Celebrity Challenge: Elvis

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What was the name of Elvis' girlfriend who last redecorated Graceland and particularly favored bright red as a design choice?

Linda Thompson, one of Elvis' long-term girlfriends following his divorce from Priscilla Presley, redecorated Graceland in reds when she lived there. Following Elvis' death, and upon Graceland reopening as a tourist attraction, Priscilla changed it back to how it had been when she lived there.

What Elvis film found the King in one of his few dramatic roles as a man who joined the Kiowa tribe after his mother was killed by white settlers?

"Flaming Star" found Elvis in one of his critically well-received acting roles. He was directed by Don Siegel, who later directed the Clint Eastwood film, "Dirty Harry."

Which of the three major TV networks didn't lead off their national evening news broadcast on Aug. 16, 1977, with a segment on Elvis' death?

CBS was the only network not to lead with a story about Elvis' death that night. As a result, the first-rated network suffered its lowest ratings in years.

Why did Elvis quit the Humes High School football team?

Contrary to popular legend surrounding his refusal to cut his hair, Elvis' high school football coach recalls him quitting the team because he got an after-school job.

What song written by Paul Anka and first recorded by Frank Sinatra was also recorded by both Elvis and the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious?

The triumphant "My Way" was recorded by both Elvis and Sid Vicious.

What was the name of the road on which Elvis' boyhood home was located?

Elvis' boyhood home was located on Old Saltillo Road, between Tupelo, Miss., and Birmingham, Al.

What 1969 No.1 hit was also Elvis' longest song?

Elvis' longest No. 1 song is "Suspicious Minds." It lasts 4 minutes, 22 seconds.

At Elvis' return to the stage for a series of concerts in the Houston Astrodome in 1970, what was the minimum price for tickets to the shows?

To repay Houston, the town that helped launched his career in 1955, tickets to Elvis' shows in the Astrodome went for as little as $1.

What type of bird is depicted in the stained glass entryway outside the music room in Elvis' famed home, Graceland?

Peacocks are the birds depicted in stained glass outside the music room.

Which Elvis Presley songs are an homage to his mood following the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

"If I Can Dream" was Elvis' tribute to his feelings (and those of a gloomy nation) after RFK and MLK's assassinations. He closed his 1968 TV Christmas special with the number.

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