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The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Elvis Presley)

Elvis Presley was an American singer, musician, and actor. In the movie Forrest Gump, he stays in the Gump family's bed-and-breakfast for some time, during which he plays guitar for a young Forrest Gump.

Young Forrest is wearing leg braces, which gives him an odd style of dancing. Elvis, however, appreciates this style and comes to adopt it as his own famous gyrating dance style. Later, Forrest and his mother see Elvis performing "Hound Dog" on a television set in a store. Mrs. Gump expresses disapproval of his dancing style.

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