How tall is Elvis Presley ?

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Elvis Presley height: 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

US Singer, The King of Rock n Roll has in the past been listed as standing as tall as 6ft 2. Now, in person he probably did appear quite tall but often wore big heeled footwear.

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
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Brad says on 30/Jan/15
As listed.
Steve says on 29/Jan/15
Those are lifts

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Steve says on 29/Jan/15
Tyrone Power was measured by the Marines to be 5'11&1/2". True height was around 5'10".

Glenn Ford's height reported by the Navy was 6'1". True height was 5'11".

I have people tell me things that in the end turns out not to be true. Especially people who were close to someone.

I base my opinion on what I see.

Elvis was the same height as Milton Berle. He was considerably shorter than 6'2" Edward Andrews.

There's a sort of magic number to being six feet tall. How many male celebs have lied about their height? Showbiz is filled with made up stuff.
Mike F says on 29/Jan/15
I also go with people's testimonies, such as Joe's and also my own observations when I have met people who knew Elvis such as EdParker and Richard Davis and standing next to these people I believe that Elvis was not a lot shorter than myself (6ft1 ins), so I am firmly in the 6ft camp. I think like others on this site that there is factual and authentic documentation in existence to support Elvis being a 6 ft person compared to other celebs who don't have really anything to prove their heights. If these official documents don't prive his height then nothing ever will. What else are we waiting for?
Steve says on 29/Jan/15
Mike, I go by all evidentiary. Photographs, old video clips, people's testimony - the works. Just relying on what some people claimed isn't enough.

As for the military, I know for a fact they haven't been that accurate with celebrities. Always inflating their height.

I believe Elvis was no more than 5'11" barefoot. That's my position. That's where I rest my case.
Steve says on 29/Jan/15
I'd like to add, I watched several classic video clips, two with Elvis and Milton Berle. In both they're the same height.

Then I watched two with Berle and Bob Hope. They were the same height.

Then I watched one with Berle and Ronald Reagan where Reagan was at least two inches taller and at times appeared to be three inches taller. That one was a kinescope from one of Berle's early TV shows.

Watch them for yourself. You be the judge.
Steve says on 28/Jan/15
In this group photo Elvis looks barely 5'10"

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5'11" Skitch Henderson with Elvis

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And Henderson with 5'10" Johnny Carson

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Mike F says on 28/Jan/15
I can't see Joe Esposito lying over something such as his height . According to another person who made an entry on Elvis Collector they have seen documentation with these two measurements,so it would be nice to see these. Again I would like to bring to notice my point about the 5 11 army measurement, surely all these heights would have been take the same way? So if they were in boots then Elvis would be in bare feet 5 10 or below which we know is incorrect. This to me supports theory that two measurements were taken, with and without boots,.
Steve says on 27/Jan/15
If Elvis was over six feet tall then so was Milton Berle. That means so was Bob Hope because when they were younger they were the same height. That would mean Jerry Lewis was over six feet because he and Berle were the same height, and that would mean Dean Martin was close to being six feet without lifts. Naturally that would have made John Wayne over 6'6". And since Rock Hudson was taller than Wayne he'd end up being 6'7".

See where this is going?

Elvis was most likely 5'11" barefoot and 6' in regular shoes.

And one thing I learned being an attorney, never trust the opinion of a person who was a close friend or associate of another. Do your own independent research.
Mike F says on 26/Jan/15
Joe Espositos comments can be found on Elvis collectors.com from Oct 2006 in which it related Joe saying that they were measured with and without Boots and that Elvis was 6ft 1/2 inch in bare feet and 6ft 1 3/4 ins in boots!!
Mike F says on 21/Jan/15
Rob, if the attached army records which all apart from one show Elvis at 6ft, wouldn't the heights have been measured in a standard way, which means that at 5ft 11 in boots Elvis was under 5ft 10 which we all accept was no where near to his real height. Joe Esposito has said that they were measured both with and without boots. It would be interesting to have American service personnel who served around this time give their comments as it could add credibility to some of the views of ourselves.
Steve says on 21/Jan/15
Rob seems like a very fair person with no axe to grind. So accusing him of being mean-spirited is really uncalled for.
JRtherealJR says on 21/Jan/15
Your link at the top of the page clicks to 6 Army records, 5 of which state Elvis was 6 feet tall. Yet the site admin on here chooses to go with the one report which states Elvis was just under 6 feet. Bit mean-spirited don't you think?
[Editor Rob: I'm going with the fact that Elvis has been seen to have been measured in boots At 6ft 1/2 inch. He could be 5ft 11.5 without footwear, mean-spirited might be giving him 5ft 11 and saying the boots were 1.5 inches.]
Steve says on 20/Jan/15
Castro was never 6'3". Once again we have hype over fact.

Castro with Ernest Hemingway who was reportedly 6'

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And Hemingway with Gary Cooper

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Steve says on 19/Jan/15
"By the way, as I've said before, Kennedy used to wear high heeled shoes."

I never saw any example of Kennedy wearing anything but normal shoes including the photo you linked.

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Now, here are shoes that add height.

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Steve says on 19/Jan/15
"Just look at these photographs where Fidel Castro (6'3'' tall) and Nixon looked similar in height"

The ol' apple crate trick:

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Steve says on 19/Jan/15
If you look at his footwear in later films, those elevated him by at least two inches.

Anyway, I'm tired of arguing. I did it for a living. Now that I'm retired, I find it doesn't do much for me.

It's a crying shame that Col. Parker kept Elvis from taking on more serious parts. He was offered several that could have changed his film career.
Judd says on 19/Jan/15
never bought fidel castro at 6'3" or more...
Ramiro says on 19/Jan/15
Don't know if you noticed, but Elvis tends to be in a relaxed posture, while the ones beside him tend to stretch. Don't you find it strange for a person who tries to appear taller than he really was??

And I've said before, if Elvis wore lifts, they should be a fraud bigger than the tale's invisible clothes of the Emperor...

The persons who actually had Elvis' footwear in their hands, say that Elvis didn't wear any lifts and that the so called were "doctor scholl" insoles. What if they say the truth?
Ramiro says on 19/Jan/15
Just look at these photographs where Fidel Castro (6'3'' tall) and Nixon looked similar in height:

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According to these pics, Elvis should have been 6'3'' or so.

By the way, Elvis didn't wear cowboy boots nor big heels in his visit to Nixon:

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TJ says on 19/Jan/15
The pics of Nixon with Bush Sr. at that time suggest that he hadn't lost height at the time he met Elvis. Not sure what Elvis had on his feet. Also not sure whether or not Nixon was prone to wearing lifts. He does tend to fluctuate in height a little in photos, but, as noted by Ramiro, photos are often misleading.

I agree that Elvis did well with westerns, Steve, and particularly Flaming Star. He was still hungry then of course. By the time of his last western, Charro, he'd pretty much given up on Hollywood.
Ramiro says on 18/Jan/15
Here's a pic where David Bowie, who was shorter than John Lennon, towers over him. This photograph reminds me much of that with Muhammad Ali towering over Elvis. Lennon has the same extremely relaxed position, perhaps backing in the wall, and even that same face of boredom. Bowie, like Ali, is stretched to the maximum, euphoric:

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Maybe some visual effect too, because, there are other photos at the same place and time where Lennon looks taller than Bowie:

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Here we go again with Nixon. Wasn't Lyndon B. Johnson somewhere between 6'3.5'' and 6'4''? Let's say even 6'3''. There are photographs where Nixon isn't as far as expected in height:

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Even these pictures:

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Picture where Johnson absolutely towers over Kennedy:

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Of course, you can find pics where the difference in height seems so be shorter:

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and larger again:

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By the way, as I've said before, Kennedy used to wear high heeled shoes. Perhaps it had something to do with his back problems caused by having one leg slighty larger than the other:

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What more can I say... If pictures are the only thing we have to estimate someone's height, let's do it knowing that it's nothing more than a very imprecise exercise to spend time with.

Elvis' height, when properly measured, was 6'. And rough estimates from people who knew him well, were never less than 5'11.5'' (and it's very likely that he were under 6' from some moment of the day on, as every 6' even tall human being walking this planet, by the way).
Steve says on 17/Jan/15
TJ, I believe Elvis was 5'11" while Nixon was 5'10". The more I study the photos taken in the Oval Office, the more I'm convinced there was an inch difference in height.

Also, I'd like to know what shoes Elvis wore. Were they boots with big heels?

Nixon could have lost some height by age 57.

To change the subject, it's a shame Elvis didn't make more westerns. I think he had the makings to be a good actor. But he was shoved mostly into programmers.
Steve says on 17/Jan/15
First, Arch, I do not try to come off as being arrogant. I guess I spent too much time arguing court cases. I'm a retired attorney in my late seventies.

I base heights on what I see from a mountain of evidence. There are just too many discrepencies as far as Elvis to just flat accept he was 6'. I believe he was 5'11". No more. No less.

As for Nixon, a good friend who worked at the law firm Nixon was a brief partner at in New York told me he was surprised how short Nixon was. No more than 5'10". Like most people he thought he was close to being six feet tall.

Lets just leave it at that. Elvis was the king. I'm old enough to have owned many of his records when they were first issued. Like an idiot I gave them away.
TJ says on 17/Jan/15
Quick correction on Nixon's age when he met with Elvis. Nixon was 57, not 53. Still on the young side for height loss though.
TJ says on 17/Jan/15
Steve, do you believe that Elvis was one inch or two inches taller than Nixon? Further down you seem to suggest that 5'11 Elvis is two inches taller than Nixon, but Nixon must have dropped to 5'9 with age, and in the more recent post you suggest that Nixon was 5'10 and Elvis 5'11. My view is that Nixon would have been unlikely to have lost height by 1970 as he was only 53.

Fast forward 10 years and perhaps we'd expect to see some height loss for Nixon. Indeed, he did look shorter against Bush Sr later on than he did earlier. Bush Sr also seems to be one of those guys who stayed close to his peak height into old age. Incidentally, you posted a picture of Nixon and Bush together in 1970, with a view to showing that Nixon was 5'10 against 6'2 Bush. Is that really what the pic suggested? The gap between eyebrow and top of the head is around 4 inches for most people, so you'd expect the top of Nixon's head to be at Bush's eyebrow if there was four inches between them. That's not what the pic shows, as is clear when a line is included:

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Rightly or wrongly, that particular pic suggests a difference of nearer 2.5 inches. The real gap was probably more, but that isn't what the pic shows..

