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Elvis Presley, Pamela Austin, Joan Blackman, Christian Kay, Jenny Maxwell, Darlene Tompkins, and Nancy Walters in Blue Hawaii (1961)Elvis Presley with Pamela Akert, Darlene Tompkins, Joan Blackman, Jenny Maxwell, and Christian Kay in Dee Arlen, Francesca Bellini, Vicki Benet, Patricia Blair, Lillian Briggs, Peggy Cass, Bonnie Evans, Jacqueline Fontaine, Marianne Gaba, Hope Holiday, Gretchen Houser, Gloria Jean, Karyn Kupcinet, Paula Lane, Mary LaRoche, Shary Marshall, Mary LeBow, Sylvia Lewis, Daria Massey, Ann McCrea, Faye Michael Nuell, Patricia Olson, Kathy Potter, Madlyn Rhue, Caroline Richter, Sheila Rogers, Nancy Root, Joan Staley, Pat Stanley, Kay Tapscott, Patty Thomas, Darlene Tompkins, Gloria Tracy, Meri Welles, Beverly Wills, Dolores Erickson, and Lynn Ross in The Ladies Man (1961)
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Chicago-born Darlene Tompkins came from a "show biz family", with relatives who worked in vaudeville and in plays (Tompkins' three-years-younger aunt is actress Beverly Washburn). A beauty contest victory opened some Hollywood doors for Tompkins, who began appearing in commercials, co-starred in Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) (at age 18) and ... See full bio »
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