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Name: Lisa Marie Presley                                                                 
Born: 1 February 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.                                           
Lisa Marie Presley (born February 1, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter. She         
is the only child of Elvis Presley from his marriage to Priscilla Beaulieu Presley.     
Lisa Marie Presley was born in Memphis, TN, exactly nine months after her               
parents May 1, 1967, wedding. Until her parents divorce, she lived at Graceland,         
Elvis' Memphis estate. She was very pampered and indulged by her father - he             
dressed her in fur coats, showered her with jewels, provided her with her own           
golf cart to ride around the estate, and once flew her to Idaho aboard his               
private jet named Lisa Marie so she could play in the snow.                             
After her parents 1973 divorce, she divided her time between Graceland and               
Beverly Hills, California, where her mother lived, until her father's death in           
1977, after which she lived with her mother. Presley attended various boarding           
schools, however, did not graduate from high school. She also experimented with         
drugs as a teenager.                                                                     
Elvis' will appointed his father, Vernon Presley as executor and trustee. The           
beneficiaries were Lisa Marie, along with Elvis's father and grandmother, Minnie         
Mae Presley. The will provided that Vernon could, at his discretion, provide             
funds to other family members as needed. Vernon died in 1979, and Minnie Mae in         
1980. This left Lisa Marie Presley as the sole heir to the estate. Elvis' will           
stated that her inheritance was to be held in trust for her until her twenty-fifth       
Vernon's will resulted in the appointment of three co-executors/co-trustees to           
succeed him. They were: the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, which was the         
bank Elvis and Vernon had done business with; Joseph Hanks, a long-time                 
accountant for Elvis and Vernon; and Priscilla Presley.                                 
Upon Lisa's twenty-fifth birthday, the trust automatically dissolved and Lisa           
chose to form a new trust, The Elvis Presley Trust, and to continue the                 
management of the estate, with her mother and the National Bank of Commerce             
continuing to serve as co-trustees.                                                     
In 1998, Lisa became more closely involved with the management team of The Elvis         
Presley Trust and its business entity, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.(EPE). She         
was owner and Chairman of the Board until February 2005, when she sold 85               
percent of the estate's business holdings to CKX, Inc., excluding Graceland             
itself and the property within it.                                                       
Presley married Danny Keough on October 3, 1988. They had two children together,         
Danielle Riley, born May 29, 1989 and Benjamin Storm, born October 21, 1992.             
Following her 1994 divorce from Keough, Presley married Michael Jackson on May           
26, 1994, in the Dominican Republic. The two divorced after 21 months on January         
18, 1996 on grounds of irreconcilable differences. Presley's third marriage was         
to Nicolas Cage, August 10, 2002, in Los Angeles. This marriage also ended, with         
Cage filing for divorce after just three months in November 2002 on grounds of           
irreconcilable differences. Presley was engaged in 2000 to rocker John Oszajca.         
Presley married for a fourth time on January 22, 2006, to Michael Lockwood.             
Lockwood is her guitarist and music producer. Keough served as best man at the           
couple's wedding, held in Japan. Priscilla Presley, and Lisa Marie's two                 
children were in attendance. It was announced Feb. 2008, that the couple are             
awaiting their first child together. It will be her third and Michael's first.           
Lisa Marie is a close friend of her father's ex-girlfriend Linda Thompson. In           
2003, after advice from Thompson's record producer and then-husband David Foster,       
she launched a career as a singer. Her debut album, To Whom It May Concern,             
reached # 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold. To promote         
it she presented a concert in the UK, something that her father never did.               
Presley released her second album, Now What, in 2005 and it reached # 9 on the           
Billboard 200. It was certified gold in November 2005. Unlike her first album,           
Now What included a Parental Advisory sticker. Both albums as of 2007 have been         
certified Platinum. In August 2007, the single In the Ghetto was released. Elvis         
Presley originally released the single in 1969. In the new version, Lisa Marie           
duets with her father. The video that was simultaneously released with the               
single reached number one on the iTunes video sales in the week of its release.         
Presley's MySpace reveals that she has begun writing her 3rd album due in 2008.