PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 10:01, Sun, Oct 4, 2020
Elvis Presley was known first and foremost for his exceptional singing and songwriting, but he was also a popular actor as well. After shooting 13 movies, he signed on to film Viva Las Vegas opposite Ann-Margret. It is now known that the pair engaged in a passionate affair while they worked together. After about a year, the co-stars split up, prompting Elvis to return to his fiancée Priscilla Presley, and get married.
Ann-Margret and Elvis remained close friends for the remainder of his life, all the way until his death.
However, despite the support of close friends and family, the later years of Elvis' life were reportedly overshadowed with drinking and substance abuse.
This eventually contributed to his cardiac arrest on August 16, 1977, at his home in Graceland.
Since his death, Ann-Marget has rarely spoken out about him - apart from during a portion of her autobiography, My Story.
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The Oscar-nominated actor was interviewed by talk show host Larry King in 2001, where she discussed her career, and Elvis.
When Larry brought Elvis up, Ann-Margret simply responded: "He was terrific. He was just terrific. And he had such great talent that he never had a chance to show.
"I think he would have been a wonderful dramatic actor, yes."