Linda Thompson

Actress + Songwriter
Born May 23, 1950

Linda Diane Thompson is an American actress, lyricist and beauty pageant winner who rose to international fame as Elvis Presley's long time girlfriend after he separated from his wife.

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1950 Birth Born on May 23, 1950.


1970 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Thompson was Miss Shelby County (1969) In September 1970, she was named "Miss Mid-South Fair" at Memphis. … Read More
1972 22 Years Old Thompson was Miss Tennessee Universe in 1972, which is also known as Miss Tennessee USA and under the Miss USA and Miss Universe umbrella: … Read More
1976 26 Years Old …  She and Elvis hit it off and subsequently dated for 4-1/2 years before breaking up around Christmas 1976. … Read More
1977 27 Years Old In 1977, Thompson became a regular on the TV series Hee Haw. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old In 1980, Thompson began a relationship with former Olympic Gold Medal decathlete Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner). The couple married on January 5, 1981 in Oahu, Hawaii. They have two sons together, Brandon and Sam Brody, known as Brody. The couple separated in 1986 and divorced thereafter.
1985 35 Years Old She began her career as a lyricist with the Kenny Rogers single "Our Perfect Song" from his 1985 album The Heart of the Matter.


1990 40 Years Old Thompson collaborated with composer Richard Marx on Josh Groban's first hit record, "To Where You Are", with composer Steve Dorff on the Celine Dion hit "Miracle", with Andreas Carlsson for "Drowning" by the Backstreet Boys, and composer David Foster on several compositions, including "No Explanation" for the 1990 film Pretty Woman, and "I Have Nothing" for 1992 motion picture, The Bodyguard, for which they were nominated both for the Academy Award for Best Song in 1993 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television in 1994, and "Grown Up Christmas List".
1991 41 Years Old On June 22, 1991, Thompson married Canadian composer and record producer David Foster; they divorced in 2005. … Read More
1999 49 Years Old In 1999, Linda Thompson, Clint Eastwood & Carole Bayer Sager wrote Why Should I Care for the 1999 film True Crime. … Read More


2003 53 Years Old Thompson and Foster received the 2003 Emmy for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for "Aren't They All Our Children" for the "The Concert for World Children's Day", which aired November 14, 2002.


2016 66 Years Old A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis's Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between Hardcover – May 3, 2016 by Linda Thompson
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