I do agree that driver's licences aren't a great source for height, but my point was that, if you are going to lie, 5'11.5 is an unusual point to stop at. If bothering to exaggerate, you'd expect someone to go to the sought after 6ft, not half inch under.

As for Shaughnessy, it's tough to really gauge the height difference with Elvis as there aren't many scenes where they are right next to each other in a full shot. One of the only shots where you get a head to toe view of the pair does suggest that Elvis was taller, though Mickey's stance might not be the best and Elvis is closer to the camera. Even with those factors, he does appear a little taller.

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Steve, have you thought that you only consider the possibility of lifts if Elvis might be the wearer? Ford and Hunter were the stars, not Shaughnessy, so it wouldn't be too surprising if they were more likely to be wearing the flattering footwear. Similarly, it wouldn't be surprising if Elvis was more likely to be in lifts than Mickey of course. I do seem to be getting a vibe from you though that if Elvis is taller than expected against someone, he's probably in lifts, and if someone is tall next to Elvis, it's because Elvis is shorter than listed. Just a thought. Incidentally, I just checked out "Don't Go Near the Water" on YouTube and didn't think Ford looked taller than Shaughnessy. Maybe he did in the other movie.

We should also give some thought to the fact that it's unlikely any of these people are bang on 5'10 or 5'11 or 6'0 or 6'2. We tend to round up or down for convenience, but people don't often just happen to stop growing precisely at those points. It doesn't really matter ordinarily of course, but it's certainly a factor when being as pernickety as we are on this site.

My belief remains that Elvis probably hit 6ft out of bed, but, as we all do, lost height during the day and probably could measure 5'11.25 to 5'11.75, depending on the time. It's even possible that Elvis technically hit 6ft and didn't even know it himself.
Judd says on 17/Jan/15
Steve, Nixon maybe was 5'11" between his 20's and 50's, and after was a bit shorter, but i really doubt he was under 5'10.5" during his presidential mandatory.
About the pictures, we don't know what kind of shoes wore Elvis, maybe he had on something like cowboy's boots...
About Reagan, i guess he was for sure 6'0.5" in the beginning of his career (he looked that next to actors like John Wayne) while after, when he was president i think he was in the 5'11.5"-5'11.75" range...
Arch Stanton says on 17/Jan/15
For the record Steve, I think you're a valuable contributor and often have some good posts, anecdotes and links, but I'm just saying that a lot of others might find you a bit of a know it all and sure of yourself over heights!
Arch Stanton says on 17/Jan/15
For instance you'll say "By the way, Reagan was no more than 6' by the time he was president. He was in his seventies." . Most other users would say "Reagan looked no more than 6 ft while he was president, probably 5'11 range". You say HE WAS.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Jan/15
Yes, Steve, it i s a site where we can debate heights, but the way you word your posts comes across as if it is a pure fact they were the height you think they were rather than guesswork, as if you've really met them all and measured them formally. It comes with all the arrogance of somebody like Frank2, a veteran of the industry, who is adamant he is always right about everything and delivered in a fashion which at times can be a little unpleasant towards some of the stars, you remind me very much of him.
Steve says on 16/Jan/15
"Furthermore, don't know if you noticed, but Nixon wore shoes with quite short heels. There's a pic where we can see Kennedy wearing quite big heels"

Well, they look like regular laced oxfords to me.

Kennedy was two inches taller than Nixon. No question about it. There's just too much evidence proving it to be true.

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Notice producer Don Hewitt who was 5'7" is five inches shorter than JFK and three inches shorter than Nixon.

I like photos where the subjects are all the same distance from the camera. That's the most accurate way using photos to judge heights.
Steve says on 16/Jan/15
5'10" Nixon with 6' Gerald Ford

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And Nixon with 5'11" Elvis

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Steve says on 16/Jan/15
Well Ramiro, if photos are totally unreliable, as is watching movies, then unless we actually met those celebs now deceased, or meet the people listed on this website who are still among the living, bringing along a tape measure, then everything is pure conjecture.

I don't accept official heights. Even the military screws up. They've listed several famous celebs who served at the wrong height. Never under mind you. Always over.

Driver's livences are hardly reliable. One of the least innacurrate sources.

Presidents had their height fudged. It goes on all the time.

By the way, Reagan was no more than 6' by the time he was president. He was in his seventies.
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
Nixon with Bob Hope

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Nixon with Eisenhower

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Nixon was 5'10". So was Bob Hope and so was Eisenhower.

Bob Hope lost the most height of the three. By the time he was in his seventies he dropped to 5'8".

What's interesting is Eisenhower was in his sixties when he was president. Yet he didn't appear to lose height.

Nixon lost some height with age.
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
If Nixon was 5'11" then JFK was 6'1".

Sinatra was a little over 5'7'.
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
Chuckie, tailors always measure for trausers with shoes on. And I never saw a tailer take out a tape measure to measure a person's height so we must assume Elvis's tailor was estimating. And estimating with Elvis's shoes on.
Ramiro says on 15/Jan/15
Say it Steve, Sinatra wasn't concerned about his height and never wore lifts, ha ha ha ha. Pics and more pics proving one thing and the contrary.

Did you noticed the long head Nixon had? Let's look not only to shoulders. Reagan was 6'1'' and Ford 6'.
Ramiro says on 15/Jan/15
Steve, I don't put pics to begin a war of photographs with you. I put them to show how different impressions we take from one pic to another; even the same pic with different cut, or pics taken at the same place and time. Deceiving visual effects are not only in the pics you decide.

Furthermore, don't know if you noticed, but Nixon wore shoes with quite short heels. There's a pic where we can see Kennedy wearing quite big heels in his shoes.

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Chuckie, in the book you showed, there isn't a word pronounced by Lansky. And a 6' tall person can be just under 6' throughout the day and still being a 6' feet tall man (or woman).
Judd says on 15/Jan/15
In my opinion, Elvis was 5'11.25", Nixon 5'11" and Sinatra 5'6.5"
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
Nixon with Sinatra

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Here we see Nixon was the shortest

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Nixon was 5'10". Officially he's listed as an inch and a half taller. Just goes to show we cannot always trust official heights. Most are inflated.

Maybe Rob should add Nixon to this site.
Steve says on 15/Jan/15
Here's something to consider. Actor Mickey Shaughnessy was the exact same height as Elvis in Jailhouse Rock. But Shaughnessy was at least two inches shorter than 6' Tab Hunter as well as 6' Robert F. Simon in the western Gunman's Walk.

Shaughnessy was an inch shorter than 5'11" Glenn Ford in both The Sheepman and Don't Go Near the Water.
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 15/Jan/15
Just found this quote, describing Elvis' tailor Mr. Lansky who describes Elvis as "just under six feet tall", a 40 suit, a 32 inch waist, 31 inseam and size 12 shoe. Click Here

Recently some of Elvis' shoes he wore in the 1950's were auctioned off, and they were a size 10. So it appears, Elvis' shoe size had changed.
Steve says on 14/Jan/15
TJ, heights listed on driver's licenses are among the least reliable source of info. Most people fib about their height. This is true of both men and women. My sister-in-law worked for the DMV and confirmed this. She used to laugh when someone obviously under average height would add an inch, sometimes up to three inches.
Steve says on 14/Jan/15
More Nixon-JFK photos.

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And Nixon with 6'2" George H. W. Bush.

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Steve says on 14/Jan/15
Ramiro, the last photo with JFK is tilted. Just look at the piller.

This is more like it.

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Steve says on 14/Jan/15
Ramiro, the photo of Nixon with Ali is tilted.

Nixon was 5'10". He was two inches shorter than JFK. And later on, he lost enough height that he was two to three inches shorter than George W. Bush.
Steve says on 14/Jan/15
Arch, all I've done is question and show examples. If that grates on you.....well, get a life. This is supposed to be a website where people can question the heights of celebs. But it seems there are some who do not want their favorite entertainers discussed except to praise them.
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Steve says on 13/Jan/15

And Carl, we are ALL entitled to our own opinions. You have your own. I have mine. You should respect mine.

The difference is Steve the way you word yours are always as if it is FACT. There's a certain arrogance and sardonicism that comes with what you say which grates on myself and probably others.
TJ says on 14/Jan/15
Elvis' recently auctioned first driving licence, issued when he had just turned 17, says he was 5'11.5 and 153 pounds at the time. He was very skinny as a teenager, so that does make sense. To be so precise about weight and height does suggest that this was accurate at the time. Also, if he was claiming to be taller than he was, wouldn't he have been more likely to just say 6ft, rather than leave himself half an inch below? However, even this was his height two months after his 17th birthday, it doesn't necessarily tell us his final adult height. He could easily have gained a small amount more and just as easily might have peaked.
Ramiro says on 13/Jan/15
Nixon with Muhammad Ali:

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Nixon with Elvis:

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Vernon Presley (quite aged) and Muhammad Ali:

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Ramiro says on 13/Jan/15
Kennedy and Nixon pics (same place and moment):

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And what about this photo?:

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I can prove anything with pics; one thing and the contrary.
Ramiro says on 13/Jan/15
Steve, I can show you photographs taken to Kennedy and Nixon at the same moment and place of the one you posted, where height difference appears to be small and even Nixon looks taller (another example of the deceiving world of pictures):

What I tried to say before regarding army boots is that the ones Elvis wore while filming G.I. Blues matched the regulation army boots at that moment. The "severe angle" you talk about is very common in many boots and even more in army boots all over the planet. Nothing to do with lifts or some kind of elevator.

The alleged Elvis' army measurement with footwear (shoes with some leg, not boots) appears in a Time Magazine pic caption which says: "Elvis' height measured at 6'1/2''". On march 25, 1958, and after spending all night up and without resting (maximum height loss), he was measured barefooted 71'' (height fractions wasn't recorded at that time). The previous year, on january 4, 1957, he was measured at the pre-induction physical in the same place, with the same procedure and by the same personnel under regular conditions (without spending all night up); and his height was 6' as you can see at the top of this page, because I have the official documents proving it. He was measured several more times and the results were always 6' (all proved and documented).

All people lose height throughout the day and that's the reason why anthropometric measurements are done in the morning, when all persons, generally speaking, are in the same conditions, because height loss depends on many factors, different for each person. Could Elvis be under 6' at some point in the day? Yes; not only Elvis, but every 6' even tall person.

