How tall is Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's Height

5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

American Singer best remembered for songs such as "Suspicious Minds", "Love Me Tender", "Jailhouse Rock", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Viva Las Vegas", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "In The Ghetto" and as an actor in films like Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, King Creole, Blue Hawaii, Wild in the Country, Viva Las Vegas, Fun in Acapulco and Girls! Girls! Girls! An Army medical suggested he was 6ft 1/2 inch, although site visitor Ramiro got hold of Elvis' army medicals and he is mostly listed 6ft, with one 5ft 11 listing - See Here. A costume designer who worked with him said "[his] Chest was 42, waist was 30, 5ft 11.5, shoe size 9"

Elvis in Jailhouse Rock

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Mat said on 15/May/16
Rob, now that you've got that quote you should give him the 5'11.5 listing. His costume designer had probably measured him at that. He was measured 6'0.5 with boots on, and the chances that the boots gave less than 1 inch are pretty slim.

He also had a 5'11 listing in the army, no one would ever round down someone if 5'11.75. He was probably measured barely 5'11.5 like 5'11.4 and hence the 5'11 listing. The other times could have been earlier and that's why he stood nearer 6 feet and got listed.

Anyway, I think 5'11.5 would be fair, for his time he would be definitely considered tall at that mark. He may well have been nearer 5'11 in the evening that 6'. And him claiming 6'1.5 would be the applied 2 inch rule....
matilda said on 14/May/16
rob i was reading a very interesting site about his jumpsuits it said he wore 2.3 cm heels on stage so he was over 6'2, but he was 6'0 barefoot, do you think he was 6'0 barefoot like the army said?
Editor Rob: I think barefoot he was under 6ft, how much is a debate, whether a little or a half inch
Tom said on 20/Apr/16
I'm beginning to believe Elvis was 5-10. Click Here

Berle with Martin & Lewis. Click Here

Berle with Bob Hope. Click Here
Tom said on 19/Apr/16
I noticed in The Silver Chalice than Lorne Greene wearing sandals was perhaps at most an inch taller than Paul Newman. If Newman was 5-9, then Greene was no more than 5-10. Elvis looked about an inch taller than Greene so I believe Elvis was 5-11.
willie t p m said on 15/Apr/16
Every picture is like an optical illusion sometimes he looks 5 10 somtimes he looks 6 2 his father was 6 4 look at him beside ali he got him an inch ali was 6 3 i think he was 6 1 1/2 without boots my opinion and opinions come a dime a dozen lol
Tom said on 11/Apr/16
Lorne Green without lifts here with Michael Landon. Click Here
Tom said on 11/Apr/16
Lorne Green notoriously wore huge lifts on Bonanza. I doubt he was taller than 5-10.
Giulio said on 4/Apr/16
Click Here elvis and james vigeta listed 5'9 1/2 on google
Click Here elvis and jimmy dean listed 6'3 everywhere, he looks about 3 1/2 inches shorter here
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Click Here elvis and lorne green listed 6' here but 5'11 in other places, elvis looks about half an inch taller
Click Here elvis and dan blocker listed here as 6'4
Giulio said on 4/Apr/16
Click Here elvis with Glen Campbell listed 6' on google and imbd

Click Here good photo with elvis and 5'10 tom jones

i think elvis was between 5'11 and 6' , with some show disadvantage and his pretty loose neck posture it would explain why he looks shorter than you would expect with egan and milton berle

Click Here his shoe insoles are very thin in this pcture and his dad is right next to him and we know he's at least 6'1 because of these pictures with 6'2 1/2 muhammad ali: Click Here Click Here so elvis must have been at least 5'11
Tom said on 3/Apr/16
Debra Paget was most certainly a bade. Interesting that she somewhat resembled Prescilla.
Giulio said on 2/Apr/16
Tom said on 30/Mar/16
Egan is not alleged. It's him. This is Victor Mature. Click Here

alleged 6 ft not alleged egan
Tom said on 1/Apr/16
Mature was a better actor than Egan. And taller and much broader. He never took himself that seriously. But he had a definite screen presence. Mature is terrific in Kiss of Death.
Tom said on 31/Mar/16
Elvis here with Egan looking two inches shorter. That Debra Paget who was a babe! Click Here
Tom said on 30/Mar/16
Egan is not alleged. It's him. This is Victor Mature. Click Here
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
more better pictures with alleged 6' richard egan than

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richard is lister 6'1 1/2 on google but 6' on imbd
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
thomas said on 25/Mar/16
hello Giulio , how tall do u think Elvis is ?
hard to tell i m leaning towards 5'11
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
Tom said on 25/Mar/16
That's not Victor Mature but Richard Egan who was 6 feet even. Elvis looks to be at least an inch shorter.

you are right
Tom said on 25/Mar/16
That's not Victor Mature but Richard Egan who was 6 feet even. Elvis looks to be at least an inch shorter.
thomas said on 25/Mar/16
hello Giulio , how tall do u think Elvis is ?
Giulio said on 23/Mar/16
Click Here
elvis next to victor mature listed 6'1 1/2 here
Tom said on 22/Mar/16
Elvis with 6-3 Steve Allen looks to be four to five inches shorter Click Here
Dan said on 20/Mar/16
Thankyou Alexandra there clearly a big difference between the heights of Elvis and Tom Jones which was on average around 2 inches to too 2.5 inches. Plus it's a known fact that Tom Jones wore boots in this period with Cuban heels. So to me it's crazy to list Tom Jones, Paul Mccartney and John Lennon based on your evaluation even if Elvis is wearing boots too. He's clearly taller. Elvis was 6ft.
alexandra said on 17/Mar/16
rob if tom jones was really 5'10.5 in peak if you look at him and elvis in the late 60s early 70s you can see elvis it had least 2 to 2.5 inches taller, to me elvis was 6'1 barefootm in my view, he looked taller than your listing in the late 60s
Giulio said on 16/Mar/16
5ft 9.25 said on 11/Mar/16
Shoes/Person is older
Vernom was 53 years old in the tall elvis photo

link said on 11/Mar/16
hey Gulii
how tall is Vernon ?
looks around 6'1 1/2 next to muhammad ali
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Dan said on 14/Mar/16
Tom Jones height has always been listed at 5ft 10.5 and he's always got one inch on Paul Mccartney and John Lennon in photos with them together. In all photos of tom and Elvis especially the 1969-1971 photos you can clearly see in this series of photos of which there are at least 10 that Elvis has a good 2.5 inches sometimes 3inches on Tom. But for argument sake let's say they are both wearing boots, you can still see clearly Elvis had to be at least 6ft to Tom Jones height claim. Otherwise Paul Mccartney and John Lennon are all only 5ft 8ins which we know they are not.
Gary said on 12/Mar/16
I think Elvis was more of a big and slouchy guy, than a really tall one, where people would say he was around 6ft2 or 6ft3.
Mike2 said on 11/Mar/16
Hi Thomas, I can't prove Linda's height, she is referred to as being 5ft9ins, and being a beauty queen I imagine that she was probably at the lower end of the height required to be a beauty queen. I do not know whether she had to be a certain height when she entered and won her pageants. If you have seen the karate photo you will see that Ed Parker is the same height as Elvis, and I did meet him. I am 6ft 1 ins and he was eye to eye with me in normal shoes, so to me he was 6ft as he is reported to be in the martial arts world.Hope this helps.
Hi Giulio, the photos you provide are interesting however I keep making the same point that you can't tell someone's height from waist up shots when they were in different footwear, from different angles, and in this case about 10 years apart. Vernon could have lost some height by 1969, however more likely Elvis would have had boots on with Vernon in normal shoes. It is a well known fact though in the Elvis world that Vernon was a bit taller than Elvis standing around 6ft 1ins- 6ft 2ins. All the best.
link said on 11/Mar/16
hey Gulii
how tall is Vernon ?
5ft 9.25 said on 11/Mar/16
Shoes/Person is older
Dan said on 11/Mar/16
Elvis was 6ft. The infamous mugshot was not a height measurement and gets confused as such. The infamous muhammad Ali photo is also something not to be used as a height measure either as there are several photos of Vernon, Elvis's fathers after Elvis died standing next to Ali and being of similar height. Red West was always shorter than Elvis if you look in the photos and was in fact actually 5-11 to 6ft. He was always around one inch shorter than Elvis at least. Red in turn was never shorter than 5-11. Elvis was 6ft simple as that.
5ft 9.25 said on 9/Mar/16
How would you explain the "huge" difference of 5ft 11 - 6ft .5 ? 5'11 as an bare minimum and 6' .25 out of bed okay. But since when US-Army measures such an extreme?
I suppose it belongs to 'fraction problems' and inaccurate measurement.
Editor Rob: there will be some variation depending on the time of measurement, whether the measuring device was absolutely correct to within 1-2mm, and whether the practitioner actually put the bar down onto the head and made sure it was touching the head.

