Judy Tyler (real name Judith Mae Hess)
DOB: 9 October 1933 - Died: 4 July 1957 Judy Tyler's father was a trumpeter with the Paul Whiteman and Benny
Goodman bands. Her mother a former Ziegfeld Follies dancer. She studied ballet, music, acting. Won a "Miss Stardust" beauty contest in 1949, danced with the Copacabana chorus line and was making bit appearances on television while still in
high school. At age 17, landed the part of Princess Summerfall
Winterspring on the "Puppet Playhouse" (1947) children's TV show where she stayed for two years.
Judy was discovered in a play in 1956, "Pipe Dream", which landed her on the cover of "Life" magazine. She made two films, the last as Elvis Presley's co-star, Jailhouse Rock. Three days after shooting completed, she and her second husband were driving home from LA to New York when he swerved to avoid hitting a truck and collided with another; he died that evening, she the following morning of injuries sustained. Buried in Hartsdale, New