Birth: Oct. 9, 1933
Death: Jul. 4, 1957, USA
Actress. Killed with second husband, Greg Lafayett, in an auto accident in Billy the Kid, Wyoming, three days after shooting was finished on 'Jailhouse Rock' with Elvis Presley, her second and final film. She would play Peggy Van Alden, the young record promoter who takes Vince Everett (Elvis) under her wing. She gets to deliver one of the classic lines from the film: "I like the way you swing a guitar!" Mostly, though, the audience just wonders why her classy character ever bothers with Vince, who seems to go out of his way to treat her badly. But, of course, in these early rock films, a woman's supposed to love her rebel no matter what, in the hopes that she will melt his cold heart and in the end, get him to sing "Young And Beautiful".Judy Tyler's sudden death in a car accident came just as Jailhouse Rock was set to be released. Judy's husband was also killed in the crash. Elvis' friends say that Elvis would never watch the film after that.Judy and Greg had been married in May of the same year. First husband was Colin Romoff, from 1950-1956. Also appeared in 'Bop Girl Goes Calypso' and was Princess Summerfall Winterspring on the 'Howdy Doody Show', at the age of seventeen.. Her original name was Judith Mae Hess.
Cause of death: Auto accident
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York, USA
Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 8, Private Memorial Room B1
Flaming Star took two and a half years and many title changes to get to the screen. It was originally announced in April 1958 that The Brothers of Broken Lance by Cliff Huffaker was to be published by Random House. Twentieth Century - Fox bought the movie rights before the book was published. One month later Random House said that it might change the title of the book to the probable movie title, The Brothers of Flaming Arrow. On May 27, 1958, it was announced that Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra were set to play the roles of the two brothers. Filming was to have begun on June 16, 1958, but negotations with the two stars broke down. In the meantime the title was changed to Flaming Lance
Two years later, on June 12, 1960, it was announced that Elvis had signed to star in Flaming Lance. Before the cameras rolled on August 16, 19609. the title was again changed, this time to Flaming Heart, and then to Black Star. During filming, the title became Black Heart.
Finally, on September 2, 1960. Flaming Star was chosen as the films title.