Colonel Tom Parker
Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk
June 26, 1909
|Died||January 21, 1997 (aged 87)|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Known for||Manager of Elvis Presley|
|Awards||Honorary 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. 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.
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- ↑ Strauss, Neil. "Tom Parker is Dead at 87; Controlled Presley's Career." New York Times. January 22, 1997.