The Elvis' height lowest estimations you'll find are those from Larry Geller (Elvis' hairdresser) and Bill Bellew (who designed Elvis' late sixties/seventies concert jumpsuits): 5ft 11.5''

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Steve says on 13/Jan/15
Carl, what's fact to you isn't to me so lets just say we disagree and end it. I believe Elvis was 5'11" and I've stated why. Lots of famous people who have as much documentation as Elvis such as US presidents lied about their height. Nixon wasn't the official height listed. He was a good two inches shorter than 6' JFK. We know JFK was 6' because of the photo evidence.

I doubt Bill Clinton was ever 6'2" or George W. Bush 5'11". But they're still listed at their official heights.
Carl says on 13/Jan/15
Elvis was and it's the opunion shared by many people that he was at least 6ft. This is the general opinion held by many a historian, expert, people whom actually knew him on both a personal and professional level. I accept this as 'FACT' as it completely verified and supported. I disagree with a minority view of one on here as they never really validate their alleged views with anything other than their own hypothesis. My view is supported in 'Evidence' not just one persons view with a photos from the Internet. Elvis was 6ft all day long period. It's public and expert view based in FACT not theories. 6ft definately without question. For the record I myself am 6ft 1ins and slim built, I've been fortunate enough to work in the media and music business for many years and know that celebrities heights etc have always been played with. Elvis himself was billed from early years throughout his as 6ft to 6ft 2ins but in reality was 6ft in socks. That's FACT.
Carl says on 13/Jan/15
Elvis was and it's the opunion shared by many people that he was at least 6ft. This is the general opinion held by many a historian, expert, people whom actually knew him on both a personal and professional level. I accept this as 'FACT' as it completely verified and supported. I disagree with a minority view of one on here as they never really validate their alleged views with anything other than their own hypothesis. My view is supported in 'Evidence' not just one persons view with a photos from the Internet. Elvis was 6ft all day long period. It's public and expert view based in FACT not theories. 6ft definately without question. For the record I myself am 6ft 1ins and slim built, I've been fortunate enough to work in the media and music business for many years and know that celebrities heights etc have always been played with. Elvis himself was billed from early years throughout his as 6ft to 6ft 2ins but in reality was 6ft in socks. That's FACT.
Steve says on 13/Jan/15
Speaking of not believing official height listings, Nixon was supposedly 5'11 & 1/2". Not true. He was no more than 5'10".

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That or JFK was nearly 6'2" which would have meant LBJ was 6'5"!

By the time he was president, he was probably 5'9". In the photos with him an Elvis, we see a two inch difference in height. I can't find a shot showing what footwear Elvis had on, but let's say he wore regular shoes with one inch heels. That would mean he was 5'11" which is what I believe he was.

I know it's kind of silly to quibble over an inch. But after all, that's what people do on this website.

And Carl, we are ALL entitled to our own opinions. You have your own. I have mine. You should respect mine.
Steve says on 12/Jan/15
If by respect you mean accept what you say then we might as well not question anything.
Steve says on 12/Jan/15
Carl, when was I rude?

Lighten up.
Carl says on 11/Jan/15
Steve we all are entitled to our own opinions and you should respect that rather than be disrepectful to people whose opinion is different to yours. Elvis was six feet and that's my opinion.
Steve says on 11/Jan/15
Ramiro, that's the point. Elvis didn't wear height increasing shoes in the Army. He wore them when he acted in Hollywood.

And Carl, you believe everything officially handed to you? Just because it's official doesn't mean it's accurate. Most people inflate their own height. Celebs do it all the time. Studios do it. Publicists handling celebs do it. Officially we hear Stallone is 5'10". Do you believe it? I sure don't.
Carl says on 11/Jan/15
Elvis was six feet and it's been validated time and time again. It's silly to suggest with rudeness any objective argument as soon as you become less rational, you loose the validity of any argument. With Ramiro I concur with the historians, experts and people whom met and knew Elvis or had access to his personal archive. All have confirmed Elvis was 6ft.
Carl says on 11/Jan/15
Ramiro I agree pretty much with everything you suggest. Elvis was one celebrity now with access to his personal records that can clearly be proven time and time again to be 6ft.
Ramiro says on 10/Jan/15
Steve, how can you compare today's army boots with those of the fifties/1960?

Look, here are the regulation army boots given to Elvis at Fort Chafee:

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Of course, the pic you provided is from Elvis' movie "G.I.Blues", where he wore army boots and regular shoes too:

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There are a lot of boots with the "severe angle" you talk about and I have a couple. And, in particular, this shape is typical on army boots:

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High heeled footwear reentered men's fashion in the sixties; specially in the world of entertainment, people concerned with fashion. In the seventies, that style went simply huge and reached all kinds of persons.

To say that Elvis claimed to be 6' tall is to not know who was Elvis. He was asked by a journalist and he simply answered. There's one thing absolutely all people who ever met Elvis say about him: He was tremendously humble. It was perhaps the most remarkable quality of his personality along with his generosity. And I'm sure that if he were alive and aware of this discussion, he would kick our asses.
Steve says on 10/Jan/15
Ramiro, platform shoes started in the 1970s. I'm talking about Elvis from the late fifties to 1970.

And those seen in photos with Elvis DO have their heights discussed. Even challenged.

You are right that some photos as well as the manner in which movies are shot do use tricks to decieve. But many of what I linked were merely snapshots.

You want to know what I think? I believe Elvis was 5'11". And that to reach six feet he wore shoes either with big heels such as boots, or had specially made shoes with lifts made.

When he was measured at the time he was inducted into the army it appears he wore shoes when his height was taken. Right there that would add at least an inch.
Ramiro says on 10/Jan/15
Photographs and footage have countless deceptive visual and postural effects, tricks, crucial parts which many times we don't see (from chest or waist down, floor or ground...). And the comparisons are done with people which their own heights are far more disputable than Elvis' one. It's funny, Elvis' height , who was measured many times by doctors, taylor, etc...is disputable, but not the people beside him on pics or footage. Elvis, despite the fact that the ones who had all his footwear in their hands deny it, wore lifs, but not the others. And, of course, Elvis was the only one to sometimes wear big heeled footwear in the sixties and seventies.
Steve says on 10/Jan/15
Notice the boots. The severe angle of the foot. Those are lifts

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I think they added about two extra inches to his height.

Now here is a soldier wearing normal regulation Army boots

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Notice the feet are not angled upward.
Steve says on 9/Jan/15
Can anyone make out the markings or the numbers?

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Ramiro, men did not wear high heeled shoes or boots as common place until the 1970s.

Notice in Elvis's 1960s features, he appears to be the only actor wearing them.

And to suggest they're not lifts must mean you're not looking at the photos. The angle of his foot proves he's been elevated, in some cases by at least three inches.

Six foot actors didn't need them. But actors who claimed to be six feet, but in reality fell short, did wear them.
Judd says on 9/Jan/15
personally i think elvis was for sure nothing under 5'11"...maybe in the range 5'11-11.5"...he was more than 4" taller than Sinatra, although here's listed 5'7.5" i think Sinatra was under 5'7"...
I think Elvis had the same size as Leonardo dicaprio: 5'11.25".
Steve says on 9/Jan/15
Photos prove nothing?

All you believe is what is officially given?

OK. Enough. Belive whatever. Like I said early on, his height wasn't what made him a star.
Carl says on 9/Jan/15
Elvis was 6ft and in boots fashionable of the time he was just over 6ft. Almost all the people whom worked or associated with Elvis or his manager to normal fans or people whom just so happened to have met him, have all said that Elvis was tall, actually many have stated very tall. I base my opinion which is just as valid as others on this website, a conclusion that I firmly believe is repeatedly validated. I'm entitled to my opinion just as much as anybody else. Elvis was 6ft.
Carl says on 9/Jan/15
Elvis was 6ft and in boots fashionable of the time he was just over 6ft. Almost all the people whom worked or associated with Elvis or his manager to normal fans or people whom just so happened to have met him, have all said that Elvis was tall, actually many have stated very tall. I base my opinion which is just as valid as others on this website, a conclusion that I firmly believe is repeatedly validated. I'm entitled to my opinion just as much as anybody else. Elvis was 6ft.
Carl says on 9/Jan/15
Steve for every photo you produce there is thousands of photos from a different angle. Photo do NOT prove anything. I can produce a thousand photos of Elvid with people whom are over six feet and Elvis is their height. You really have an issue that is not valid. Elvis was 6ft period.
Carl says on 9/Jan/15
Steve for every photo you produce there is thousands of photos from a different angle. Photo do NOT prove anything. I can produce a thousand photos of Elvid with people whom are over six feet and Elvis is their height. You really have an issue that is not valid. Elvis was 6ft period.
Ramiro says on 9/Jan/15
Rob, I've just posted some pages of Elvis' related books to document my statements. Despite they are only a few pages, I don't know if publishing them can cause legal problems. If so, you can use them to check my statements without showing in the forum. Thank you.
Ramiro says on 9/Jan/15
Rudolf, I agree that this discussion is somewhat stupid, up to de point I've unable to confess to my wife what the hell I'm doing here, hahahaha.

Steve; with the same accuracy as you, and using the pics you posted to claim that Elvis wore lifts, I can say that Elvis wore lingerie. The people who actually and directly took ALL of Elvis' footwear and studied them, told me that Elvis didn't wore lifts, and that the so called where "Doctor Scholl" insoles that Elvis sometime wore to cushion feet and with no relavance regarding height. But shoes, boots, etc..., didn't have any additional and hidden work inside to add height to the visible heels. Elvis wore regular shoes and boots (not all the boots have more heels than shoes), and also, depending on the costume, he sometimes wore footwear with higher heels in accordance with the fashion of the 60's and 70's and exactly the same as the rest of the stars from Hollywood and from the entertainment world. And like the rest of the human beings at the time (high heeled footwear was very common these days). By the way, how many of the men photographed beside Elvis could wear lifts? We don't know, but I bet that some of them. In many of the pics we don't even see footwear to watch heels or soles and, furthermore, I have footwear which insole lands well over sole or heel's visible upper line. And footwear which insole lands under that line.

