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Monday, May 9, 2011

R.I.P. DOLORES FULLER (1923-2011)

We've just learned that earlier today (Monday, 5/9/11), beloved actress/model/songwriter DOLORES FULLER passed away. 

Known mainly for her association with cult filmmaker Ed Wood, she co-starred with him in GLEN OR GLENDA and also appeared in BRIDE OF THE MONSTER and JAIL BAIT.  Later, Dolores went on to become a highly successful songwriter, penning tunes for Elvis Presley in nine of his films including BLUE HAWAII, SPINOUT, KID GALAHAD, and KISSIN' COUSINS. 

Dolores married Philip Chamberlin in 1988 and has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2003.  During that time she has been a popular guest at several fan conventions, where she would wear the white angora sweater made famous in GLEN OR GLENDA.  She was portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic ED WOOD and, while generally positive toward the film itself, was unhappy with the way she was depicted

The lovely Dolores always appeared friendly and vivacious in her interviews and will be fondly remembered by her many fans.  We here at HK and Cult Film News express our sincere condolences to her family and will always keep her memory alive in our hearts.

Read more about Dolores and express your own thoughts about her at the Classic Horror Film Board.

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