In 1958, O'Brien made her motion picture debut with Dean Jones (Jailhouse Rock) in Handle with Care. The actress then starred in Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. In the film she played Nurse Dolores Crandall. Over the next few years, O'Brien co-starred in such movies as The Alamo with John Wayne, The Comancheros again with John Wayne and Elvis co-stars Michael Ansara (Harum Scarum) and Ina Balin (Charro!), and It's Only Money with Jerry Lewis. She also appeared on the television series Dick Van Dyke Show and The Man From U.N.C.L.E..
In 1963, Joan was chosen to star with the very famous Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World's Fair. In the film she plays Diane Warren, a nurse to whom Elvis is attracted and goes to great lengths to pursue. During the making of the movie, it is rumored that O'Brien and Presley had an offscreen romance as well.
In 1964, Joan made the film Get Yourself a College Man with four other Elvis costars: Mary Ann Mobley, Chris Noel, Fabrizio Mioni (all from Girl Happy) and Nancy Sinatra (Speedway). College was the actress's last screen performance. Today, Joan O'Brien is said to be married and living in northern California.
Gary Lockwood was born John Gary Yurosek on February 21,1937, in Van Nuys California. Lockwood began his movie career by having a small appearance in 1960's Tall Story, but his role as a Russian basketball player was uncredited. But just a year later, Gary was chosen to co-star in Elvis Presley's next film, Wild in the Country. He would play Cliff Macy, Glenn Tyler's (Elvis) enemy. In the latter part of the movie, Glenn is suspected to have caused Cliff's death.
Following his work in Splendor in the Grass with Natalie Wood and The Magic Sword with fellow Presley co-star Anne Helm, Gary was again chosen to star with The King once more. This time as Danny Burke, Elvis' character's gambling friend, in It Happened at the World's Fair. In a recent magazine, Lockwood remembers Presley as "just a down home country boy".
For the rest of Gary's career, which includes the rest of the 60's 70's and 80's, he has mainly starred on quite a few television series and made for TV movies. His shows include Follow the Sun and The Lieutenant. But Lockwood is probably best know for his role in the 1968 film 2001: Space Odyssey.
Today Gary lives in Malibu, California. His most recent acting appearances were in Night of the Scarecrow and Trekkies.
Yvonne’s first film was 1957’s The Young Land. After doing her next film, Eighteen and Anxious, Craig got to dance with Bing Crosby in High Time ( 1960 ). Following the movie, Yvonne married Jimmy Boyd, but the marriage only lasted 2 years. After doing films such as "Gidget" and "By Love Possessed" ; Craig was chosen to star in 2 films with Elvis Presley. Yvonne’s first movie with The King was It Happened at the World’s Fair, and portrayed the role of Dorothy Johnson. While filming, Presley and Craig had a brief romance. Kissin’ Cousins was her second Elvis movie. This time she played Azalea Tatum.
In the late 1960s, Yvonne began appearing on television shows such as “Star Trek”, “It Takes a Thief”, and in her most famous as Batgirl on the popular 1966 series “Batman”. In the seventies Craig wasn’t in many films since she refused bikini roles, so she tried her hand at coproducing. Yvonne then went into real estate business. In 1988, Craig married real-estate developer, Kenneth Aldrich . Craig’s latest film was 1990’s Diggin’ Up Business. Yvonne recently wrote her autobiography, entitled From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.Click here to see my Yvonne Craig autograph.
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