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Sylvia Shemmell (1941–2010)

Sylvia Shemmell was born on June 30, 1941 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA as Sylvia Jean Guions. She was an actress, known for The Idolmaker (1980), Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970) and The Midnight Special (1972). She died on February 13, 2010 in Winnetka, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Idolmaker
The Idolmaker Sweet Inspirations
Elvis: That's the Way It Is
Elvis: That's the Way It Is Herself - Background Vocalist
The Midnight Special
Elvis on Tour
Elvis on Tour Herself


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 1980 The Idolmaker
Sweet Inspirations (as Sylvia Shemwell)
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 2008 This Time (Documentary)
 1978 The Midnight Special (TV Series)
- Episode #6.23 (1978) ... Herself (as Sweet Inspirations)
 1977 Elvis in Concert (TV Special documentary)
Herself (as Sylvia Shemwell)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary)
Herself - Band Member (as Sylvia Shemwell)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie)
Herself - Band Member (as Sylvia Shemwell)
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary)
Herself (as Sylvia Shemwell)
 1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Documentary)
Herself - Background Vocalist (as The Sweet Inspirations)
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 1992 Elvis: The Lost Performances (Video)
Herself (as Sylvia Shemwell)

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Alternate Names:

Sweet Inspirations | Sylvia Shemwell | The Sweet Inspirations

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Sylvia Shemwell was a member of the Sweet Inspirations, the back-up singers for Elvis Presley's band of the 1970's.

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