All these things can throw up different measurements.
thomas said on 8/Mar/16
Hello Steve and Mike 2 how are gentleman ?
can any of you prove that Linda thompson is 59" ?
thnk you
Giulio said on 8/Mar/16
elvis can somehow go from this
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to this
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simom said on 5/Mar/16
rob elvis did say on that dessert storm tape which is on youtube i am 6'1.5, he said i am 6'1.5 and the mircophone is 6'3.5, do you think it must have been a boot measurement because the army say he is 6'0 whats your view
Editor Rob: even one of Elvis biography authors mentioned Elvis had tried claiming it, but said "He also indicated that his weight was 160 pounds, which it probably was not, and he gave his height as six-one—which it definitely was not if he took the lifts out of his shoes"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/16
5ft11 is garbage. He was more than just a shoddy 1in taller than Tom Jones. He actually could look 6ft1 with him. 6ft flat, no less
priscilla said on 29/Feb/16
Rob do you think it is possible that Elvis was over 6'0 without footwear, i mean you look at him in the 1970s when he was not wearing lifts he looked a lot taller than most his mafia members, for example red west who is 6'2 which is confirmed in books he looks very similar in height, I think rob he was at least 6'1 barefoot, 5'11.75 is far too low what your view?
Editor Rob: no, I doubt he was anywhere near 6ft 1 barefoot.
amy said on 29/Feb/16
Lisa Marie Presley says elvis was 6'2?
Gx791 said on 27/Feb/16
Steve give up
Mike 2 said on 27/Feb/16
Hi Julio please look at the karate photo I posted some time ago on this thread where Elvis is barefoot facing the camera with 6ft Ed Parker on one side and 5ft 9 ins Linda Thompson on the other. Elvis was indeed taller than Milton Berle, but not by much. To me it's of no use comparing Elvis with other people when they may have on different footwear. We have this photo of Elvis and Ed Parker who was 6ft , and Elvis is the same height so that says it all to me, you can't hide anything when you're in bare feet. Who knows what sort of lifts Berle was wearing in order to bring him close to Elvis's height.
Although I am firmly in the 6ft camp it's generally accepted by anyone who has studied Elvis that he was no shorter than 5ft 11ins. All the best.
Tulsa Mclean said on 26/Feb/16
It's well known in the Elvis world that he was 6ft.......this has been verified many times.
steve said on 26/Feb/16
Think you be surprised to know that actually he was smaller than you all think at 5ft 10"

take at look at this link

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julio said on 24/Feb/16
mr Mike 2 what do you have say about Elvis and Milton berle . they have the same height .
do you know how tall is Berle ?
some say that he is 5 10
so Elvis never can be6"
Mike2 said on 19/Feb/16
Hi 5' 11" barefoot
Can you post a copy of the death certificate you have mentioned so that we can all see this height please. The only certificate I have ever come across has been the autopsy report and there is no mention of height on it. In fact ,there is a box on this report which for obvious reasons is referred to as 'length' as opposed to height and this section has been left blank. So it would be great to post the certificate you are talking about for us all to see. Also you made reference to a medical certificate. Is this one of his army medical certificates which you are referring to,as there are about four other army medial certificates in existence all of which show the height of Elvis to be 6ft.
Rob, for your information regarding Desert Storm-this a CD so you have to listen to it, however if you listen to more of this concert you will notice that Elvis does slur his words throughout and having listened to his speech about the microphone height, in my opinion he says "Now look I'm six foot and a half" as opposed to 6' 1.5" and this would be more in line with his real height. This is just how it sounds to me taking into account his very slurred speech during this show, which has become quite legendary due Elvis losing his temper when he denies the stories circulating about him. A very interesting show to listen to.
Mikesmith38 said on 19/Feb/16
Muhammad Ali was listed at 6'3''. In that picture of Ali and Elvis, Ali clearly has about a two inch height advantage over Elvis. So I clearly believe Elvis was about 6'1'' & no taller with boots on. Tom Jones is listed at 5'10''. Elvis has about an inch or two over Jones in pictures of the two of them standing together.
5'11" barefoot.. said on 18/Feb/16
People are so uneducated, Elvis was considered tall for his time...average height now is barely 5'9".. Elvis's medical record have him down at 5'11" and so does his death certificate. With lifts he would have been over 6 foot easily...So for people to act astonished as to what height they think it was, it's irrelevant. Mikesmith38 is spot on and has his head on straight...good stuff...
Mikesmith38 said on 14/Feb/16
Nixon was listed at 5'11''. In that photo of Elvis and Nixon, both of them are standing shoulder to shoulder. Elvis looks 5'11''-6'0''. Even though i can't see Elvis' footwear, I'm pretty sure he was wearing boots, his preferred footwear in the 70s. Milton Berle was listed at 5'10''. Photos of Berle and Elvis show both men at about the same height.Rudy Vallee is listed at 5'9''.In Live A Little,Love A Little, Elvis is about an inch or 2 taller than Vallee. I've read that Elvis did wear lifts in his boots. His boots in the 70s had about 2 inch heels on them. So with that being said, I believe Elvis was 5'11'' barefooted and about 6'1'' with boots on.
julia said on 12/Feb/16
rob have you seen the desert storm concert 1974 when elvis talks about the mircophone not really being high enough for him, he said the mircophone was 6ft 3 and he was 6ft 1.5 do you think that was a shoe height or barefoot because i thought elvis was about 6 feet
Editor Rob: never seen it, but he must be joking saying 6ft 1.5...maybe in boots though!
Colberto said on 10/Feb/16
Hey rob since he is listed at such a precise fraction does that still mean he is within a half an inch range like 5'11.25-5'11.75" range or is he just 5'11.75". Same thing with someone who is listed at lets say 6'1.25" does that mean he/she is within the 6'0.75-6'1.25" range. IMO elvis was either a really strong 5'11 on a bad day and on normal days he was within 5'11.5-5'11.75".
Editor Rob: even with measurements, there can still be uncertainty. I think with Elvis you can argue a fraction above/below like most listings.

With a lot of listings many would agree on the person being say 5ft 11 or 11.25, but in other cases the argument can be a greater range, they may look from 5ft 11 to 6ft.
6ft5Vinnie said on 30/Jan/16
Since when did Elvis ever wear 3-4 inch high heels?
amy said on 29/Jan/16
i born in 1986 and my grandad met elvis sometime in the mid 1960s, he told me he will always remember was that elvis was taller than he thought, he said elvis was at least as tall as him, he was at least 6ft in height and very slim, elvis could have easily been 6ft 3 in some heels
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/16
I wouldn't be shocked if he was pushing 6ft3 in some heels. Height was naturally a part of his larger-than-life image. I went to Graceland a few years ago and the tour guide said he was 6ft2 and getting fitted for clothes was "challenging"...
white said on 26/Jan/16
who claims that Berle is 5,9 " and if it is true , so Elvis never can be 6"
what a disapointment , hes the same height of Berle
who watched the Elvis thats the way it is , think that elvis is a tall guy , but now it is proved that he weared boots and hells
what a diapointment
Giulio said on 25/Jan/16
Click Here
0:55 6 feet says 5'10 milton berle while elvis can barely reach his height
Ian C. said on 24/Jan/16
I wouldn't trust Elvis's Army height listing. By the time he was in the Army he was rich and famous, and he was allowed special privileges. For example, he was allowed to live off-base during his service in Germany. He might have asked for a special dispensation to wear lifts for his photo, and claim six feet as his official height.
amy said on 21/Jan/16
a site about his jumpsuits says he was 182cm 5ft 11.75 and wore 2.3 inches heels making him just over 6 feet 2, do you think that the 182cm listing that you have could be accurate rob conisdering the army said he was even 6ft as they might just have rounded him up
Ian C. said on 18/Jan/16
Journalist and historian David Halberstam, who was very careful to check his facts, claimed in his book The Fifties that Elvis was sensitive about his height when he was a teenager and habitually wore lifts as an adult. (Page 463)
Brenda king said on 8/Jan/16
I have been to Graceland I have seen his window dressing he was at least six feet tallpant legs were 34 inches
Eli said on 4/Jan/16
Definitely 6'0, I think he was 6'0 1/2. He was very tall for his time.
amaral said on 26/Dec/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
did you see pic mugshot of Elvis that John burrow posted ?there he poroves. that Elvis was really 510"
what do you think ?
Mike 2 said on 21/Dec/15
Hi Amaral, I'm good thanks. I have seen that photo in the past and for me it's not enough proof. This was I believe a photo for a firearms licence or a deputy sheriff badge, and you can't see Elvis from head to toe. Is that height measure something which was free standing or attached to the camera;it is inconclusive but nevertheless interesting. If Elvis was indeed 5ft 10ins then Linda Thompson as seen in the karate photo is only 5ft 7ins which would have most probably prevented her from becoming a beauty queen. Linda is 5ft 9ins and is 3 ins shorter than Elvis and both are next to each other in bare feet with 6ft Ed Parker on the other side of Elvis. This is why I can't keep on adding to this site, I am interested in the view of others but I keep on having to repeat myself as it is the best source to compare against. Thanks for getting in touch though and happy Christmas
amaral said on 20/Dec/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
did you see pic mugshot of Elvis that John burrow posted ?there he poroves. that Elvis was really 510"
what do you think ?
thomas said on 17/Dec/15
Burrows , i think Elvis is 511" , in this pic mugshot his head is down . he is not erect
plus said on 17/Dec/15
@laura I agree with you. Celebrity height id the place where everybody is 6'0 or over and where the famous men are all under 5'11... ironic
laura said on 16/Dec/15
then why did the army say he was 6'0 then can yreally think the army would get something like that wrong, the army precisely said he was 5'11.75 or 1.82m he was clearly over 5'10-5'10.5
Jon Burrows said on 14/Dec/15
This should prove once and forever Elvis was not 6' tall. In this pice mugshot his almost 2" hair barely hits 6'. I hope posting this link is ok. Only way I k ew how. If not Google Elvis mugshots- one shows 1970 Elvis next to height measuremeant. His is 5'10". 5'10.5" max.

