Birth: Oct. 9, 1933
Death: Jul. 4, 1957, USA
Actress. Killed with second husband, Greg Lafayett, in an auto accident in Billy the Kid, Wyoming, three days after shooting was finished on 'Jailhouse Rock' with Elvis Presley, her second and final film. She would play Peggy Van Alden, the young record promoter who takes Vince Everett (Elvis) under her wing. She gets to deliver one of the classic lines from the film: "I like the way you swing a guitar!" Mostly, though, the audience just wonders why her classy character ever bothers with Vince, who seems to go out of his way to treat her badly. But, of course, in these early rock films, a woman's supposed to love her rebel no matter what, in the hopes that she will melt his cold heart and in the end, get him to sing "Young And Beautiful".Judy Tyler's sudden death in a car accident came just as Jailhouse Rock was set to be released. Judy's husband was also killed in the crash. Elvis' friends say that Elvis would never watch the film after that.Judy and Greg had been married in May of the same year. First husband was Colin Romoff, from 1950-1956. Also appeared in 'Bop Girl Goes Calypso' and was Princess Summerfall Winterspring on the 'Howdy Doody Show', at the age of seventeen.. Her original name was Judith Mae Hess.
Cause of death: Auto accident
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
New York, USA
Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 8, Private Memorial Room B1