Every 6 feet even tall person (including all listed in this web as 6'0'') are taller in the morning (perhaps slighty over 6') and shorter by the end of the day (somewhere between 5'11.75'' and 5'11''). That's the reason because for scientific and medical purposes, height measurements must be done in the morning and that's the height that counts, because the loss during the day depends on many factors that are different from one person to another. Elvis was measured repeatedly in the army and by taylor 6' in stocking feet, measures that coincide literally with Elvis' comments about his height made and recorded in 1956. I've proved all this with the original documents and recordings put in harmony with historians' work. Doing that, we know for sure that Elvis spent all 23 to 24 march, 1958 night and early morning without going to bed, resting nor eating, until he went to his induction army physicals at 06:35. If you read Peter Guralnick's "Last Train To Memphis", and Ernst Jorgensen and again Peter Guralnick's "Elvis Day by Day. The Definitive Record of His Life and Music", you'll see all of Elvis' life related almost minute by minute by these recognized historians and music experts.

Just take a look at the pages of the above mentioned books where Elvis' last hours before entering his induction physicals:

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It's difficult to imagine a situation where a man can lose more height than Elvis these hours. He surely lost the maximum. It's almost impossible to show more conclusive evidences about someone's height. We have his height repeatedly measured, even by medical personnel, 6 feet tall. And for the only one measurement where apparently failed to reach the 6' mark, we have the definitive and scientific explanation recorded by historians. What more we want? It's unfair and scientifically incorrect to pick that specific measurement to say: “Elvis wasn't 6'”. If Elvis wasn't 6' tall, then nobody is; and nobody is 6'1'' or whatever. Because nobody is the same height all of the day and in all circumstances which, if we want to be rigorous, must be taken into consideration.
Steve says on 9/Jan/15
Elvis and 5'10" Jackie Gleason

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Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen

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Elvis and MGM studio head James Aubrey who was 6'2"

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Steve says on 8/Jan/15
Check out the boots

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Steve says on 8/Jan/15
Carl, when I worked in New York, a fellow I knew who worked in publicity told me something I never forgot. He said his job was to make sure the public knew stuff on celebs that was mostly not true, but never found out about other things that were true.

Never accept as fact what officials tells us. Always question. Governments lie. People lie.
Steve says on 8/Jan/15
Official records aren't automatically truthful. I only accept what I see from loads of evidence. If I always believed what I was officially told, I'd be more than just naive.
Carl says on 8/Jan/15
The main thing to accept on here is we all are allowed our individual opinions.As already stated I agree with what is Fact and the experts records archives. Elvis was 6ft and a little over in boots. Steve youve proven to me and perhaps others by forcing biased views and when I suggest another celebrity as John Wayne whom I actually am a fan of too, you again enforce your view as gospel.I back up my views only as a neutral party but as an historian and dealing with experts whom have had much access to Elvis personal records, I agree with their view and recorded facts of Elvis at 6ft. Its my view and experts view.
Steve says on 7/Jan/15
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Steve says on 7/Jan/15
Here we see neither Milton Berle or Elvis are wearing lifts.

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Berle with Bob Hope.

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And with Steve Allen.

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And Elvis with Steve Allen.

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And finally, those are lifts!

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Rudolf says on 7/Jan/15
I'm 179cm, i.e., about 5'10" ½ (measured in the afternoon at the hospital), 94kgs.

I wear 38" pants (waist) and length 39", which is just above the shoes. My chest is 44". Regardless, I look slightly skinnier now than Elvis did prior his death. Don't get me wrong. I am in the bulky/overweight list, but no one can point at me and accurately say how much I weigh or how tall I actually am. Some have guessed it at 5'10", others at 5'11" and my beautiful wife still in her innocent heart believes I am 6' as do many of my shorter friends and colleagues. I don't blame them. I am 6' when I have my [UK size 11] shoes (not lifts) on because it helps me maintain my straight posture.

I personally believe Elvis was no less than 5'10", and no taller than 5'11.

However, I can understand the confusion and need for discoursing on this topic further due to the existence / evidence of conflicting records elsewhere, and the fact that Elvis (to his fans) meant perfection, and therefore, it is unacceptable that there is still no definite answer on his height!

That said, I see a lot of people here who are ready to accept Elvis' height over 6'. I have a terrible feeling that even if Elvis came down from the heavens right now and said he wasn't, I'd still find some of you people going on that that's preposterous / impossible.

My last post; may you all soon get to the bottom of this, and allow this thread and Elvis to finally rest in peace.

Amen
Steve says on 7/Jan/15
Carl, I seriously doubt John Wayne wore lifts. I've never spotted them. Wayne had loads of accusations hurled at him mostly because he was an arch conservative.

Dean Martin wasn't 6'. He was barely 5'10".

I never spotted lifts on Berle except when he was in drag wearing women's high heels.

Ramiro, Elvis wore lifts. Even people who knew him claimed he did. Look at the photos I posted. Those aren't just boots with big heels. The boots he wore in the photo with Ann-Margaret are specially made. Dean Martin wore similar boots that increased his height by over two inches.

Another notorious lift wearer was Desi Arnez. He also claimed to be 6', but in reality was several inches shy of it.
Carl says on 7/Jan/15
Daniel you seem to be a rational, neautral person in this debate and I agree on many of your statements on here. I also know you have been a regular contributor as myself to this site for a number of years. We both use 'Actual' historical and hard archive evidence to help support our statements/comments on here. We both are in the fortunate position to have directly communicated with EPE GRACELAND, to further gain both evidence and validate our debate. I've been to graceland a number of times and spoken to a number of the team there and not just tour guides but mgt. As we both know photography and camera angles can be either an advantage or not an advantage to a person in whatever is being recorded. Also ground, flooring, positioning of a person all gives different impressions of height, weight perspective. I have with absolute certainty that Elvis was 6ft throughout his adult years until his tragically early death. What I find amusing is Cary Grant whom is listed variously at 6ft to 6ft 2ins was the same height as Elvis and similar build. The question on here really should not be how tall Elvis was as its well documented and validated as 6ft. The question should be is why was Elvis with such overwhelming evidence to support his being 6ft, not be upgraded back to his original listed height on here of 6ft. There are far more people on here with very dubies height claims and not half as much if at evidence to support it. Come on Rob it's time for an upgrade and for FACTS to be honoured as validated. Thankyou Carl
Ramiro says on 7/Jan/15
I want to make a correction: The fhotographs of Elvis' signing the RCA contract are from november 1955, not 1956.

Steve, what you call "lifts" are heels. Yes, at times, Elvis wore boots with heels higher than regular shoes. As did not only all the Hollywood stars, especially in the 60's and 70's, when high heeled footwear was in fashion, but everybody in the world. Myself have some footwear with more heel or sole than other. Elvis also wore white boots with more heels than regular shoes in his concerts. But HE DIDN'T WEAR LIFTS (something hidden inside shoe work to look taller). Someone here and myself were lucky enough to contact directly with Graceland Archives' personnel who have first hand access to all Elvis' stuff, including all tipe of footwear. And they told me that Elvis didn't wear lifts, but, in some cases like concert boots, heels higher than regular shoes (at the end of his life they could be almost 2'' high). And they told me too that the only thing Elvis wore sometime inside his footwear, were "Doctor Scholl" insoles to cushion feet.

It looks like Elvis didn't take any advantage in height over the others (in the 50's, 60's and 70's). If someone is taller than him, he usually looks taller. And if someone is much taller than him, he looks much taller.

Elvis didn't wear boots at his army induction on march 24, 1958. He wore regular shoes with some leg:

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The pic you show was published in Time magazine with the following text: "Elvis' height measured at 6'1/2''. But Elvis went on many more measurements in Memphis and in Fort Hood (Texas); I've found in today's army regulations that for some destinations, like air forces, tanks..., soldiers' heights with footwear are taken into consideration. But I have all Elvis' army papers and documents, includig all medical records, and there isn't mention of a 6'1/2'' measurement, so it seems they passed to official documents only the barefooted measurement. Elvis, barefooted, didn't reach the 6' mark this time because he was up all night, he went to cinema, to a skating rink...; he didn't sleep nor eat anything during all night and went directly to army physicals at 6:35 in the morning. It's documented by historians, media, witnesses who stayed all night with Elvis, etc... I don't know if the scanned copies of all this documented material arrived to Rob when I tried to send them to him... But, anyway, it's a well known fact like many other historical events.
Carl says on 7/Jan/15
Steve will now argue that everybody is wrong yet again and provide yet more silly photos that prove nothing. Watch this space.
Carl says on 7/Jan/15
The funny thing that Steve mentioned was that he argues that No legit 6ft celebrity wore lifts. Haha that's so funny as many six plus celebrities have and still do. There's arguments that Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Wayne, Robbie Williams, Dean Martin and so many other men whom claim 6ft plus and wore lifts. So what if Elvis wore lifts.! He still was a legit 6ft in socks. His army physicals were both with and without boots, just the same as everybody else. Elvis was clearly tall, thin and 6ft all day long. As for Milton Berle you will find that he wore also wore lifts. Steve Allen and Elvis when he is in his tux and standing side by side without camera angle advantage are actually very similar in height and not much between them. Actually Elvis looks over six foot in his tux when Steve Allen is talking to him side by side. You can't insist with certainty about Elvis's height as how would you know any of their true heights? It's a ridiculous argument and you have a fixation on Elvis being shorter. Think before you speak and back it up with evidence as all evidence suggests Elvis was minimum 6ft.
Carl says on 7/Jan/15
The funny thing that Steve mentioned was that he argues that No legit 6ft celebrity wore lifts. Haha that's so funny as many six plus celebrities have and still do. There's arguments that Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Wayne, Robbie Williams, Dean Martin and so many other men whom claim 6ft plus and wore lifts. So what if Elvis wore lifts.! He still was a legit 6ft in socks. His army physicals were both with and without boots, just the same as everybody else. Elvis was clearly tall, thin and 6ft all day long. As for Milton Berle you will find that he wore also wore lifts. Steve Allen and Elvis when he is in his tux and standing side by side without camera angle advantage are actually very similar in height and not much between them. Actually Elvis looks over six foot in his tux when Steve Allen is talking to him side by side. You can't insist with certainty about Elvis's height as how would you know any of their true heights? It's a ridiculous argument and you have a fixation on Elvis being shorter. Think before you speak and back it up with evidence as all evidence suggests Elvis was minimum 6ft.
Danimal says on 7/Jan/15
Elvis states in this 1956 interview that he's an even 6'0" (at 53 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJg6BjNz4xo

There you have it folks, right from the horses mouth.
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Carl says on 6/Jan/15
Some very biased comments regarding Elvis on here. Elvis was 6ft and maybe Steve just has height envy and maybe needs a lift or too. Short man syndrome. Elvis was 6ft.

