Back in the 1950s, The King of Rock and Roll tried his luck at acting. His career was cut short in 1958, when he was drafted into the military. However, he managed to star in two feature films before that happened. After he was discharged from the military, he continued to act until 1969. He is now recognized to have acted in 31 films.
Presley was a supporting actor in his first feature film, Love Me Tender, while the movie Loving You provided him with his very first featuring role.
The film followed Presley, who played a delivery man whose singing talent is discovered by a music publicist. He joins an existing tour and finds success due to his distinctive voice and handsomeness.
Presley’s character, Deke, eventually falls in love with a female singer while on tour, and after some turmoil, they end up together. Sweet!
As the successful singer, Presley performs 7 original songs in the movie. One of these has become certified platinum!
The single “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” went platinum on March 27, 1992, and for good reason!
Whenever he played the song, the crowd – particularly the ladies – went crazy! During this specific performance, Presley didn’t forget about his signature hip shake and dance moves. His gyrating hips got the ladies cheering throughout the whole performance!
“Teddy Bear” was a #1 hit on the Billboard charts in the country music genre, R&B, and Top 40 genres.
Check out his incredible performance of the song in the video below!