Colonel Tom Parker

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Tom Parker
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Parker in 1969
Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk

(1909-06-26)June 26, 1909
Breda, Netherlands
DiedJanuary 21, 1997(1997-01-21) (aged 87)
Known forManager of Elvis Presley
  • Marie Mott
    (m. 1935; died 1986)
  • Loanne Miller
    (m. 1990)
AwardsHonorary Colonel (Louisiana)

Colonel Thomas Andrew "Tom" Parker (June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) born Andreas Cornelis ("Dries") van Kuijk, was a Dutch-born entertainment impresario. He was best known as the manager of Elvis Presley.[1] For many years Parker falsely claimed to have been U.S.-born, but it eventually emerged that he was born in Breda in the Netherlands.

References[change | change source]

  1. Strauss, Neil. "Tom Parker is Dead at 87; Controlled Presley's Career." New York Times. January 22, 1997.