He could have been 6'0" and he could have been 5'11". There's no way of telling.

He wasn't under 5'11".
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Rudolf says on 5/Jan/15
I am ready to accept that Elvis was between 5'10" and 5'11" ½. My personal guess is 5'10 ½.

He wasn't under 5'11".
Danimal says on 7/Jan/15
Fair to say that he was anywhere between 5'11" and 6'0.5". He's a tough one to peg.
Steve says on 7/Jan/15
It appears from this photo that when Elvis was measured and weighed by the army, he wore his boots.

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Steve says on 6/Jan/15
Lifts

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Name me another famous male celeb who was a legit six feet who wore lifts.

I seriously doubt Elvis was close to being six feet.

First off, I don't accept as gospel what official publicity claims. I go by a preponderance of evidence.

Elvis was no taller than 5'10" Milton Berle.

He was considerably shorter than 6'3" Steve Allen, 6'3" Jimmy Dean and 6'3" Steve Forrest and 6'2" Edward Andrews.

And he wore lifts!
Ramiro says on 6/Jan/15
Steve, don't take me wrong. I'm not saying that you used manipulated pics being aware of that. I'm simply trying to show how swampy and deceitful is to trust on visual aprecciations (non only pics or filmings). There are plenty of visual effects, things that we don't see, cut pics that change the visual impresion with respect to the original, and yes, manipulated photos that are more common in the case of huge celebrities like Elvis (generally to ridicule or downgrade him). Another example: you recenlty posted a photograph of Elvis' signing his contract with RCA on 22 november, 1956. In that pic not only Elvis, who is leaning over his mother to receive a kiss, seems to be not shorter, but even reduced; Elvis hadn't precisely a small head, and in that photo his head looks small compared to all the rest. Then, if yo go to the rest of the pics taken at that moment, you'll see Elvis looking at a more reasonable size and many of the persons photographed looking very different in height, size...:

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Then, you have Steve Sholes looking taller and shorter than Elvis, depending on the shot:

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And Sam Phillips looking small compared the man behind him (Bob Neal):

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And looking similar in this pic:

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As you can see, is a madness to draw conclusions trusting in images. And Elvis has his height proved with different documented measurements; there's no need to go crazy with all this.
Steve says on 6/Jan/15
Ramiro, fake photos? Come on. And Hodiak wasn't 6'. If he was then Ray Milland was close to 6'3".
Look, I posted legit photos. You don't buy any of them. OK. Believe what you want. But Elvis did wear lifts. Look at his shoes.
Carl says on 6/Jan/15
Some very biased comments regarding Elvis on here. Elvis was 6ft and maybe Steve just has height envy and maybe needs a lift or too. Short man syndrome. Elvis was 6ft.
Steve says on 5/Jan/15
"My wife knows my height simply because I told her that."

I rest my case.
Ramiro says on 5/Jan/15
Steve, the more pics you show (including the fake and manipulated photographs), the less you prove your points. In fact, many of the pics you provide are precisely the proof of the contrary you want to prove. They show that the impression from one pic to another can vary a lot and that if Elvis wore lifts, they were a complete fraud, because they didn't work at all. As well as being fruitless and totally deceitful to calculate heights using pics, I have to tell you that Wendell Corey was listed as 6'1.5'', and John Hodiak as 6' tall. And that there is another pic of the same meeting between Merle Kilgore and Elvis, where the height difference seems to be considerably shorter than in the one you posted:

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Still, 4 inches is a big difference in height that attracts more attention than if you measure 4 inches with a ruler. I encountered with a football player about that difference taller than me, and he towered over me to the point I felt like a midget.

Look at this photo where Kilgore towered over Cash:

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Jakertini; Elvis looks taller in all pics with Nixon. But pics do not say anything regarding heights. There's a lot of medical and all purpose height measurements done to Elvis; what more we want? Only a 6'1'' man (or woman) can almost assure he (or she) is 6' or over in all circumstances and in all hours of the day. With the same rule applied to Elvis, nobody should be considered his own height. Elvis had to be up all night to be under 6 feet; I find it unfair to take this specific measurement to downgrade him, forgetting all the rest where he was measured under regular circumstances.
Rudolf says on 5/Jan/15
I am ready to accept that Elvis was between 5'10" and 5'11" ½. My personal guess is 5'10 ½.
Steve says on 5/Jan/15
Nixon was around 5'10". As he got older he lost height. Just look at him when he was photographed with Other presidents at the White House. Only Jimmy Carter was shorter.

Official president's heights are often inflated as are the heights of celebrities.
Jakertini says on 5/Jan/15
He looks 5'11". Maybe he was 182cm or 5'11.75" in the morning. I have proof that he's 5'11 look up on google images him with Nixon, Richard Nixon is listed as 5'11.5" and they look about the same but Nixon looks a hair taller
Steve says on 5/Jan/15
Elvis with 6'1" Wendell Cory.

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5'10" John Hodiak with Cory.

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And Hodiak with 6'1" Ray Milland.

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Elvis with 6'2" Edward Andrews.

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Ramiro says on 4/Jan/15
Steve, with comments like "Elvis was 5' 10'' tall" and "women notoriously misjudge men's heights" is difficult to take your arguments seriously. Obviously, nobody is saying that Colonel Parker's widow winked an eye to calculate her husband's height. If she said Colonel was 6 fell tall is surely because he told her that. My wife knows my height simply because I told her that. But in the case of Elvis all these things are almost irrelevant; because he was repeatedly measured for different reasons and the results of these exams match wiht Elvis' comments about his own height.

You say that perhaps the army boosted Elvis' height for some reason. This is nonsense and, furthermore, Elvis was almost evil for the establisment. They wanted to bury Elvis' career.

Elvis' hairdresser Larry Geller was 6'2'' in his own words; in the photograph posted he wears high heeled footwear and Elvis' legs are more open (but..., what I'm doing discussing about rough visual impressions based on pics??). And the pic you posted with Elvis arms up at army induction physicals IS COMPLETELY FAKE. Let's look at the mark where all feet stand. The "giant" is almost behind Elvis, his mark is larger and the original pic is this:
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It's funny up to what point some people go to downgrade Elvis. With the same manipulated pic, there is another version with all nude and their "little friends" hanging...

What I see is that it looks like Elvis didn't take any advantage over the others' heights. Graceland Archives confirmed that he didn't use lifts; is well known that he used to be barefooted or at most in slippers when in private places, hotel bedrooms, hollywood Studios, dressing rooms, etc... Even somebody who used to write here and worked at Hollywood Studios confirmed it (Frank2, if I remember correctly his nickname). In the pic with Robert Wagner posted recently, Elvis is dressed in something like a housecoat and pyjamas.

Definitely, photographs aren't reliable at all to our purpose and less to calculate exact heights (even more in the world of entertainment, with many people doing whatever to look taller. To do so with people we haven't reliable height data about, can be understandable to a certain degree. In the case of Elvis is simply unnecessary.

I always tried to be honest about this matter, even providing the medical exam where Elvis didn't reach the 6' mark. And, honeslty, I think that if the 6'0'' category exists, Elvis should be inside of it. He was six feet tall, and like the rest of 6 feet even tall human beings, his height was higher at the beginning of the day, and less at the end. And like the rest of the humans, he lost height that night/early morning between march 23-24, 1958, when he didn't go to bed (and the height loss can be up to 3 cm. That's more than an inch). This is not gossip, these hours were documented and followed minute by minute. If this web site brags of being rigorous and meticulous regarding height measurements, it can't be overlooked that the only measurement where Elvis didn't reach the 6' mark has a clear scientific explanation. And that there are at least six or seven more measurements stating 6' (without counting driver licences and other official documents). That's a record for a celebrity.
Steve says on 4/Jan/15
Elvis with 6'4" country singer Merle Kilgor.

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Kilgor with 6'1" Johnny Cash.

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Elvis with 6'3" Jimmy Dean.

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Pre-lifts days.

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Steve says on 4/Jan/15
If Jack Lord was 6'2" then Sean Connery was 6'3".

He wasn't 6'3". Neither was Lord 6'2".

If you can't spot the lifts in the photos I posted of Elvis.........,
Mike F says on 4/Jan/15
My wife knows my height which is 6ft 1inch
So I have to disagree
Also when I stood next to Ed Parker to me he seemed to be the same height as myself. I was in trainers and he Ed was in normal shoes. I believe that he was 6ft tall and I definitely agree with this, and Ed Parker and Elvis appear to be very similar, even with Elvis possibly being slightly taller. There are photos of them side by side in a karate group.
Carl says on 4/Jan/15
I suspect Steve that your biased and not very realistic. Larry Geller was Elvis's hairdresser and he stands 6ft 2.5ins. I've seen a number of photos of Elvis with his hairdresser and they both are wearing boots which was typical of the time and well Elvis looked similar height maybe an inch difference. Also if you read my posts previously I was not referring to Elvis's wife but the renowned music biographer Julie Mundy. She composed the book Elvis Fashion sound 8 years ago and for almost a year was fortunate enough after Graceland was closed for the night from the public to have access to many valuable documents, clothing, stage wear etc. she told me directly on several occasions how surprised she was of Elvis's 'V' shaped build and how slender he was plus that in all his unpublished insurance physicals he had to have before concerts or movies. The only thing that fluctuated slightly was his weight. His height was consistently recorded by the medical examiners in the 60's and 70's as just a shade over 6ft. Actually mainly 6ft 1/4 inch in his socks. That's proven total 100% evidence and not from his family but from DR's and total body physicals. I think that speaks far louder than any silly photo you can show here as photos don't prove anything at all in height only that we try guess height. The simple TRUTH FACT is Elvis was one of the few celebrities whom height is actually recorded many times not only by army DR's but physicians, DR's examining him prior to a movie or concert. Rob time to put Elvis back to 6ft. Elvis is amongst the few celebrities that has hard evidence to support his recorded height. A lot of people thought Elvis was taller for many years and indeed he can be reported at times as being over 6ft which I'm sure he was in his boots. But he was a legit 6footer until the day he died. End of story.
Steve says on 3/Jan/15
If Elvis was 6' then the guy on his right must have been 6'6".

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Elvis with 6'2" Oral Roberts.

