Their divorce was finalized on October 9, 1973. They remained friends, and even held hands during their divorce proceedings.
After her divorce from Elvis, Priscilla began a boutique and ran it for five years before getting into modeling and acting. After signing with the William Morris Agency, Priscilla made her television debut in 1980 as a co-host of the ABC series Those Amazing Animals with the legendary Burgess Meredith.
Priscilla went on to portray the lead role of Jenna Wade on the television soap opera Dallas from 1983 to 1988 and starred as Jane Spencer (Jane Drebin in the third film), with Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun movie trilogy.
Priscilla, sees that part of her mission in life is to protect Elvis' legacy. That led her to write her 1987 book Elvis and Me, which she viewed as a response to Albert Goldman's vicious tome 'Elvis'. She didn't want Lisa to read Goldman's crap 'and think that's what her father was'.
Priscilla doesn't read all the Elvis books released, but she has a favorite: Peter Guralnick's Last Train to Memphis'. He really captured the whole mood, the whole time and the whole event of Elvis', she said'. I think he said it beautifully'.
After Elvis' death Priscilla took control of Elvis Presley Enterprises and built it to the organization it is today.
Learning to deal with the business was a challenge. There was no school for her; she observed others, including Elvis' longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker, and learned by trial and error.
'I learned a lot from the Colonel of what not to do'.'The challenge with the estate is to keep the quality in and keep his legacy so it's always respected'.
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