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Eric the Awful said on 5/Dec/15
5'11 guy, My cousin was 6'6" when he graduated high school and remained that tall until he was 25 years old. His father was 6'4" and his two younger brothers were both right at 6'6" as well. At 25 he got another growth spurt and shot up to 6'11" and 3/4 inches tall.
Red said on 28/Nov/15
i read all the comment and pics that were posted here .
i saw a pic of Elvis and Milton Berle .
they have same height , and Milton Berle is 510" , so Elvis cant be 6"
alfie said on 27/Nov/15
rob red west who was a member of his memphis mafia is listed at 6'2 if you looks at videos photos etc in the 1970s elvis looks at least the same height as him maybe fraction taller, i knew it is a fact he wore lifts in the 1970s but even without lifts do you not think he looked 6'1 in the 1970s as opposed to your 5'11.75?
Editor Rob: I think you could pick a lot of photos of him and say he could appear in 6ft - 6ft 0.5 range, but I think at times he just had thicker footwear to look over six foot.
vg said on 15/Nov/15
Richard Nixon (1.82 m) and Elvis - Click Here

Judging by that photo, no matter what shoes Elvis had worn, I doubt he could have, in any one particular moment, measured below 1.829 m (6 feet).
Jake said on 10/Nov/15
I agree with Rampage
Jake said on 10/Nov/15
I agree with Rampage
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/15
I think the full 6ft is a better fit. He was tall, especially for his day. Close to 6ft1 out of bed.
Clementine said on 6/Nov/15
Army stats that I read, were 6FT...1/2 Inch in height
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
There is a number of photos of Dave Hepler and Elvis together and clearly a good 3 inch difference even in socks. Also Jerry Schilling is or was 6ft 1.5ins in his days with Elvis. He was also Elvis's body double for a number of his stunts in Elvis's movies too.
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
Hey there Dave Hepler is 5.10.5inches. How I know this is I've spoken to him and befriend him. His words not mine. He also said Elvis was 6ft.
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
Hey there Dave Hepler is 5.10.5inches. How I know this is I've spoken to him and befriend him. His words not mine. He also said Elvis was 6ft.
zak said on 5/Nov/15
i was very lucky to have met elvis back in 1972 in las vegas, it was backstage, i can always remember this despite its 43 years ago that elvis was very lean and slim, i literally right next to him, i know this from photos, i was 23 in 1972 and i was and still am 6'1 without my shoes on, i cannot remember what elvis had on footwear wise but what i will say is that he was eye to eye with me, elvis was for sure taller than 5'11.75, i am sure he was 6'1, i am certainly of the view that he was over 6 barefoot, joe eposito has said elvis was measured ay 6'0.5 barefeet in army so elvis was for sure between 6'0.5-6'1
Stan said on 18/Oct/15
I saw a picture of him at a Gunther Toody's where he's being measured in front of a height chart and it looks like he's about 5'10 tops.
Mike 2 said on 12/Oct/15
Hi again Paul, I think Elvis looks a bit taller than Berle, but not by much. I don't really know much about lifts inside shoes but I think Steve recently said that neither were wearing lifts. This is why I think that photos of Elvis barefoot are the best to use as comparisons. You can see photos of the New Gladiators footage showing Elvis in his white and red gi, and wearing white socks, standing with Dave Hebler and Elvis looks to be taller and bigger, but again not by much.
It is interesting to hear though that Joe Esposito has stated that Elvis was the same height as listed on this site, as I heard that it was Joe who claimed that Elvis was measured in the army at 6ft 05" without boots, and 6ft 1 3/4" in boots. Perhaps he never said this?
Mike 2 said on 10/Oct/15
Hi Paul, I don't know Dave Hebler's height but my estimate would be 5ft 10"-5ft 11". Have a look at the New Gladiators Karate footage on YouTube and you will see that he is up to a couple of inches shorter than Elvis even though in the Ed Parker karate group photo I posted he appears to be as tall as Elvis, and Jerry Schilling who is next to Dave Hebler and Pat Parry,and who was of similar height to Elvis appears to be quite a bit taller than him. This could be down to the camera angle as that side of the group all appear to be quite tall but you can't see their feet unlike Elvis and Ed Parker whose feet you can see and who are centre shot directly in front of the lens.
paul said on 10/Oct/15
hello Mike 2 do you know how tall was David Hebler ?
im doing a research in the web , but i still cant find it
paul said on 9/Oct/15
Mike 2 i think you are right about Elvis height , but what to say about Elvis and Miltom Berle picture ?
they are the same height , and Miltom berle is 510 !!!
in the Miltom Berle program do you think he is using heels in his shors ?
Mike 2 said on 8/Oct/15
Sorry meant to say that most records show BB King as being 5ft 9 3/4 ins
Mike 2 said on 7/Oct/15
Click Here Hi Amaral , hopefully this picture will do. Most records show BB King as being 5ft 91/2 "
gx79 said on 5/Oct/15
@ amerale don't feel bad Steve was annoying kid
amaral said on 4/Oct/15
Mike 2 how are you ?
i found something in the internet called ELViSblog by Phil Arnold .
in this blog there is a pic of Elvisand BBking in 1956 .
can you post this pic , because i dont know how to do it .
it is very interesting because BB king is 5,10" and you can see that Elvis is almost 2 invhes taller
Gx79 said on 4/Oct/15
Elvis height was 5'11.75 or 6'0
amaral said on 30/Sep/15
Steve id like to apoligize for the message i sent for you im so sorry
you know , Elvis fans sometimes get upset by what the people say about the King
im sorry
177cmGuy said on 30/Sep/15
I think 5'11.75 was his night time height and the other recorded height of 6'0.5 was his morning height. 6'1 doesn't seem possible but 6'0 is still arguable for Elvis.
Gx79 said on 29/Sep/15
Steve finally admits he's wrong a proud day in history bye Steve
amaral said on 28/Sep/15
steve how are you ?
how tall is linda thompson ?
she and Elvis are in barefoot in that photo that mike 2 posted .
why dont you give your opinion about Elvis height comparing with Linda height as you did with Sinatra ?
Steve said on 27/Sep/15
"lets forget Parker , Berle , and all the artists that Steve insists to compare Elvis height ."

Amaral, you either can't read, or don't understand basic English. Or you refuse to look at photos posted snowing Berle next to people such as Bob Hope who were 5'10". Do you own research....if you are able.

And no, I don't dislike Elvis.

How we forget anything that disproves Elvis was 6'. Just accept the myth. That's what you all want. Go ahead. Believe what you want. I'm done.
Mike2 said on 27/Sep/15
Hi Amaral, I think it's not right
to accuse Steve of lying, we should respect everyone's opinion and I do believe that Steve puts across a very strong case. I do agree with you though about LindaThompson who is 5ft 9ins tall although I would say that Elvis is more like 3 inches taller rather 4. The reason I keep on going on about this Karate photo is that it is face on and shows Elvis' full height in bare feet next to two others whose heights are reported as being 6ft and 5ft9ins, and until I can find another fine example such as this I can't say much more as I have family shots where due to them being from the waist up and from certain angles I actually appear in some to be the same height as my dad who was 5ft 9 and I'm 6ft 1ins. So I am just not convinced by similar photos of Elvis. The karate photo seems to me to be an ideal photo. Thanks
jtm said on 26/Sep/15
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
I think Elvis looked similar sort of height to Leo di Caprio, more 5'11.25-5 range than 6 ft.

