Shirley Searcy Delgado: who dated Elvis Presley about 50 years ago during the singer’s early career, died Monday in her Houston home, apparently of a heart attack. She was 72.
In the mid-1950s, Presley spotted Delgado in the audience at the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, where he was performing. Elvis and Shirley Delgado intended to marry, her son said. But Col. Tom Parker decided that ”marriage was not a good business move” for the singer, he added.