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Col. Tom Parker's Star - Palm Springs, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 33° 49.321 W 116° 32.799
11S E 541953 N 3742514
Quick Description: Col. Tom Parker was Elvis' Manager.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 8:55:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMJG53
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Long Description:
Col. Tom Parker has a star on Palm Springs Walk of front of the Welwood Murray Memorial Library.
The Palm Springs Walk of Stars was established in 1992 and honors all types of celebrities, politicians, authors, pioneers, etc. who have lived at one time or another in the Palm Springs area. Elvis also had a home here in Palm Springs and has his own star as well.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Colonel Thomas Andrew "Tom" Parker (June 26, 1909 – January 21, 1997) born Andreas Cornelis ("Dries") van Kuijk, was a Dutch-born entertainment impresario known best as the manager of Elvis Presley. Parker's management of Presley defined the role of masterminding talent management, which involved every facet of his life and was seen as central to the astonishing success of Presley's career. "The Colonel" displayed a ruthless devotion to his client's interests and took more than the traditional 10 percent of his earnings (reaching up to 50 percent by the end of Presley's life). Presley said of Parker: "I don't think I'd have ever been very big if it wasn't for him. He's a very smart man."[2][3] 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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