dicaprio is not 5'11.5. 5'10 is more like it.
amaral said on 25/Sep/15
Mike 2 how are you ?
i saw the picture of Elvis and Ed Parker in barefoot .
lets forget Parker , Berle , and all the artists that Steve insist to compare Elvis height .
lets just use Linda Thompson height .
as we know she is 5. 9 feet , and in that pic we all see that Elvis is almost 4 inches taller than Linda
so this makes him almost 6 feet .
i think Steve dont like Elvis , i dont know the reason.
and i think he is lying about Berle height
ask Steve to post a pic of Berle and someone who is 5 10 than i ll star to believe him
thas enough for me
Steve said on 25/Sep/15
Most of the photos are unreliable? I just don't get it. I guess they're 'unreliable' if they show Elvis to be under 6', but reliable when they show him to appear 6'.
james said on 25/Sep/15
if elvis was under 6ft barefoot when why did he say in a concert in 1974 he was quote 6 feet 1 and half tall, thats sounds to much but elvis looks to tall to be only 5'11 he looks like 6'1 in those films
Mike2 said on 24/Sep/15
I respect everyone's view here and can see where Steve is coming from, however most of these photos are unreliable due to the camera angles with most being waist up shots. Other photos of the same event with Danny Thomas Elvis looks to be far bigger and in the Daniel Boone photo it's obvious to me that Elvis is a good bit taller. I think that for those who want to prove that Elvis was under 6ft then Ed Parkers height needs investigating as we have photos attached to this site showing Elvis and Parker barefooted and so you can't hide your true height with lifts etc. Ed Parker was officially listed as being 6ft tall and you can see that he and Elvis were the same height, so forget the rest of these waist up shots and footwear shots, these karate photos show the real height of Elvis. Also on a final note, Elvis was measures several times in the army as being 6ft tall; on the balance of probabilities would all of these different occasions have been recorded incorrectly?
Steve said on 23/Sep/15
Sinatra was lift wearer. But not always. Berle was most definitely not a lift wearer. Tom Cruise is short. Probably no more than 5'6". there is more than an inch and a half between Berle and Dick van Dyke. More like three inches.
Steve said on 22/Sep/15
Please explain why Elvis isn't visibly taller than Pat Boone who I suspect in his prime was at most 5'10"?
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Boone with President Reagan. Click Here
Steve said on 22/Sep/15
Jerry, I go by all the evidence. Photos in mass do not lie. But the army does! Stop believing official listings. Elvis was shorter in the 1950s then suddenly grew taller with the help of lifts. It's clear to see if you just open your eyes. There are photos taken of him in the 1950's snowing him no taller than Col. Parker. Then in the 1960s he a lot taller. Milton Berle was no more than 5'10 1/2" so explain why Elvis didn't look at least an inch and a half taller. If Berle was only 5'10" which many suspect he was then Elvis should have clearly appeared two inches taller. He didn't. Case closed.
TJ said on 22/Sep/15
Sinatra is tricky though Steve. You call him 5ft 7.5, yet here he was in his 70s looking taller than Tom Cruise, who is around that height himself:
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The mid '60s photo of Sinatra and Elvis has Sinatra looking taller than some might expect against Elvis, but in other pics the height disparity between Elvis and Sinatra looks similar to the height disparity between Sinatra and Kennedy. In fact, if we could entirely trust photographs to tell us the truth, Elvis might edge out Kennedy by a very small amount using these examples:

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No, I'm not really saying that Elvis was taller than Kennedy. I don't think he was.

So what to make of the fact that the height disparity seems to change between Elvis and Sinatra? Well, how about comparing the later pic of the two with a pic taken of a then 70-year-old Sinatra looking similarly taller than he should against Reagan:

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Sinatra looked too tall against Cruise, too tall against Reagan and taller than he had previously against Elvis because Sinatra wore lifts, just as many did. Note that a biographer referenced on Sinatra's page on this site made specific mention of Sinatra being a lift wearer.

In the pic of Berle with Van Dyke, I don't see more than 1.5 inches between them, and in the pic below with Elvis I see Elvis maybe half an inch taller than Berle. It's therefore not a good example if you are certain that Elvis needs a downgrade. The constant use of Berle as a reference point could also be difficult if he was an occasional lifts wearer and who's to say he wasn't? It was rife in Hollywood at the time.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
I think Elvis looked similar sort of height to Leo di Caprio, more 5'11.25-5 range than 6 ft.
Gx79 said on 21/Sep/15
Steve u can't see there feet
Jerome Jackson said on 20/Sep/15
I emailed Elvis' former road manager Joe Esposito and asked him how tall Elvis was barefoot. He replied: 5"11.75. The army measurements vary I think, because some measured him wearing shoes and others didn't. Look up the pictures. Although some photo's are questionable like Elvis with 5' 10" B.B.King. Elvis does appear to be more than 2" taller...and they are both wearing the same standard heel shoe.
jerry said on 20/Sep/15
steve why is elvis in the army listed at 6'0 or even 6'0.5 barefoot then if your saying he is 5'11 there is so much evidence he is at least 6'0 have you steve ever read kathy westmoreland book about him being six feet plus, no why do you think you seem to be so accurate and keep asserting he was 5'11, he was not steve look at facts and read more on him
Steve said on 20/Sep/15
Milton Berle with 6'1" Dick van Dyke. Click Here

And Berle with Elvis. Click Here

No way was Elvis 6' tall. Not unless he used lifts.
Steve said on 18/Sep/15
5'10" Danny Thomas with 6' JFK. Click Here

And Danny with 5'11" Elvis Presley. Click Here

If you can't see that Elvis wasn't as tall as JFK then it's hopeless.
Steve said on 15/Sep/15
Elvis with 6'2" Edward Andrews. Click Here

Andrews with 6' Hugh Marlowe. Click Here

Marlow and Cary Grant. Click Here

There is no way that Elvis was over 5'11". Not without lifts in his shoes.
Steve said on 13/Sep/15
Grow up? Is that your answer? Just because you say he was 5'11.75" and I disagree I must be the child? Pathetic.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/15
"Elvis Presley height: 6ft 0in (183cm)"

I really do think that he was measured at 6ft0½ in the morning. Therefore, he was most likely walking around at 6ft2 in boots. I suppose 5ft11¾ is fair listing but it was probably his low. He wore boots a lot so he probably did trick people into thinking he was well over 6ft.
ednerd said on 11/Sep/15
I wouldn't go by Military measurements. my brother is / was 6 foot tall (maybe 5'11 and 3/4ths) and when he was in the military he told me they measured him at 6' 1/2 inches, then the next time they measured him at 5"11" that's a pretty good variance. doesn't sound too accurate to me. My brother just thought it was funny.
gx79 said on 10/Sep/15
elvis was 5'11.75 barfoted not 5'11 steve get over yourself grow up
Steve said on 9/Sep/15
Elvis and 5'9" Vic Morrow. Click Here

With 6'2" Walter Matthau and 5'9" Vic Morrow. Click Here

Matthau with 5'9" Jack Lemmon and 6'3" Gregory Peck. Click Here

Elvis was 5'11".
amaral said on 9/Sep/15
Steve have u already search in web about David Hebler , Jerry shilling and Ed Parker height ?
in that photo of them Elvis is in barefoot and he has same height of Ed and Hebler , but u keeping posting just pics of celwbreties that we cant see what they are using
Steve said on 9/Sep/15
gx79, open your eyes and look at the photos. He wore lifts. It's mentioned in several articles and books. Just do an internet search.
Steve said on 7/Sep/15
Elvis and Sinatra. Click Here

I see about a three and a half inch difference in height.

If Sinatra was 5'7" that makes Elvis 5'10 & 1/2".

So lets say for argument sake that Sinatra was 5'7 & 1/2".

That brings Elvis to 5'11".

Sinatra with Cary Grant, Sophia Loren and Stanley Kramer.

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It's quite obvious that Grant is at least five inches taller than Sinatra. Grant was at least 6', perhaps 6'1" in his younger days.

Of course, without seeing their feet we don't know who wore lifts and who didn't.
gx79 said on 7/Sep/15
how do we know elvis wore lift no one knows
Steve said on 6/Sep/15
Elvis wearing lifts? Nah. Can't be. Never!

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Steve said on 4/Sep/15
Gx79, that photo you linked is tilted. Go by the one I linked.

Also, I saw a newsreel where Elvis first worked at Paramount in 1957 on Loving You. In it he meets with various actors working on the lot. It showed him with Jerry Lewis who was starring in The Delicate Delinquant. Lewis was 5'10" and in this newsreel Elvis hardly looked any taller. If I can find it, I'll link it.

When Elvis started out in Hollywood, he didn't wear lifts. But later on he did. That's when he seemed to grow taller.
Gx79 said on 2/Sep/15
Elvis and dean Click Here
Steve said on 2/Sep/15
Elvis with Dean Martin. Click Here

Elvis is not taller. We can't see their shoes. Dean could be on a box. Or wearing lifts. Elvis could have been on a box or wearing lifts. Both men wore lifts. Neither was 6'.

Bottom line here is Elvis is not taller.
amaral said on 1/Sep/15
gx79 where is pic of Elvis and Martin ?
i cant see it
Steve said on 1/Sep/15
Elvis being measured for weight and height while wearing his army boots.

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Elvis with 5'11" Lee Majors.

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Steve said on 1/Sep/15
I will never agree that Elvis was 6' or especially 6'1". So live with it.

As for Dean Martin being obviosly shorter, show me those photos. And please be full shots showing their shoes. Otherwise, forget it.

I have posted a video showing Milton Berle wearing regular shoes where he is no shorter than Elvis. And I posted several photos showing Berle was no more than 5'10&1/2". Half an inch is really impossible to see. So Elvis was no more than 5'11". He even listed his height early on at 5'11".
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
steve there photo of Elvis and dean Martin before Elvis wore lift and Elvis was taller then dean who wore lifts
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
steve there photo of Elvis and dean Martin before Elvis wore lift and Elvis was taller then dean who wore lifts
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
We all agree Elvis was 6ft or 6'1 only person who doesn't agree is Steve
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
We all agree Elvis was 6ft or 6'1 only person who doesn't agree is Steve
Steve said on 28/Aug/15
Check out the boots on Elvis. Click Here

Definitely lifts. I'd guess they added at least two inches, perhaps two & a half inches. The steep angle of the foot is a dead givaway.
Steve said on 28/Aug/15
Tom Jones was 5'9" while Elvis was 5'11" so naturally you'd see a two inch difference in height.

