Judy Tyler (1932–1957)

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Her father a trumpeter with bands such as Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman, and her mother was a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer. Judy studied ballet, music, and acting, won a "Miss Stardust" beauty contest in 1949, danced with the Copacabana chorus line. and was making bit appearances on television while still in high school. At age 17, she landed ... See full bio »


(age 24) in Wyoming, USA

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Jailhouse Rock Peggy Van Alden
The Howdy Doody Show Princess Summerfall Winterspring
The Elgin Hour Pickpocket


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 1957 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Irene Kilby aka Cherie Chi-Chi
- The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1957) ... Irene Kilby aka Cherie Chi-Chi
 1957 Jailhouse Rock
Peggy Van Alden
 1957 Bop Girl Goes Calypso
Jo Thomas
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- San Francisco Fracas (1955) ... Pickpocket
 1947 The Howdy Doody Show (TV Series)
Princess Summerfall Winterspring
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 1956 Hollywood Preview (TV Series)
Herself - Actress
- Episode #1.25 (1956) ... Herself - Actress
 1955-1956 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.20 (1956) ... Herself
- Episode #9.12 (1955) ... Herself
 1955 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
- Sunset Boulevard: Parody (1955) ... Herself
 1955 Sid Caesar Presents Comedy Preview (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #1.9 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #1.8 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #1.7 (1955) ... Herself
- Episode #1.6 (1955) ... Herself
 1955 Tonight! (TV Series)
- Episode #3.185 (1955) ... Herself
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 2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (Video)
 2007 The Scene That Stole Jailhouse Rock (Video short)
Peggy Van Alden (uncredited)
 2002 There's Only One Elvis (TV Movie documentary)
Peggy Van Alden
 1999 Television: The First Fifty Years (Video documentary)
Princess Summerfall Winterspring
 1987 It's Howdy Doody Time (TV Special)
Princess Summerfallwinterspring
 1987 Presley (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Peggy Van Alden
- Cut Me and I Bleed (1987) ... Peggy Van Alden

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Actor/husband Greg Lafayette was originally from Hopewell Junction, New York. He had recently completed the war drama Under Fire (1957) at the time of his death. See more »

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