Dolores Fuller 'Glen Or Glenda' Star Dies Aged 88


DOLORES FULLER, the American actress who famously starred alongside Ed Wood in the 1953 cult classic 'Glen or Glenda', has died aged 88, reports Variety. DOLORES FULLER passed away at her home in Las Vegas on Monday (9th May 2011), after suffering complications following a stroke.

Fuller, who was also a lyricist, penned the words to a number of Elvis Presley songs that he performed in his movies. She was romantically involved with Ed Wood, often comically referred to as 'The World's Worst Director' and starred in his movies 'Jail Bait', 'Bride of the Monster' as well as 'Glen or Glenda'. Tim Burton's 1994 biopic 'Ed Wood' starred Sarah Jessica Parker as Fuller, with Johnny Depp playing the cult director. After her relationship with Wood ended, Fuller studied with STELLA ADLER at the Actors Studio in New York and also worked as a songwriter. Her biggest hits included 'Rock-a-Hula Baby', Nat King Cole's 'Someone to Tell It To' and the PEGGY LEE hit 'Losers Weepers'. Her last movie appearance came when she starred in the straight-to-video release 'The Corpse Grinders 2' in 2000 and she published her autobiography 'A Fuller Life: Hollywood, Ed Wood and Me' in 2009.

DOLORES FULLER is survived by her husband, the film historian PHILIP CHAMBERLIN, her son, three grandchildren and numerous stepchildren.


Contactmusic

Tags: Ed Wood - Elvis Presley - Tim Burton - Sarah Jessica Parker - Johnny Depp - Nat King Cole

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date, Jesse Helt, Is Wanted By Police

Miley Cyrus' date to Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards is a wanted man...

Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMA Date, Jesse Helt, Is Wanted By Police

Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season

Sarah Silverman will return to Masters of Sex next season, or so she hopes....

Sarah Silverman Hopes To Return To 'Masters Of Sex' Next Season

Marianas Trench - Pop 101 Video

July saw the release of Marianas Trench's latest single, 'Pop 101'. They have now released a lyric video Universal Music Group....

Marianas Trench - Pop 101 Video

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal "Sexist" Criticism

Nothing ever seems to get Sofia Vergara down, and really why would it? She...

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal

Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?

Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the...

Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?

Kill The Messenger - Trailer

Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a...

Kill The Messenger Trailer

'Full House' Set To Return To Our Screens After 20 Years Off Air?

Full House, the hit ABC sitcom which ran from 1987 to 1995, may return to our...

'Full House' Set To Return To Our Screens After 20 Years Off Air?

Justin Bieber References Princess Diana Whilst Bemoaning Paparazzi On Twitter

Justin Bieber was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday (26th August) when...

Justin Bieber References Princess Diana Whilst Bemoaning Paparazzi On Twitter

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic

Oprah Winfrey has confirmed her involvement in an upcoming biopic of the...

Oprah Winfrey Reportedly Set To Play Richard Pryor's Abusive Grandmother In Upcoming Biopic
Advertisement

Comments

Ed Wood Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ed Wood

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All