Grease Song With Elvis Reference Filmed On Date Of His Death

In the Movie Grease, “Rizzo” (Stockard Channing) leads the girls in the teasing song, “Look at Me I’m Sandra Dee.”  Standing in front of a picture of Elvis, she uses the lyric…

Elvis, Elvis, let me be!
Keep that pelvis far from me!”

Grease Stockard Channing Elvis Presley Rizzo Sandra Dee

Coincidentally, this scene, was filmed on August 16, 1977 – the date of Elvis Presley’s death.

“It was very eerie,” said director Randal Kleiser, who actually got his start in movies as an extra on Presley’s films. “It was all over the news, so everyone knew. We did this number, and everybody kind of looked at each other like, ‘Yeah, this is creepy.’”

UPDATE: Look at the comments below from actresses, Susan Buckner who portrayed “Patty Simcox” in Grease, confirms this story is 100% true.

“True, except we were filming Beauty School drop out at the time. Elvis was a big part of the 50’s. I was on the set on the day we heard. But, I do not think I waz on set during Sandra Dee. Unless they were doing pick up shots, elsewhere. It was eerie. That is true. Just like when I was doing “Sadly Blessing” the day John Lennon was killed. I stood next to Wes Craven in the AM.”

Click below to see the last known Elvis photo taken on August 16, 1977 from

Last Known Photos Of Elvis Presley Before His Death…

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