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I'm sure Elvis had a little help in his shoe department.
Ramiro says on 3/Jan/15
Oh yes, Elvis wore lifts even when sleeping in bed; but 6'2'' tall Jack Lord didn't..... And, of course, a medical exam isn't as reliable as a cut photograph (ironic mode off). Only a rough search and you can easily find that Jack Lord is one of the more suspected persons on earth of wearing lifts, along with the rest of actors and entertainers. And his height seems to vary from one situation to another. On the other hand, Elvis is summarily condemned, accused of wearing lifts. When looking at a pic where Elvis is beside other celebrities or actors, we have to assume that Elvis wore lifts, not the others. And to sustain that, and due to the fact that it looks like Elvis didn´t take any advantage in height over the others, the following step is to say that Elvis was 5' 10'' or 5' 8''.

Elvis himself was asked about his height in this interview made on august 7, 1956 in St. Petersburg. He answered literally: “Even six...” Just hear from second 50 on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJg6BjNz4xo.

On january 4, 1957, Elvis passed pre-induction army medical exam at Kennedy Veterans Hospital and his height was measured at 6'. On march 24, 1958, Elvis passed the induction army medical exam exactly at the same place, with the same procedure and assisted by the same personnel. He didn't reach the 6' mark, but we know that he was awake all night and didn´t go to bed. At least Editor Rob must know that circumstance causes a significant height loss. Furthermore, Elvis passed several more medical exams and in all of them was measured at 6'. And there are a lot of official documents stating Elvis' height at 6' or slighty more.

In addition to all that, Elvis was too measured by taylor Nudie Cohn for the gold lamé suit. His height was 6' in stocking feet: Click Here You can see the measurements halfway of the web page.

Elvis said that he was 6 feet even and all the evidences indicate that. How many celebrities offer this amount of documented evidences regarding their heights?
Steve says on 3/Jan/15
Here it appears Col. Parker is taller.

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Going by what the wife said is meaningless. Women notoriously misjudge men's heights.

By the way, how tall was Elvis's hairdresser? He towers over both Elvis and Col. Paker.

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Carl says on 3/Jan/15
There is way too much hard evidence and facts to demonstrate that Elvis was six foot. Indeed he was billed for a long time to be over 6ft. Even 6ft 2ins on lots of people whom met him from Steve Martin to the Stamps and a number of people who met or worked with him. Elvis was 6ft and you can see that as FACT. Compared to others of the day and now he was a giant in talent and charisma
Carl says on 3/Jan/15
TJ I agree and your right on many points and as for you Steve that Elvis was 5 inches shorter than Steve Allen you only need to watch him in the tux appearence and actually standing next to mr Allen looked surprisingly almost as tall. For the record Steve Allen himself quoted that he found Elvis to be a tall lanky gangly performer with little talent.
Carl says on 3/Jan/15
Elvis was 6ft all day long. I've spoken to Graceland curator and also the lady whom created the book Elvis fashion whom was in the very fortunate position of almost a year of total access to Elvis clothing, official documents and all archives. Her name is Julie Mundy. She is tall and 5ft 9ins herself. She told me the surprising FACTS about Elvis physical statistics were his size. He was most definitely 6ft and had a very slim body for most of his life. He also wore mainly 12D boots as most of his boots were in that size. He measured in both his army physicals and jumpsuits physicals 6ft repeatedly. As for the famous muhammad Ali photo that's just angle and standing. There is also a photo of muhammad Ali with Vernon Presley after Elvis died and they both are the same height. Again you can't trust photographs as an accurate height or TV or film cameras as its all subjective to camera angle positions. If Elvis was truly anything less than 6ft he would not have had that long slender build. As Julie Mundy told me his trousers were mainly 32-34 waist with 32-33 leg. 42 chest. She said she actually measured the suits when she was there for her book and stood next to them when she fitted them onto the mannequins and she was over 3inches shorter. That is her own words from total access to Graceland archives. I tend to absolutely believe her. For the record Elvis was tall and quite slim for most of his life. He had big feet, big hands, tall lanky build and a big heart. 6ft all day everyday. That's the facts folks from historians with total access to original records and material. This also includes insurance physicals that he had to have annually for either movie or concert commitments. Carl
Ramiro says on 2/Jan/15
Steve; you have the right to not trust in army medical measurements. Give me too the right to doubt about the accuracy of measurements based on photographs. And let me say that my doubt is far more reasonable, according to the experience that all we have even with our personal pics, where one can be shorter or taller depending on almost countless visual factors. There are even differences between two versions of the same pic.

Elvis not only was measured several times at the army from 1957 to 1960. He was measured by taylor Nudie Cohn in 1957, and one of these measurements say literally: "height in stocking feet: 6'0''". And there are many official documents stating that height (or slighty above). There is too a recorded interview from 1956 where the journalist asks Elvis about his height, because he is surprised by Elvis' tallness. Elvis answers that he is 6 feet even.

Of course, a six feet person isn't a piece of steel. We all know that his height vary throughout the day and can perfectly be just over or just under 6 feet depending on the hour of the day. To put Elvis' height at 5'11.75'' is as gratuitous as putting it at 6'0.25''or whatever. Who is a "genuine six footer"? The one who is 6'1''; 6'3''? Then, let's erase the 6'0'' category; because it's impossible to be exactly 6 feet even all of the time and poor Elvis had the "misfortune" of avoiding to lay down just before his army induction. ¡Bingo! Let's forget all the other measurements, sources and documents; let's forget the minute by minute documented Elvis' life, that brings us the key explanation for a secure height loss in just one of the measurements (done in the same place, for the same personnel and with the same procedure as another done months before with the result of 6'). Let's trust on pictures of all condition where burn our eyelashes.
Mike F says on 2/Jan/15
According to Col Parker's widow he stood 6ft tall at his peak which if this is correct adds yet more evidence to Elvis being this same height
Steve says on 2/Jan/15
With 6'1" Jack Lord.

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Lord was at least an inch shorter than 6'2" Sean Connery in Dr. No.

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Steve says on 1/Jan/15
Here we see Elvis and Col. Parker roughly the same height.

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And here.

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But here where Elvis is wearing obvious lifts, he appears to be a lot taller.

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I think he was roughly 5'10" to perhaps max 5'10 & 1/2". With lifts he reached over six feet.

And later on he did wear lifts. Just study all the photos of him. No legit six footer needs lifts.

Elvis was a hugely popular star when he joined the army. So I believe it's quite possible they inflated his height.
Steve says on 1/Jan/15
"Look Steve, no lifts."

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Here looking considerably shorter than 6'3" Muhammad Ali.

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By the way, military height records are not automatically accurate. I had an uncle who served in the navy. He was 5'10" but they had him down as 5' 11 & 1/2".
Ramiro says on 31/Dec/14
In one of these pics, Cash is wearing a cowboy suit and, consequently, boots with high heels. Elvis wears smoking and, therefore, regular shoes. Anyway, photographs aren't the best way to figure out nor compare heights. Even the one I'm talking about was posted here two times (exactly the same pic), and the impression isn't the same watching one or the other. Elvis was measured repeatedly at 6' in the army. There was only one measurement where Elvis failed to reach 6'; and it is proved and documented that Elvis spent all previous night awake, standing and walking from one place to another with friends (read Peter Guralnick's "Last Train To Memphis" or whatever biography or chronology of Elvis' life). He surely suffered a great loss of height just before the medical exam. And was measured at 6' just in the same place and with the same procedure the previous year (that measurement is also documented). Very few famous people have their heights as precisely stated and measured as Elvis.

And... How many of the "giants" we see in pics would give not only inches, but almost life, to look 10% handsome and proportioned as Elvis?? Not to mention his iconic and professional stature.
Steve says on 24/Dec/14
Elvis with 5'11" Robert Wagner.

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Steve says on 24/Dec/14
This is more like it.

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And with Jimmy Dean.

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Gx79 says on 24/Dec/14
Rob do you think elvis wore lifts in 60s,70s which could make him look in 6'2 range
[Editor Rob: maybe sometimes a kind of big heel, but nothing like say elton john used to wear. Maybe with some large 2 inch heel he'd look nearer 6ft 1 to folk.]
TJ says on 23/Dec/14
At least three inches shorter than Cash? There's two pics with Cash where both are standing. They look almost identical height in the first and Cash looks probably maximum two inches taller in the other. Both are here:
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Whatever the first one shows, I do believe that Cash was the taller of the two, but it is fair to note that Cash is in country gear in the second pic and Elvis is in a tux (ie Cash might well have had a footwear advantage over Elvis' dress shoes). In any case, there's no pic where Cash looks at least three inches taller. Cash's self claimed height was 6ft 1.5, which I think he was in his prime, but not in his final years. I find it much more plausible that he was around 1.5 inches taller than Elvis than 3.5 inches taller.

And you are right that it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, but being geeky about height is pretty much the point of this place :-)
Mike F says on 23/Dec/14
I can't see the army being incorrect by two inches,as he is mostly listed as 6 foot with at least one record in existence also showing 6ft 1 3/4 with the word issue next to it, which to me suggests that this is with boots on, and most people who meet Elvis describe him as being tall.There are also plenty of photographs and video , such as Karate shots when Elvis is barefooted and he doesn't appear to look any different in height. With all the official records showing 6ft I do find it odd that Elvis isn't listed on this site at this height, when other stars have little evidence to support their heights, however it is interesting. Happy Christmas
Steve says on 22/Dec/14
I try to look full full shots showing feet to judge height. But most of the time they're hard to find. A lot of foooling around occurs.

Fact is Elvis was no taller than Milton Berle. And quite a bit shorter than Steve Allen. And at least three inches shorter than Johnny Cash who reportedly was 6'1".

But as I said earlier, it really doesn't matter how tall Elvis was. He was one of the greatest entertainers of pop music. There was only one Elvis.
TJ says on 20/Dec/14
Exactly Steve. We can't see footwear in the shot you posted with Forrest either and, as you say, angles can give a slightly misleading result too. I have a pic on my hard drive of Ringo looking the same height as McCartney and I'm sure someone could post that to make a downgrade McCartney or upgrade Ringo claim. It wouldn't be credible, but they could. At least with Elvis we do actually have some official documentation/height measurements to support the height claims. That's often not the case.
Steve says on 14/Dec/14
We can't see the footwear in that shot with Elvis, Forrest and Barbara Eden.

Steve Forrest was 6'3".

