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Subject: Actress Darlene Tompkins

Dies at 78
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Date Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 11:30:27am

According to "Sixties Cinema Books" on Facebook:

"RIP Drive-In Dream Girl Darlene Tompkins Just heard the sad news of her passing. One of Elvis' leading ladies in Blue Hawaii, I interviewed her for a book and she was just so sweet. We stayed in touch for a few years after."


According to "Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville" Facebook Page, she was hospitalized in ICU back in April due to a stroke.

"UPDATE on Darlene Tompkins:

Darlene Tompkins, is currently in the ICU after last Wednesday suffering a stroke which caused a serious fall and bruising. In addition to bleeding on her brain and breaking both wrists she also has broken both arms. This evening Darlene’s son informed fans his mother suffered a stroke, and “the main arteries are 75% and 90% blocked and they are waiting for the doctors to plan the procedures. Mom wants you to know she's so touched that so many of you love and care about her.”

Darlene Tompkins, was Elvis’ co-star “Patsy Simon” in the 1961 film, “Blue Hawaii.” Darlene is 78 years old.

Darlene Tompkins, first acting role was in “Beyond the Time Barrier” in 1960. She had a role in “My Six Loves” in 1963 and she also had roles in several television shows."


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