Also, both men were lift wearers.
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Check out how much height Berle had lost by the time this photo was taken.

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Jonathan Winters who was reportedly 5'10" towers over Berle. I doubt by the time of this photo that Berle was any taller than 5'7".
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Berle with Reagan. Click Here
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Berle with 5'9" Bobby Kennedy. Click Here
Rick said on 26/Aug/15
Looks consistently 2 inches or more taller than 179cm Tom Jones in most pictures. I'd say 182 is too low, closer to 185. Also doesn't look more than 3 - 4 inches shorter than Bass singer JC Sumner who was a whopping 6'5.
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Milton Berle next to 6' JFK. Click Here
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Dean Martin once claimed on the air he was 6'1". In reality he was 5'10". He wore lifts.

Joey Bishop claimed he was 5'9&1/2". He was no more than 5'7". He wore lifts.

Johnny Carson claimed on the air he was just under 6'. In reality, Carson was 5'10". He never wore lifts. At least I never saw any on his feet.

Danny Thomas claimed on the air he was 5'11&1/2". Thomas was no more than 5'10" and never seemed to wear lifts.

Telly Savalas claimed he was 6'1". Telly was 5'10" and wore monster lifts on Kojak.

Tyrone Power said he was 6' when he was the mystery celbrity on What's My Line. Power was 5'10" and sometimes wore oifts as was the case in The Long Gray Line.

Just about all male celebs under 6' all lie about their height.

For some reason, ages ago 6' became the magic number. To attain it meant more success.
Steve said on 24/Aug/15
Those are not lifts on Berle. You watch it again and this time try to remain objective.
Mike 2 said on 24/Aug/15
Hi allie, I have listened to this show called Desert Storm many times over. It doesn't help that Elvis Was Slurring his words in places but I think he says and I quote " I'm six foot and a half', however you could be right.
Steve said on 23/Aug/15
Documentation from the army isn't exactly what I'd call irrefutable evidence. When it came to famous actors who served, their heights were usually inflated.

Elvis didn't appear taller than Berle who for argument's sake was over 5'10" but certainly not much more. So a half an inch is hard to see. Therefore I believe Elvis was 5'11".
gx79 said on 22/Aug/15
look at shoe milton wearing steve figure it out
allie said on 22/Aug/15
rob i have a tape from elvis from the 2nd sept midnight closing show 1974 elvis said he was six foot one and halfI am "sure" Elvis was six foot and his boots and lifts made him a little taller. but do you think he could have been six foot one half

In his own words I'am six one and a half"

Basically he was 6 feet tall, I just wanted to know where HE said "I am 6 feet, one and a half inches tall." That's quite a difference.:doh::doh::doh
[Editor Rob: it's a barefoot impossibility really, although maybe he's claiming a boot height.]
james said on 21/Aug/15
steve how you ever watched the film viva las vegas, there is an actor in that called Cesare Danova he was listed to be 6ft 2.5 some 6ft 4, i not sure which height is accurate he looked tall but if you look both him and elvis next to each other you can see elvis only was 2 or 3 inches shorter than him, i dont know whether elvis was wearing his 2.3 inches lifts but considering danova was at least 6ft 3 elvis must have been 6 feet at least even 6 feet 1, i agree with you steve that 6 feet 2 was wrong, i think that's fan made but arguing that elvis is only 5ft 101/2 is absurd, when we even have documentation from the army that he was measured at 6ft 1/2, i dont know milton berles height but he was for sure over 6ft
Steve said on 19/Aug/15
Elvis and Milton Berle. Click Here

Neither man is wearing lifts. They appear to be the same height. Berle was no taller than 5'10&1/2". Actors who were truly 6' or taller were obviously taller than Berle. Watch The Whispering Ghost. 6'2" Grady Sutton towers over Berle. Watch the episode of the old Texico Star Theater where 6'1" Basil Rathbone was obviously a lot taller than Berle.
Steve said on 16/Aug/15
A fellow I know and respect who's a very successful retired entertainment lawyer told me that just about every actor lies about their height. They always inflate it. He said he represented several well known male stars who claimed to be at least two inches taller than they actually were.
Steve said on 14/Aug/15
Then Milton Berle was 6'1". That would mean elevating loads of people.
Gx79 said on 12/Aug/15
Joe I agree Elvis was 6'1 rob you can't tell height unless your next to them
Steve said on 11/Aug/15
I agree with Mike. Elvis was taller than 5'10".

Here he is with 5'7" Ed Sullivan

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I see a four inch difference making Elvis 5'11".
Mike2 said on 8/Aug/15
Hi Amaral there is no way that Elvis was 5ft 10 ins, most people agree that he was 5ft 11 ins minimum. To me Elvis was 6ft, there is so much evidence to support this. I don't know Milton Berles correct height or the shoe wear he had on at the time but you just can't argue with photos of Elvis in bare feet, it adds conviction to what some of us are saying. Ed Parker was 6ft tall, I know this for sure. Do you agree that bare feet photos are more reliable that others such as the Milton Berle shot?
jon burrow said on 7/Aug/15
6ft tall
Steve said on 7/Aug/15
Gx79, I'm over 70. And you need to study English. Your writings are next to being unintelligible.
TJ said on 7/Aug/15
Steve is right about the Elvis at 6'2 claims being nonsense in that '50s magazine, but Elvis himself didn't claim that. When asked his height in 1956, he said "an even 6 foot".
amaral said on 5/Aug/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
thank you for your explanation about Parker , but did you see the photo that Steve posted of Elvis and Milton Berle . They are exactly the same height and Steve said that Berle is 510 "
what dou you about it ?
Gx79 said on 5/Aug/15
Steve your 70 and I'm 18 grow up Steve who cares Elvis height was ps there more proof he's 6'0 or 72 inch
Memphis Lady said on 2/Aug/15
Growing up in a town that's very much in the shadow of Elvis and also my own mom a big fan of his too you could say that we were gate fans at Graceland and growing up in the 70's I got to see Elvis on horseback, car, golf cart and on foot at the gates of Graceland up until the day the day he died. Without doubt Elvis was tall, for most part thin and very handsome. Easy 6ft at least, at least as tall my husband is now who is alittle over 6ft. TCB fellas
Steve said on 1/Aug/15
If he was 6'2" then add two inches to every actor he appeared with.

Again, utter nonsense.
Gx79 said on 31/Jul/15
Here what he was listed in 1956 Click Here
Gx79 said on 31/Jul/15
Here what he was listed in 1956 Click Here
Steve said on 31/Jul/15
if John Wayne wore lifts, they all wore lifts. Utter nonsense.
Mike 2 said on 31/Jul/15
Photos of Ed Parker with 5ft 7 ins to 5ft 8 ins Bruce Lee and also Elvis
Click Here
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amaral said on 31/Jul/15
Mike 2 i saw the pic that u posted of Elvis in barefoot besides Ed Park .But i also saw the pic that Steve posted of Elvis besides Milton Berle , and i was very disapointed that Berle is 5,10 " .
what do you think about Steve says about Elvis height .
i think Steve is right because you can see that Elvis and Berle are the sqme height .
are you sure that Ed Park is 6" ?
Mike 3 said on 30/Jul/15
If Elvis used lifts then of course we all know so did John Wayne who boosted his height by 4 inches for years in his cowboy boots with lifts.
Mike 3 said on 30/Jul/15
Straight to the point, Elvis without a doubt 6ft.
5'11 guy said on 30/Jul/15
with Richard Nixon he's barely taller by a fraction. So with shoes or boots on he was 6 foot no doubt. Period. 5'11" barefoot is right on. Many of you are mental arguing about growing after 18. Funny how uneducated people tend to have delusions of grandeur. Hahha life is to be appreciated not scared of
Steve said on 29/Jul/15
Jack, bless you. I'm far from being young. Once I past 70 I realized youth is strictly for the young.

Oh, by the time Elvis met Grant backstage, Grant had lost height. And Elvis was wearing height increasing footwear.
Gx79 said on 29/Jul/15
Rob don't you you think it time to change Elvis height to 6'0 would you agree that there more prof he was 6'0?
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@ Steve look at cristino Ronaldo soccer player he was listed at 5'10.5 at 18/19 now he's 6'1 at 30
Rob would u agree it is posibal to grow after 18?
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@ Steve look at cristino Ronaldo soccer player he was listed at 5'10.5 at 18/19 now he's 6'1 at 30
Rob would u agree it is posibal to grow after 18?
Mike 2 said on 27/Jul/15
I contacted Graceland Archives and asked them whether they had an army document which showed Elvis' measurement as 6ft in barefoot and 6ft 1 3/4ins in boots. I also asked whether they had any information regarding some suggestion that Elvis grew after he joined the army. All I received back was a link to the 1956 interview on Youtube in which Elvis refers to himself as 'six foot even', and then I was informed that the army documents also confirm this. So I was slightly disappointed at the response as I did mention this site and that there is also documentation stating that Elvis was 5ft 11ins.
Graceland are obviously of the opinion that Elvis was six foot ' period', so I tried to get more information for us to debate, but to be honest we are no better off. I am beginning to believe that the document showing the two measurements taken in the army with and without boots doesn't exist as I can't locate it anywhere!
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@cody I agree Elvis was 6'0 tall and his should be changed to 6'0
Steve said on 26/Jul/15
I asked my doctor. He said the vast majority of boys stop growing in height between 16 and 18 years of age. By 18 in 99% of males, height ceases as the bones fuse together. There have been rare cases of height increasing past 18, but by 25, the rarity becomes infinitesimal.

