Was Elvis the first rock star to have a movie career?
- Jim TLv 61 decade agoBest Answer
Mario Lanza was an opera singer who did a series of movies before Elvis. So did Dean Martin, although you might argue he was a film star before a music star.
Bing Crosby was a singing star who then went into movies in a big way. He was in movies in the 1930s and 40s. Frank Sinatra had a long and successful movie career including many straight parts where he did not sing.
As far as 'rock' stars rather than popular singers is concerned, many of them appeared in Hollywood shows as themselves. Movies such as Dont Knock the Rock starred Bill haley, Big Bopper etc.
- 1 decade ago
I think Elvis was the first extremely popular music artist to have a successful movie career. : )
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I think Bill Haley may have been in movies before Elvis, but I could be wrong.
- Lil' Gay MonsterLv 71 decade ago
Yes, just look at all the movies he stared
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- Experto CredoLv 71 decade ago
Where he is actually playing a role and not just up their being himself, yes.