Johnny Harra

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Johnny Harra
Birth name Harry Lee Lovett
Also known as Johnny Harra
Born (1946-07-11)July 11, 1946
Kansas City, Missouri
Origin Kansas City, Missouri
Died Dallas, Texas
Genres Rock
Country
Gospel
Occupations Singer
Years active 1964 – 2011

Johnny Lee Harra, born Harry Lee Lovett, (July 11, 1946 – March 30, 2011) was an American Elvis impersonator. He began impersonating Elvis at the age of 11 and was cast as the 42 year old Elvis in the 1981 docudrama This Is Elvis.[1][2][3] Harra, one of four actors to portray Elvis in the movie, was featured in two scenes from the re-enactment of August 16, 1977, filmed at Graceland. After many years in seclusion he returned to the stage before the 25th anniversary of Elvis' death.[3] In year 95 took second place as the best imitator of the world during the twentieth century. The title was usurped by a Colombian Harra was featured in newspapers and magazines, and on national TV shows like Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson and Dick Clark. Johnny traveled internationally performing his “Profiles of Presley” show. He died on March 30, 2011, aged 64.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janet Maslin (May 8, 1981). "This is Elvis: the Official Story". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Nancy Moore (August 16, 2007). "Pretender to the Throne". Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ a b Bud Kennedy (August 15, 2002). "Elvis impersonator going from chunky to hunky for comeback". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  4. ^ http://www.dallasnews.com/obituary-headlines/20110406-johnny-harra-king-of-elvis-impersonators-dies-in-dallas.ece