If Elvis gained height as an adult he did so using special footwear.

Finally, and this will end my argument, tall actors always appear tall on screen. When I say tall I mean 6' or more. Cary Grant always looked tall. So do today's actors such as Kevin Costner or Christian Bale. But with Elvis he started out looking no more than 5'11". He even looked 5'10". Then in later films he 'grew' till he towered over most male co-stars.
Jack said on 26/Jul/15
Its more common than people realise here that people do grow after reaching adulthood in their 20's, as my mother did, I did, we both grew an inch and and just over an inch and an quarte. I know friends too that this has happened. This was when we were all in our twenties too. Your body never stops changing and growing in certain ways throughout your life weather it be height, feet, bone density, your body becoming more filled out as you get older. Your body, height, size is in continuous state of change from day one until the day you die, that's pretty much a medical fact. With respect to all of you here. Elvis's body changed drastically over the years and not just in weight but he, shot up very quickly in height as a teenager. People don't tell you that both when him and Buddy Holly were the same age of getting their first driving licences as kids before fame buddy holly at 17-18 was 5ft 03 until his late growth spurt got him to 5.11 before he died tragically. Elvis at 16 was already 5.11, so he was almost 6ft as a kid and very skinny and lanky and had that look until pretty much the army. He started to fill out in his 20's. But Elvis had what you call long limbs, legs, arms and gangly. He was in fact measured at over 6ft for the army with his boots on and 6ft without. The famous photos you see of Elvis physicals or for publicity. But Elvis actual physical height in socks was 6ft.05 consistently on four occasions. His fellow army buddies who served with him and were present at various points of Elvis physicals during his army tenur, not the famous the publicity stunt one but the subsequent ones after, have all testified that serving with Elvis great. He was just another guy but they also state on his physicals his weight remained pretty stable in the army always between 170-175 and his height in stocking feet was 6ft just by .05 inch. Not my words but his fellow servicemen he served with in Germany. If I'm to believe anybody here, I'm going to believe our servicemen whom served in our country, worked with Elvis everyday and pulled and shoved dirt in freezing winters for two years with him. That's real honesty and respect right there. If we can't respect our troops and ex servicemen then and put photos over their knowing the man and seeing the man on a daily basis and not only that but dressing down for his physicals then the question here should be here; Do we all need to see a Dr? Elvis was 6ft and I'm not even saying it from the army facts, I'm saying it from the guys in the army who also had their physicals with him too and were witness to his weigh in and height on physicals in the army as Elvis was to there's. God bless and have a good day.
Cody said on 25/Jul/15
I never met Elvis but been to many of the Elvis conventions over the years at Elvis week, held yearly at Graceland and had the good fortune to meet many of the lovely people who worked and co starred with Elvis from Scotty Moore to James Burton to Kathy Westmoreland. Now all these people worked with him on a daily basis for many years right through his career at the beginning and at the end. Both Scotty and James are 5ft 9 and 5ft 10 respectively each and Kathy Westmoreland is 5ft 0. Both James and Scotty have said on many occasions with or without boots Elvis was at least 6ft. Kathy who not to make the beautiful little lady blush but whom has already stated in her book publicly had shared her bed with Elvis and had a brief relationship with him when she joined the show and his concerts in 1971 said that that the key thing upon meeting Elvis was he was a lot taller in person than she expected at least 6ft. She should know pardon the pun and obvious here but Elvis would not be wearing his boots of cowboy hat to bed if you get my drift. So three very close people whom knew Elvis from right across all of Elvis's career have addressed this publicly and more directly by Kathy Westmoreland in her book years ago which she's now Republishing with an upto date version next year I think. It should be an amazing book that's for sure as this little lady also went to high school and is best friends with none other than Steve Martin the comedian whom she managed to meet Elvis in Vegas and there you have it. Plus Steve Martin thinks Elvis stood at 6ft 2ins just to add fuel here. But I certainly believe Scotty, James and Kathy as they have no reason whatsoever to lie or any basis for gain either so it's based on the truth. Have a nice day. But I definately go with their view that Elvis was at least 6ft.
Gx79 said on 24/Jul/15
@steve if you look up people male can grow up to age 25 but Elvis rounded his height down he was 5'11.5-75 he wore lift because people wanted him to be bigger then life
Steve said on 23/Jul/15
Gx79, growing after reaching adulthood is extremely rare. This document you linked is accurate. Elvis was 5'11". A slight lift boosted him to 6'.

And 88, I agree that 5'11" is relatively tall, even today. But I don't agree that Elvis lost a full inch during the day.
katrina said on 23/Jul/15
rob have you ever seen the film love a lot love a little elvis was the same height as actor dick sargent who was 6'2 elvis was wearing lifts but is possible he could have been 6'1 barefoot rob?
88 said on 22/Jul/15
5'11 is tall! Where do people get off thinking 5'11 is short?! I believe he was 5'11 on his day after all his hard work after the latter part of the day,and 6 ft in the early morning and early part of the day. Many people are about an inch taller in the early part of the day.
Gx79 said on 22/Jul/15
here what height Elvis put down in his younger years I think Elvis was 6'0 because some people grow until 22
Click Here
Steve said on 22/Jul/15
Lack of progress? Meaning I don't agree with you?

Well, too bad. I don't. And I didn't panic. How childish.
Rattlesnake Jake said on 19/Jul/15
Again Steve proves my argument and back ups everything I've previously stated in my last comment by his lack of 'Progress'. He reinforced his statements in a panic when Mike 2 had verified documents and evidence come in from Graceland. His reply was both laughable and comic to a fault. The old standard Steve reply of 'Elvis is using lifts and below 6ft blah blah blah'. However I did notice with Steve an admitted mistake that I don't think he realised himself. He put Elvis height at 5.11 3/4, and started talking weight as a source of measuring people's heights too now. With the greatest respect that's when I knew really Steve does not really 'Know' what he's talking about. It's all very vague and speculative with him and he's certainly not an attorney that I've ever heard of with respect. What attorney basis his case so much on hearsay without evidence? I'm actually not biased either way on Elvis's height but I'm certainly a realist. I certainly don't have height issues myself as I'm 6ft 2ins myself so I'm only on this page out of curiosity. But I certainly think everybody is allowed to share their opinion on here just as much as you Steve. Mike2 Way to go man. We should get Elvis back to 6ft officially as that's what all the evidence says. As for Dave Hebler he was never the same height as Elvis and in various photos which you can find online of them together online you will see that Elvis is taller by two - three inches. Dave's height officially is listed as 5ft 10ins and I've spoken to him and met him so I can say that with eyewitness certainty. Have a good day people . Respectfully, Rattlesnake Jake
Gx79 said on 16/Jul/15
Rob listing for ones he was measured 6'1 3/4 in boots 1.2 inch boots whitch would make him 6'0.5
@ Steve your a stupid idiot at least rob can tell height better then you tbh this is a good website there just some height that should be changed
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
I think 5'11.5 is the best shout, I'd say 6'0.5 more likely a shoe measurement.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
No way was Elvis over 6 ft barefoot, in fact I thought he could look in 181-2 range. See him Katrina with 6'1.5 Wendell Corey in Loving You who had him by an easy 2 inches.
Steve said on 15/Jul/15
Elvis couldn't have been over six feet barefoot. That would mean Milton Berle was over 6' and that's most certainly not the case.
amaral said on 13/Jul/15
steve do u know hall tall was David Hebler ?
elvis is the same height of David hebler by the photo Mike 2 posted .
i think you are right about Milton Berle
are you sure Milton Berle is 5 11 ?
in that program in 1956 elvis was 21 years ,, maybe Elvis increased in beight till 1957 ,?
because you just post pics of Elvis in the pre army films
why don t you post some pics of Elvis besides any actor in barefoot in the 70 '
amaral said on 13/Jul/15
steve do u know hall tall was David Hebler ?
elvis is the same height of David hebler by the photo Mike 2 posted
Mike 2 said on 13/Jul/15
Presley, Elvis/Elvis' height


Follow-Ups to Answer from Expert Sherrie
Ramiro wrote at 2007-01-03 14:32:05
I've consulted Graceland Archives of Elvis Presley Enterprises and they say that Elvis was measured in the army in bare feet at 6'0.5'' or 184.15 cm, according to the army records. They use to round it down to 6' but the exact Elvis' height was 6'0.5''. Ramiro.
The above I located online, I believe Ramiro has contributed to this site too
[Editor Rob: yet we have a photo Of Elvis in his boots being measured]
Steve said on 13/Jul/15
Jake, I have no idea what you're saying except it appears angers you I refuse to agree with you. I guess you believe it would be better if I said something like "Well, Elvis could gave been six feet, even over it, but I still question it."