Here he is with his brother Dana Andrews who's peak height was 5'10":

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The photo appears to be slightly tilted to make Andrews appear taller.
TJ says on 12/Dec/14
And this pic with Forrest shows the height difference to be a little less:
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Neither are particularly conclusive as we don't see footwear or full body, but Forrest is a little nearer to the camera in the one you posted. It's clear that Forrest was comfortably taller than Elvis though and there was no effort to diminish that in the movie that they were in together as Forrest was playing the older brother and somewhat of an authority figure.

If talking about Forrest though, here he looks the same height as John Wayne, who was either 6'4 or close to it:
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I think that Forrest was probably his listed height of 6'3, but we could easily look at that image and conclude that he was nearer 6'4 or that he inflated his 6'3 height a little with lifts. Hard to say, but it's clear that movie stills and publicity shots aren't always conclusive.

I'm not seeing as much as 5 inches difference in the Elvis/Allen pic.
Steve says on 12/Dec/14
Elvis with Steve Allen:

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And with Steve Forrest:

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TJ says on 10/Dec/14
Rob has Bronson at 5'8 and notes that he often looked taller because of footwear. He could certainly look much taller than expected against tall men such as Lee Marvin, so no surprise that the same was true with Elvis in Kid Galahad.
Steve says on 9/Dec/14
Charles Bronson was 5'7".
TJ says on 8/Dec/14
Another example would be Elvis' height compared to Tom Jones. Rob has Jones listed at 5'10.5 in his prime, which seems fair when you see him against others, including members of the Beatles. Elvis was always taller than him and Tom was known to wear flattering footwear (not necessarily lifts, but he was a fan of the heeled boots etc). Do you ever see a pic of the pair together and conclude that Tom was the same height or marginally taller? I don't.
TJ says on 8/Dec/14
You seem quite hung up on those two examples Steve. Could just as easily ask why he looks 6ft next to numerous other people whose heights we know/think we know. I don't think he was 5 inches shorter than Steve Allen. There are pics where the difference looks less than that and he only tends to look 5 inches shorter on video when he's stood a little behind. Plus, again, we don't know if footwear has an impact with Allen or Berle. And are you completely confident in the 5'10 and 6'3 heights for Berle and Allen, respectively? I've seen Berle listed at 5'10 1/2 and 5'11. A minor difference, but significant when we are dealing with an inch here and there. With all the other evidence pointing at Elvis being somewhere in the range of 5'11.5 to 6ft, the 5'10 idea is weak.
Sam says on 8/Dec/14
I'm not convinced at 5'10" for Elvis, he was at least 3 inches over Charles Bronson and around 2 inches under Johnny Cash at 6'1.5".
Steve says on 7/Dec/14
Then explain why he was the same height as Milton Berle. And was five inches shorter than Steve Allen.
Gx79 says on 7/Dec/14
Elvis was 5'11 3/4 and he wore 6 cm lift whitch is 2.3inch whitch would post his height to 6 foot 2
TJ says on 7/Dec/14
You are right forest. Unfortunately, the autopsy show wasn't reliable (one document they trusted was a proven forgery) and they likely guessed the height/weight. Steve, I think Elvis looked a little taller than Berle, but hard to say by how much as both seemed to slouch. Plus, we obviously don't know whether or not Berle was a lift wearer. The heels and/or lifts that Elvis wore later made him look more like 6ft 2 than 6ft.

Rampage - Elvis claimed "an even 6ft" for himself in the 50s. The 6'2 must have been the publicity machine or someone making a wrong guess and it spreading.

Vernon Presley was probably around 6'2 in his prime. I've seen a couple of pics of Vernon with Muhammad Ali when Vernon was in his 60s and in poor health. In one pic, he looks about the same height and in the other one inch shorter. Elvis usually looked a couple of inches shorter than Vernon, unless in the big boots.
forest says on 5/Dec/14
That programme was wrong...they also listed him as 220 pounds..fact is that his height and weight are not written on the released autopsy report.
Steve says on 5/Dec/14
Elvis was five inches shorter than 6'3" Steve Allen.

And Elvis was the same height as 5'10" Milton Berle.

Conclusion, Elvis was probably 5'10".

I think later in his career he wore lifts which made him appear six feet.

But it doesn't matter if he was 5'3". He was a tremendous talent. No one today comes close.
dci says on 3/Dec/14
Autopsy programme tonight stated his bmi and height as 5"11
dci says on 2/Dec/14
Autopsy programme tonight stated his bmi and height as 5"11
average slacker says on 29/Nov/14
he was probably 6ft 1/4 in his peak, in the morning...
he had a very nice physique, slim and tall
Yytt says on 24/Nov/14
How tall was vernon Click Here
[Editor Rob: could be in 6ft 1-2 range]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 15/Nov/14
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They were reporting him 6ft2 for years and with his ego it wouldn't surprise me if he actually claimed that for himself. I'd still give him that extra ¼in, though and he might've been measured 6ft0½ early morning for that medical. Back then 6ft wasn't average at all.
rs says on 15/Oct/14
report said he was 6foot 1 160 pounds
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Carl says on 13/Oct/14
PS: Elvis's boots have been auctioned off at various auctions over the past few years. Most notably was his black 68 comeback special boots that were auctioned off. The size was a 12 and he wore those mainly throughout the entire various segments of the special. He also had another pair for the special too but they were in dark brown by mistake from wardrobe. Elvis gave the brown boots to the wardrobe girl on the show as a gift. They also went up for auction three years ago. Their size was 13D. His chest size in the 60's was 42 inch and leg size and waist size his prime was 32/32. His last waist size at end of death was 40inch. However for most of his life right up until the almost end Elvis was tall, slim, lanky and had a great physique.
Carl says on 13/Oct/14
Elvis was a true a 6ft guy and his boot size as stated previously was mainly 11-12 for much of his life and in his final years he wore a size 13 FACT due to water retention. However he wore mainly a size 12 from entering the army onwards. A true legend.
John says on 2/Oct/14
At 25 1.83m. 170lbs.
At 42 1.82m. 260lbs.
Sam says on 30/Sep/14
Rob, what about Eddie Cochran?
I read he was 5'8 somewhere .. but he looks much shorter than that. Maybe around 5'5 at most.
jlb says on 19/Sep/14
Elvis may have been 6' feet tall, but he's now 6 feet under. Just saying. I wish he was still making music. Who's songs would he be doing now? Also it me or does he 'really' have that great of a voice? I can't think of anyone else with such powerful vocals. So sad.
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 18/Sep/14
I think Elvis was a true 6 feet 0 at his peak in his twenties. "5 feet 11.75" seems almost arguable at best, and perhaps a mute downgrade. Most people's height fluctuates 1/2-inch or more throughout the day anyways, and I think if the majority of Army medicals measured him at 6 feet in the 1950's, then he was a true 6 footer. You can't ask for better records than that. Just my opinion though.
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 13/Sep/14
Actually, when Elvis was in his early 20's, he wore a size 10 shoe, size 32 x 32 pants, 40 chest/suit, a 15.5" neck, and 7-1/4 hat. The young Elvis was 6 ft 0 and weighed 160 to 170 pounds: Click Here

At his prime, at his 170 lb weight his blood pressure was a perfect 115/60. later in life Elvis hit 255 pounds, his shoe size increased to size 11 or 12, and his blood pressure would hit into the 180's after a performance. His weight gain and unhealthy lifestyle had caught up to him by age 40. All in all, a great singer and true talent and one of a kind - The King of Rock and Roll.
Carl says on 19/Aug/14
Elvis was 6ft and his boot size was 11D to 12 and 13D. He wore on average throughout the 60's and 70's a size 12D boot. His 1968 comeback special boots were auctioned a few years ago and they were a size 12D FACT. Made in Italy black leather. He later wore size 13D at times due to water retention at the end of his life. In his boots Elvis stood 6ft 1.5ins
Carl says on 19/Aug/14
Elvis was 6ft and his boot size was 11D to 12 and 13D. He wore on average throughout the 60's and 70's a size 12D boot. His 1968 comeback special boots were auctioned a few years ago and they were a size 12D FACT. Made in Italy black leather. He later wore size 13D at times due to water retention at the end of his life. In his boots Elvis stood 6ft 1.5ins
Carl says on 19/Aug/14
Elvis was 6ft and his boot size was 11D to 12 and 13D. He wore on average throughout the 60's and 70's a size 12D boot. His 1968 comeback special boots were auctioned a few years ago and they were a size 12D FACT. Made in Italy black leather. He later wore size 13D at times due to water retention at the end of his life. In his boots Elvis stood 6ft 1.5ins
Jim says on 18/Aug/14
Why is he at 5'11 when he is listed a 6ft everywhere even on medical stuff I mean come on
idalil says on 17/Aug/14
Back in about 1965 it was in a magazine, that he was 5"11.. AND He wore a 10 and a half shoe
Giulio says on 11/Aug/14
Gessie says on 4/Aug/14
His own daughter said in this video that he was around 6ft2 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5I88Epy56A

