In 1958 Hart was again to star with Presley. This time in the movie King Creole, co-starring Carolyn Jones. After working with the King, Dolores said "Elvis is a young man with an enormous capacity of love...but I don't think he has found his happiness yet". Following King Creole, Hart starred in other films such as Where the Boys Are and The Plunderers. In 1963, Dolores left Hollywood and became a nun at the Bendictine Regina Laudis Monastery in Bethlehem, Connecticut. Miss Hart is still there today.
Today, Dolores' thoughts of Elvis are "He was a fine person- had a delightful sense of humor."Click here to see my Dolores Hart autograph.
Following graduation from High School, Walter was a basketball and boxing coach, but when World War II began, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served as a cryptographer and radio operator in Europe. In 1945 Staff Sergeant Matthau received his discharge and utilized the G.I. Bill to continue his studies. He enrolled at New York City’s New School of Social Research and for the next 8 years he appeared in 18 Broadway plays. By 1951 he had earned a New York Drama Critics Award.
Meanwhile television, which was then in its infancy, also provided an apt vehicle for Matthau's talents. Very popular were such drama programs as Philco Television Playhouse and Westinghouse Telvision Playhouse on which he frequently perfomed as early as 1948.
In 1955 he began his work in films with Burt Lancaster in The Kentuckian.A string of films and television programs followed (including his role as Maxie Fields in the 1958 Elvis Presley film, King Creole), with good success, but it was back on Broadway, in 1965, that he distinguished himself. As sloppy Oscar Madison, in The Odd Couple (which playwright Neil Simon created specifically for him), Matthau gave full vent to his grouchy comic abilities. His perfect wisecrack timing and rumpled face graced the big screen from then on. In 1966, when director Billy Wilder cast him opposite Jack Lemmon a classic partnership was created. In Lemmon, Matthau found an enduring friend and frequent co-star, appearing together in The Fortune Cookie(for which he won the Academy Award in 1966 for Best Supporting Actor), The Odd Couple(1968) and, later, Grumpy Old Men(1993), its sequel, and Out to Sea(1997). Their final pairing came in 1998 with the update, Odd Couple II.
Matthau's fifty years of showbusiness as one of the screen's favorite sour-pusses earned him three Academy Awards and six Golden Globes. He had performed in at least 26 television programs and 76 movies. The victim of a heart attack in 1965, Matthau had undergone a successful quadruple coronary bypass operation in 1975. The actor succumbed to a heart attack on July 1, 2000 at age 79. The beloved actor's last feature film was Hanging Up (2000), in which he played the rascally father of Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow.
In 1958, Jagger lent his talents to the Elvis Presley film King Creole. He played the father of Elvis's character, Danny Fisher.
Not limited to the big screen, Jagger also made some 13 appearances on television, ranging from The Twilight Zone and Bonanza - to The Waltons and The Partridge Family.
Dean Jagger died of heart disease on February 5, 1991.
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