Steve said on 12/Jul/15
"Elvis was 5ft 11.75in (182 cm); however, he routinely wore shoes that had "lifts" inserted into his size 11 shoes making him over 6 feet tall."

I believe the lift claim. But I think Elvis was no more than 5'11". If he was 6' he wouldn't look that short next to actors who were over 6'. And he would have towered over Milton Berle.

I also believe he was around 165 to 170 lbs. in his prime. That helped him to appear taller than he really was.
Jake said on 12/Jul/15
The problem we have here regarding Elvis's height Steve is whilst other's are open to depate, you are frankly 'NOT' surely if as you suggest that your truly an attorney, then debating should be part of your practice rather than fictional, one sided views. Your just stuck permanently on your one view with listening to what others are debating or talking about here. Everybody is also entitled to their own Elvis opinions on this page just as much yourself. Please try listening and reading alitte more openly as it will lead for far more interesting discussion rather than repeating yourself. There is many well respected people on here that are just as equal to you whom know an awful lot more about Elvis history than we do. It's best to show respect and be a gentleman.
Bran said on 11/Jul/15
Rob, surely the 4th bullet point down cant be correct ?
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[Editor Rob: seems improbable, but then if he was eating what's suggested, he could have been in massive calorie intake, 90,000 though seems a bit much!]
Mike 2 said on 11/Jul/15
Hi Steve, no you don't have to accept what I say, that's the whole point of this site, however I have to be honest and I can't help it if it goes against your opinion. Ed Parker was my height and I so my mind is made up. As I have stated previously I have much experience taking people's height and so at the time of meeting EdParker I actually studied his height and this was long before this site existed! All the evidence on the balance of probabilities with the documentation will is official and won't go away means that Elvis was 6ft . My evidence about Ed Parker is not hearsay evidence, I have spent years also dealing with court evidence!!
Steve said on 11/Jul/15
With all due respect, anyone can say they met some celeb. But that doesn't necessarrily make it true. I read lots of personal sightings where people make claims about heights. Some are accurate or at least fall within an inch of being accurate. Others are obviously false such as someone claiming they met Paul Newman who they swore was no more than 5'7.

Mike 2, you say you met Ed Parker. That means we must accept your word as being 100% true. But we have conclusive evidence Elvis was the same height as Milton Berle. And that Elvis was considerably shorter than other celebs listed as being 6'1".

Having been an attorney, I must go by the best evidence available. Heresay doesn't qualify.

Now if you had photos taken of you with Ed Parker....
amaral said on 10/Jul/15
please i want know who is right ?
Steve who says Elvis is 510" cause has the same height of Milton Berle and with enbasement cause we can see in tv show that Elvis has the similar height of Berle or Mike 2 is right who posted a photo of Elvis and Ed Parker in barefoot and they both have the same height .
milton Berle is the same height of Ed Parker who is 6" or Ed parker has the same height of Berle who is 510" as Steve said .
Steve said on 7/Jul/15
Ramiro, that's not true. There are people who met Elvis who said he was less than 6'. I've read their comments going way back. One guy who used to post here who claimed he met Elvis said he was 5'11". I forget his name.

You're right that hardly anyone is exactly 6'. Then there's the question were they measured wearing shoes or barefoot.
Steve said on 6/Jul/15
What are you taliking about? Prolpitly!
gx79 said on 6/Jul/15
@steve herse what elvis put as his height at 17year old Click Here
hers a pic of elvis army id Click Here whitch proves both you and rob were wrong here his license from 1968 Click Here he also was listed at 6'1 persanly i belive he was 6'0.5 who agress with me elvis height should be changed to 6'0.5 his real height
Ramiro said on 6/Jul/15
The problem with these kind of discussions, is that it`s literally impossible to arrive to the desired answer. NOBODY is exactly 6 feet tall, 5'11'' tall, or whaterver; and if we take into cosideration other factors as time of the day, if the person went to bed or not, etc..., everybody's height can vary a lot. Then, if we have to discuss using pics or images, the amount of distorting factors in presence makes it ridiculous trying to say "that person is exactly...."

In any case, there isn't a single quote of people who knew or met Elvis saying less than 5'11.5'' and there are a lot saying 6' or more. And that exactly agrees with Elvis' medical measurements, being all 6' except the one where he didn't go to bed all the previous night.
Gx79 said on 5/Jul/15
@ Steve how do you know if your right Elvis height at 17 was 5'11.5!he prolpitly grow another inch
Steve learn what your talking about
Steve said on 4/Jul/15
Not seeing the feet you cannot say for certain Wagner was wearing cowboy boots. And if he was, how do you know they had large heels?

Somewhere there are a set of photos showing Elvis with Wagner when Elvis went to work at the Fox studio. Both are in street attire. They are basically the same height. If I find them I will post them.
Ramiro said on 3/Jul/15
Again using pics where we can't see feet (even from waist up), nor floor or ground, without knowing if they are somewhat tilted, and where Elvis' companions are clearly in cowboy boots, where Elvis, according with clothes, is surely in regular shoes or even in slippers. As an example of the latter, in one of the pics with Robert Wagner Elvis is "dressed" in housecoat, very probably in his dressing room, while Wagner is dressed as his cowboy movie role.
Mike 2 said on 2/Jul/15
Regarding the karate photo Jerry Schilling does look a lot taller than Elvis and Dave Hebler appears to be of similar height, however in reality Jerry was similar in height to Elvis, perhaps a bit taller and Dave Hebler was shorter than Elvis, so whether the group on the right of this photo were on a raised level, or it's just an angle thing I don't know, but Jerry does look huge. I am satisfied with Elvis, Ed Parker and Linda Thompson though, as they are in the centre looking straight at the camera and you can see Elvis' and Ed's feet. It is worth looking at the New Gladiator footage on Youtube to see what I mean about Dave Hebler, who is now a grand master of Kenpo. In the film you can see that for some strange reason Elvis is training in boots in some of it, but there is plenty of footage of hm barefooted and he seems to be a couple of inches taller than Dave Hebler and Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace who was listed as being 5ft 10ins tall at the time. So for me it really depends upon how tall Ed Parker was as he is virtually the same height as Elvis, and having met himI truly believe that he was 6ft tall. People can disagree with me, but of course I disagree with them. Perhaps we should follow Steve when he describes himself as being roughly 5ft 9ins tall, and agree that Elvis was roughly 6ft tall. Now that we have this karate photo I can't take other photos seriously as they are mostly from the waist up and either person could be wearing a variety of different footwear. So, how about a photo of Elvis and Johnny Cash standing next to each other barefooted. Now there's a challenge!!
jboliver said on 1/Jul/15
steve how tall is jerry schilling ?
elvis is few inches shorter than him .
i think he is 6,3" , in the photo that mike 2 posted elvis is standing in barefoot besides ed parker .
but you can compare him to david hebler and jerry dchilling and for me he is a tad under 6' , but never 511" as you insist to say
Steve said on 30/Jun/15
This is more like it. Click Here
Gx79 said on 28/Jun/15
@ Steve here tell me the difrent know Steve Click Here
Steve said on 27/Jun/15
A mountain of excuses. Oh, the reason is...

Come on!

Elvis and Milton Berle were the same height. Neither wore lifts on that television program.
Elvis was a lot shorter than 6'3" Steve Forrest. He was shorter than 6'1" Johnny Cash. Nearly five inches shorter than 6'3" Jimmy Dean. Several inches shorter than 6'2" Edward Andrews.
Jake said on 27/Jun/15
Look at What Elvis is wearing closely in that picture with Rob Wagner and you will see he's actually in a robe and on the set, in between shoots for Love me tender. The bigger photo of this which exists shows both men full body and Elvis is in slacks underneath and a shirt with loafers shoes which were flat and Rob Wagner was in Cowboy gear with guns at his side and wearing western boots. Truth.
Gx79 said on 26/Jun/15
@ Steve you can't see there feet
Mike 2 said on 26/Jun/15
Regarding Ed Parker I'm afraid that it is true but if I'm not believed then so be it. A barefooted photo of Elvis next to 6ft Ed Parker is enough for me. Waist up shots with other people prove nothing. to me this barefooted photo says it all. As has been said 6ft Ed Parker on Elvis' right and 5ft 9in Linda Thompson on his left. Nothing left to say.
Nick said on 26/Jun/15
Word for you guys out there,Steve is well known on this website and it's pointless trying to argue with him, he will show a million silly photos that simply do not prove anything. For the record I'm a professional photographer in LA and I suggest Steve find either a hobby or a woman lol other than just this website in his life.
katrina said on 26/Jun/15
Rampage I don't think Elvis was quite as tall as that. Lisa was only a little girl when he was alive so he would probably seem a lot bigger to her, the army have said he was 6'0.5 he has a driving licence which listed him as 6ft and 6ft 1 I believe he was about 6'0.5 which is why he was similar to Ed parker
Steve said on 25/Jun/15
Here's Elvis with 5'11" Robert Wagner. Click Here
sam said on 25/Jun/15
elvis could have been 6ft 1/2 but steve is wrong elvis was over 5'11 he looks at least 3 inches taller than linda thompson
Steve said on 25/Jun/15
Elvis and Berle look to be the same height.

