore eyes in Memphis. Have you ever heard of her? What else do you know about her?