The singer was linked to a number of high-profile beauties during his short life, and those who have remembered him publicly have generally done so with affection. Priscilla Beaulieu Elvis married just once, to a young woman he had courted for nearly eight years.
As is well known, he met 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu during his stint in the Army, while serving in Germany.
The actor launched his career in the 1950s when James Cagney spotted him and recommended him for films.
Also lending a hand in the adventures was Kookie (Edd Byrnes), who parked cars next door at Dino's Lodge.After sowing a few remaining wild oats — see the entry on Ann-Margret — Elvis did tie the knot with Priscilla, in 1967.They welcomed their only child, Lisa Marie, the following year. In her 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me, Priscilla suggested that her husband's sexual interest in her waned once she became a mother, and confessed that she eventually sought consolation in an affair with a karate instructor, Mike Stone.According to Elaine Dundy, "it was agony for her to leave her child even for a moment with anyone else, to let anyone else touch Elvis." Presley himself said, "My mama never let me out of her sight.I couldn't go down to the creek with the other kids." His father, Vernon Presley, talked about Elvis's close relationship to his mother "after his son became famous, almost as if it were a source of wonder that anyone could be that close." During Presley's rising career, Gladys became despairing, depressed and lonely and began to neglect her health. She had wanted Elvis to succeed, "but not so that he would be apart from her.