Just because someone claims Ed Parker was 6' doesn't make it true. I go be all the evidence.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/15
His daughter Lisa Marie Presley describes him as being 6ft2.
jboliver said on 25/Jun/15
Steve sometimes i agree withyou about Elvis height
i Think Elvis is a tad taller than Berle , as you posted the video in 1956.
Now i dont know if you are right .
Mike 2 posted a pic of Elvis standing beside Ed Parker in barefoot and they have the same height .
Ed Parker is 6" .
what do you have to say about ?
so why dont you post a pic of actor that is 6" beside Elvis and stop post actors that everybody knows that is 6 3 ' as jack lord and Forrest .and we ll stop arguing .
Mile 2 did this why dont you do the same , search in the web an actor that is 6 " besides Elvis .
Gx79 said on 24/Jun/15
@ Steve so your a strong 5'8 weak 5'9
Steve said on 23/Jun/15
I'm roughly 5'9".
Gx79 said on 22/Jun/15
@ Steve how tall are you me I'm 6'1
Steve said on 22/Jun/15
Maybe Steve Forrest borrowed Jack Lord's lifts. Click Here
Steve said on 21/Jun/15
Jack Lord. No lifts. Click Here

Elvis. Definitely with lifts. Click Here
Gx79 said on 21/Jun/15
@ mike 2 and @ nick jack lord website aside he wore 2 inch Cuban heel boots which would make him a solid 6'3 tall
Steve said on 20/Jun/15
Jack Lord wearing lifts😂
Mike2 said on 20/Jun/15
There is an entry in Jack Lord's page that he used to wear lifts to make him 6fy 3ins tall, so that probably explains the height difference too
Nick said on 20/Jun/15
simple Jack Lord was well known to use two inch lifts inside his Cuban heeled boots. This was confirmed on several occasions when his clothing was auctioned at memorabilia auctions by his estate. His boots had lifts inside plus this photo in question and also it's other photo from the same shoot Jack is much closer too the camera, giving the impression of greater height and size, broader shoulders etc. anybody whom works with camera, photography, film, lighting, staging will totally understand this from a professional perspective. Like a certain angle can make person look fatter or thinner. It's as simple as that. We've all had those photos that don't serve in the best possible light. It's just all about position.
gx791 said on 19/Jun/15
@ steve ther must be 100 or 1000 of coment from you just on this page
gx79 said on 19/Jun/15
@ steve just give up elvis was 6'0 tall our close to it and who know jack lord could have been wearing lifts they were popular during the 1970s and we cant see there feet and @ mike 2 is more right about elvis height
gx79 said on 19/Jun/15
@ steve just give up elvis was 6'0 tall our close to it and who know jack lord could have been wearing lifts they were popular during the 1970s and we cant see there feet and @ mike 2 is more right about elvis height
gx79 said on 19/Jun/15
@ mike2 thanks for the post
Mike 2 said on 19/Jun/15
Click Here The explanation Steve seems to be that Jack Lord was 6ft 2ins according to his gun licence. Personally I think that you cannot judge a person's height by' from the waist up 'shots when the people concerned are in different footwear. I go back to the photo of Parker and Elvis which does show their true heights as they are barefooted, so we can discount the other photos such as the one with Jack Lord. Parker was 6ft and so it seems was Elvis. No footwear involved in this photograph. With the army documents, driving licence, gold suit measurements and the Ed Parker photo the evidence is overwhelming to support that Elvis was indeed a six foot male. I personally cannot change my view having met Ed Parker and seeing this 6ft male standing next to Elvis.. I don't think that I can add anymore, having seen other 6ft males on this site with little evidence supporting their height I fail to see why Elvis is now not upgraded to 6ft. Thank you
Mike 2 said on 19/Jun/15
Click Here This shows the measurements relating to the gold lame suit and as you can see it mentions Elvis' height without shoes. Again it's 6ft.
Steve said on 18/Jun/15
Just because someone claims Ed Parker was 6' doesn't mean it was true. I've been told people's heights, only to discover it was inflated. I have a friend who swears he's 6'2" yet it's obvious he's barely 5'11".

Elvis was no taller than Milton Berle. Berle was considerably shorter than Basil Rathbone. And Rathbone was two inches shorter than Red Skelton!
Steve said on 18/Jun/15
Explain why Elvis is a lot shorter than 6'1" Jack Lord. Click Here

Lord was 6'1" because he was an inch shorter than Sean Connery in Dr. No.
jboliver said on 18/Jun/15
Mike 2 how are you ?
this is the photo that i mentioned .Elvis and Parker and David hebler have the same height .
just jerry shilling is the taller of them , i thin 6 3 '
i think Milton Berle was wearing heels in that program in 1956 . what do you think about ?
Jboliver said on 17/Jun/15
Id like Steve could see this picture , so he could change his mind .
Jboliver said on 17/Jun/15
Id like Steve could see this picture , so he could change his mind .
Mike 2 said on 17/Jun/15
Click Here Hi GX79, I'm very well thanks, please cut and paste the above, it's the best I can do. Steve, Ed Parker is the grey haired male on Elvis' right and having met him I can confirm is 6ft tall. I have spent 33 years taking people's height and so i am quite interested in the subject as well as being an Elvis fan for over 50 years, which is how I met Ed Parker. I am very good at estimating peoples height and sometimes people say that they are shorter than they really are! I closely studied Ed Parker in order to compare his height to Elvis', and this is why I am certain that the 6ft readings are accurate. I do appreciate how photos can distort people's height, however if you are able to see this photo you can see that Elvis and Ed Parker are standing shoulder to shoulder, barefooted which helps to make a very good comparison with someone who is also listed as being 6ft tall (Parker), together with my own assessment following the time I met him.I hope this helps.
clive said on 17/Jun/15
i have read many books by linda thompson his girfriend before he died andnshe was 5ft 9 she said elvis was 6ft 1 i think i agree with her that he was 6ft 1 more than 5'11.75 because as people have said he is slighty taller than ed parker who was 6ft
cathy said on 17/Jun/15
rob if as other people have asserted that elvis was a fraction taller than ed parker who was 6ft then surely elvis was taller than your listing of 5'11.75 i am aware he did wear platform lifts in the 1970s but i think elvis was most likely 6'1 do you think an upgrade to 6'1 is possible?
[Editor Rob: not when he's been measured around 6ft]
jboliver said on 16/Jun/15
hello Mike 2 how are you ?
can you post this photo that i mentioned and you mentioned below .
this way i can start to dont agree with Steve that Elvis was only 511'
as tou saw in that pictures Elvis and Ed Parker are in barefoot and they have the same height
jboliver said on 16/Jun/15
hello Mike 2 how are you ?
can you post this photo that i mentioned and you mentioned below .
this way i can start to dont agree with Steve that Elvis was only 511'
as tou saw in that pictures Elvis and Ed Parker are in barefoot and they have the same height
Steve said on 16/Jun/15
Then Milton Berle was a tad over six feet. And Basil Rathbone was at least 6'3".

I don't buy that Elvis was any more than 5'11". He wore lifts starting in the 1960's. Anyone a tad over 6' doesn't need to wear them.
Gx79 said on 16/Jun/15
@ Steve look at Elvis head its down
jboliver said on 16/Jun/15
steve this is not ed parker with elvis ,
ed parker has gray hair and he is from hawai .
you can see Elvis standing beside Ed patker in this series of photo that you found this one .as i mentioned before
jboliver said on 16/Jun/15
steve this is not ed parker with elvis ,
ed parker has gray hair and he is from hawai .
you can see Elvis standing beside Ed patker in this series of photo that you found this one .as i mentioned before
gx79 said on 15/Jun/15
@ steve that would make rob clam right that elvis was 5'11 3/4 barfooted
Mike 2 said on 15/Jun/15
That isn't Ed Parker with Elvis Steve.The photo being referred to by jboliver is a group shot with Master Ed Parker standing on Elvis' right and Linda Thompson to his left. You can see that both Elvis and Ed are barefooted and I think that Elvis is just a tad taller out the two, which is repeated in their many photographs together, both with and without shoes. As I have mentioned I have met Ed Parker and believe him to be six foot for reasons I have already covered which is why I am therefore positive that Elvis was at least 6 feet tall and probably a tad over in bare feet .
Mike 2 said on 15/Jun/15
That isn't Ed Parker with Elvis Steve.The photo being referred to by jboliver is a group shot with Master Ed Parker standing on Elvis' right and Linda Thompson to his left. You can see that both Elvis and Ed are barefooted and I think that Elvis is just a tad taller out the two, which is repeated in their many photographs together, both with and without shoes. As I have mentioned I have met Ed Parker and believe him to be six foot for reasons I have already covered which is why I am therefore positive that Elvis was at least 6 feet tall and probably a tad over in bare feet .
Steve said on 15/Jun/15
Milton Berle with Elvis. Click Here

Milton Berle with 6'1" Basil Rathbone. Click Here
Steve said on 12/Jun/15
Parker was taller than Elvis. Click Here

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