Gladys Presley

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Birthday
25, 1912
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 14, 1958 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1912
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 14, 1958 (46)

About

Woman from Pontotoc County, Mississippi most famous for being the mother of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. She died of a heart attack in August 1958.

Before Fame

She was one of nine children born to her mother, Octavia, who had tuberculosis and was bedridden for much of her life.

Trivia

She had a family history of twins and gave birth to a stillborn identical twin of Elvis thirty-five minutes before Elvis' birth.

Family Life

She married Elvis' father, Vernon Presley, in June 1933. Her sister, Clettes, was married to Vernon's older brother, Vester.

Associated With

Her son, Elvis Presley, grew up to become one of the most popular figures in American music, recording enduring classics like "Love Me Tender" and "Suspicious Minds."