Anita Wood

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Wood and Elvis on a ferris wheel, 1960

Anita Marie Wood Brewer (born c. 1937 [1]) (also known as Little Bitty and Little [2]) was a TV performer,[1] recording artist and girlfriend[3][4][5] to Elvis Presley. She later married NFL football player Johnny Brewer.[3][4] Presley and Wood met in 1957 and in the same year Presley referred to Wood as his "No. 1 Girl".[4] The two dated seriously for several years[6] from 1957 to 1962.[7] Wood signed a contract to work as an actress for Paramount Pictures, but later gave it up for Presley.[8] In 1976, Johnny Brewer sued the Memphis Publishing Company for libel when it reported that Anita Brewer was divorced from Brewer and reunited with Presley in Las Vegas.[4] Anita Wood appeared on the Larry King show in 2005 to talk about her romance with Elvis Presley.[7]

Anita recorded for ABC-Paramount (1958); Sun (1961); and Santo (1963). She also worked on the Andy Williams TV Show (summer 1958) and is the uncredited vocalist with Williams on "The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)," a Top 15 hit in early 1959.

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  1. ^ a b "Morals and Manners". St. Petersburg Times. 1957-08-29. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ ""Elvis Word for Word" (Letters from Elvis to Anita)". Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  3. ^ a b Helbling, Wes (2008-05-31). "Return of the King". Bastrop Daily Enterprise. Archived from the original on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d "John L. Brewer, v. Memphis Publishing Company, Inc". United States Court of Appeals. 1976-09-13. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  5. ^ Bradley, Barbara (2007-05-07). "Elvis' alma mater down the steps". Knox News. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  6. ^ "Anita Wood Interview". Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  7. ^ a b "Remembering Elvis Presley". 2005-01-14. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Anita Wood". 2006-11-25. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31.