little kids see adults as very tall because of the perspective and they remain with that impression if daddy is no more when they are grown
Gessie says on 4/Aug/14
His own daughter said in this video that he was around 6ft2 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5I88Epy56A
Carl says on 15/May/14
Elvis should be put back to his original 6ft or 183m on here as it's pretty much too obvious that there is irrefutable evidence to support his recorded height of six ft. People on this site have a tendency to take away an inch or two on here on each celebrity with ridiculous allegations. Point in question: Robert Wadlow, the tallest recorded human being that ever lived whom was measures every few months of his early life and later life. He was last measured just before he passed away by various dr's recording his physical body weight, height etc at 8ft 11.25 inches, yet you will still find people on here whom will say he was wearing shoes, lifts and was really shorter. I mean it's just ridiculous what certain people will say of everybody including a man who stood almost 9ft tall wearing lifts? Come on get real..! I guarantee most measures celebs on here who have a six foot status on here have all mostly been suggested by people on here to be 5.11 or 5.10 etc. it's ridiculous. Carl
Carl says on 6/May/14
Elvis was only a teenager and this was his first driving license and in the USA you can start driving at 16 which is approximately how old Elvis would have been at the time of this license. All his adult driving license's had Elvis height at 6ft or 6ft 1inches and his last driving license in 1977 when he was listed him as him at six feet tall. on that licence and if you just google Elvis license it always mainly lists this height. Buddy Holly who had his driving license auctioned a few years ago was also his first driving license and listed him at 5ft 3ins at 16. He then must have gone through a height growth speed as buddy's last license before the plane crash listed his height as 5ft 11.5 inches. So you see in fact that Elvis at 16 was already very close to his adult height of six feet. FACT.
Hyptomized says on 5/May/14
Back in the 1980's in Memphis, an enlarged copy of Elvis' TN DL was on display(the old green paper license)and showed him to be 5'11"
Carl says on 28/Apr/14
Elvis was measured 6ft both for the army and when he was in hospital in the army. Nobody even Elvis closest friends would really know accurately how tall Elvis truly was without actually measuring him. The various heights given for is 5.11, 6,6ft 1 ins, 6ft 2ins. It's safe bet to say Elvis was bang on six foot. We could argue about this forever and all have different opinions. The same could be said about his boot size. People will say he wore 11D boots when in fact he also mostly wore 12D too and when his feet started to swell he would sometimes wear 13D. The best answer to Elvis height is basically that he was approx 6ft.
TJ says on 27/Apr/14
Only trouble with that tex is that most people don't actually know the precise height of their friends.
tex says on 23/Apr/14
I know Sonny West very well. He said Elvis was 5'11" and he wore "lifts" or shoes with built up heels. This is from a guy who knew Elvis most of his life.
gx78 says on 29/Mar/14
elvis was 5foot 11 and half
Carl says on 7/Mar/14
Elvis was a strong 6ft anyday of the week.
TJ says on 5/Mar/14
Dean looks to be around 4 inches taller, probably with a cowboy boot footwear advantage, at least in the earlier photo. I don't know how exact Dean's 6'3 is though. Look how comfortably taller a slouching Dean looks compared to Buck Owens, who was apparently 6ft (and looks it in pics with Cash):
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Looks a very strong 6'3 if Owens really was 6'0. The reality is that there are pics that show Elvis looking taller than 6ft, about 6ft bang on, and shorter than 6ft, depending on camera angle, footwear, posture, and what we know/think we know about the height of who he is next to. The same is true of most heights on here of course. It's less common to have actual official measurements though. Rob does have it about right I'd say.

Bobby... I doubt that Rob has it in for Elvis :)
Knowitall says on 1/Mar/14
Elvis with Jimmy Dean:

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Dean was supposedly six-three. I see anywhere from a four to five inch difference.
BobbyJ39 says on 1/Mar/14
Nobody is exactly any height. Obviously a listing at 5'11.75" is this website's shot at the man. Be fair go in and lower all the rest of those 6 foot stars that you know that "special" mark brings some "special" status
TJ says on 26/Feb/14
Yes, Cash very likely was the taller of the two, but it looks less definite when you look at this pic instead:
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The one you posted was the one I mentioned before with Cash in the cowboy gear and Elvis in a tux, so if anyone had the footwear advantage you would think it would be Cash.

Hard to say which pic gives us the most accurate impression of their respective sizes. Maybe it's somewhere between the two.
Knowitall says on 25/Feb/14
Cash was definitely taller:

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TJ says on 24/Feb/14
Hollywood tailor Nudie Cohn took complete measurements for Elvis when tailoring the famous gold lamé suit in 1957. Proud of his association with Elvis and the popularity of the suit, Nudie apparently displayed a poster in his store which listed Elvis' measurements. This had Elvis at 6ft in his stocking feet. The complete measurements are here:
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Mike says on 22/Feb/14
A lot has been made of the six foot and a half army medical measurement and most people are saying that this relates to when Elvis was wearing boots however I am positive that there is another measurement from this medical claiming elvis to be six foot one and three quarters with the word ISSUE in brackets next to this which could suggest that this was the measurement taken whilst Elvis had his boots on.
Carl says on 20/Feb/14
Medical records for Elvis list Elvis at 6ft. End of story. There is much evidence to support that Elvis was 6ft in his stocking feet. He wore boots in the 60's and 70's as did most people which was the fashion at the time. Elvis should be put back to 6ft on this site as there is much fact to support that Elvis was indeed 6ftf and over 6ft with his boots on. Carl
Carl says on 20/Feb/14
Medical records for Elvis list Elvis at 6ft. End of story. There is much evidence to support that Elvis was 6ft in his stocking feet. He wore boots in the 60's and 70's as did most people which was the fashion at the time. Elvis should be put back to 6ft on this site as there is much fact to support that Elvis was indeed 6ftf and over 6ft with his boots on. Carl
TJ says on 20/Feb/14
My view is that Elvis was probably what people here call a "weak 6'0" in that he was likely 6'0 (or perhaps a tiny bit over) when he woke, but walked around at 5'11.5 or so for much of the day.

Maio made the point about the time of day Elvis was measured when he entered the army and it's actually a valid point. Elvis was up all night before his induction according to the most trusted biography, and so he probably was at his absolute shortest by the time he was measured that day.

The point about Elvis and Johnny Cash is also true. The two pics that exist of them standing together have them looking almost identical height in one and Cash looking taller in the other (the one where Elvis is in a tux and Cash is in cowboy gear and likely cowboy boots). I think Cash was the taller of the two (Rob has him at 6'1.5), but there's probably not much in it.

And yes Mr R, Elvis did dye his hair, starting early in his career. It was never a secret.
Knowitall says on 17/Feb/14
Elvis wasn't six feet tall. More like five-eleven.

Milton Berle was around five-eleven when he was younger. But like Bob Hope he lost quite at bit of height as he got older.
Mr. R says on 17/Feb/14
Slightly off topic - But did you notice that on those medical forms his hair is listed as brown? I guess it was true he died his hair black.
Carl says on 17/Feb/14
Elvis was a true six foot man. He was tall and in his size 11D-13D boots he would have been just under 6ft 2ins. 6ft 1ins plus 3/4 inch tall. It's silly to base assumptions on photographs as you don't know what they are standing on or posture. I've seen elvis appear the same height as Johnny cash in various photos then when Johnny cash in cowboy boots and elvis in dress tuxedo shoes he was little shorter. But if you look at candids of Elvis throughout the years he was mostly quite tall and DEFINATELY 6ft. He was listed for many years in both newspaper and his movies as being 6ft 2ins but the reality was Elvis was just over 6ft and with boots on he would have been 6ft 1ins plus 3/4. Thanks Carl. PS: His boot size ranged from 11D to 13D but mainly he wore size 12D. His 68 comeback boots were sold at auction a few years ago. One pair was size 12D and another pair size 13D. Yet his designer got it wrong in a interview when he said Elvis wore size 9 boots. He was a regular 6ft guy with big feet at size 12.:-)
Jeff C says on 15/Feb/14
Has anybody seen footage of Elvis at the Milton Berle show. Berle is listed at 5'10" and they look about the same height or actually berle seems half an inch taller, unless uncle milton is wearing lifts which I doubted. This is Elvis early in his career which he wore mostly regular shoes not boots. Based on that video He looks 5'10 max. Rob, if you get a chance go to youtube to take a look, you will be surprised.
Sam says on 8/Feb/14
Well now we know he's more likely closer to 5'11 than 6ft.
jtm says on 17/Jan/14
5'11.5 tops
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Jan/14
"79 uf still alive"

79 if still alive....are you a conspiracy theorist, Joe?
joe says on 13/Jan/14
rob i too met him at international 1970 aug 5'11 to 6 79 uf still alive
Jon Burrows says on 13/Jan/14
If 6' is good enough for the US Army then I am satisfied. That's The Way It Is. TB.
james says on 5/Jan/14
He was 5,11 to 6.o thats what army records saidbhe was always 6,2 7n m8viesvwith his boots on melody I think you were the luckest woman in the world
melody says on 4/Jan/14
I think elvis was around 6 he was tall. It is now 43 years since I was kissed by elvis when he walked into the crowd at the las vegas international as it was known then in august 1970 editor rob go ontonyou tube and put in thats the way is and the blood towards the end is me incredible I saw it after sll the years great man miss him
joe says on 4/Jan/14
I too saw elvis at the international in august 1970 I was not kissed by him I neve4 stood next to him but I h3lieve he was 6 tall that was the documentary elvis thats the way it is wae beingbfilmed st the ttime and I saw myself I was 24 then 43 years on still unforgettable n7ght
alex6969 says on 27/Dec/13
he was 6 foot. ali was 6 foot three and he was diminutive compared to the champ.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Dec/13
"Elvis Presley's height is 6ft 0in (183cm)"

In boots I'd say minimum 6ft2. I honestly thought he was 6ft4!
Carlos says on 6/Nov/13
Elvis was measured at six foot and his boot size ranged from 11D - 12D depending on boot type.
In his boots Elvis would be around 6ft 1ins.
Carlos says on 6/Nov/13
Elvis was measured at six foot and his boot size ranged from 11D - 12D depending on boot type.
ian c. says on 30/Oct/13
Yes, yes, I'm being annoying about this, but Ernest Hemingway gets listed as six feet tall. Well, did anyone measure? Maybe he was five feet eleven and three quarters. Okay fine. Be that way. Elvis was a giant in any case. Thank yuh vera much.
Ian C. says on 23/Oct/13
I am delighted to read that Elvis was a nice man, an observation that has been repeated by quite a few people. I'm just passing through on a load of turkeys, but I think that his height should be updated to six feet even, in recognition of his pleasant personality. Like, a lousy quarter of an inch? Come on, Celebheights, be a mensch and put Elvis over the magic line.
psibet says on 13/Oct/13
I met Elvis in the early 70's in Las Vegas and he appeared to be just over 6ft. tall. But what I recall most is how pleasant a person he appeared to be. While in his presence, I had a very good feeling about him. Definitely, a good soul.
charlie says on 4/Oct/13
Elvis was a true 5'10" Flat footed.. he wore heels and lifts Making him 6'0 to
6'1/2inches. This was his true height. He was not a big framed man which also made him appear taller.My brother is a ETA and had the Aloha From Hawaii suite made and they said his measurements were 42 for chest 35 waist 32 length.
Knowitall says on 25/Sep/13
I met him back in the late 1960s. He seemed to be around five eleven or a tad over that. One of the nicest people in show biz that I ever met.
James Kinnear says on 17/Sep/13
I had the great pleasure of not just seing elvis but my then girfriend was kissed by elvis at a concert back in august 1970,at the then international hotel, it was an amazing night to be there and I still and always will remember it, honestly can't believe 43 years have past, he probably was around 6'0, it was sad to think just 7 years later he would die, a true enternater best ever

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