Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood
By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2011
Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic “Glen or Glenda,” has died. She was 88.
Fuller, whose show business career included writing the lyrics to a dozen Elvis Presley movie songs, died Monday at her home in Las Vegas after a long illness, said her stepdaughter, Susan Chamberlin.
As the former girlfriend and two-time leading lady for the legendary filmmaker who came to be known as the world’s worst movie director, Fuller became something of a cult figure herself in her later years.
“Ed always said he’d make me a star,” Fuller told the Kansas City Star in 1994. “I just didn’t realize it would take 42 years.”
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