Is Kitty Dolan (Elvis' girlfriend, singer in Las Vegas and actress) still alive?

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I would like to know if she is alive or not. If not, when did she die?
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Sorry Monique Minya,
The IMDb isn't the best place to find out if someone is still alive.
 Maybe they just haven't done any work recently that is of note.   Maybe they just "slipped off the radar" and died without anybody reporting it.
 People are only usually recorded with a date of death on the IMDb if someone notices their obituary.
 But not having a date of death listed in the IMDb doesn't mean that someone is still alive. It could be just that their death was never reported.
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I believe this is her:

Catharine D. Crowley
 
AGE: 78 • Spring Lake  (New Jersey)

Catharine D. Crowley (Kit) 78, of Spring Lake died Monday, September 7, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. Born in New York NY, Catharine lived in Pearl River NY before moving to Spring Lake in 1963. A graduate of Marymount Academy, Tarrytown NY, Catharine performed in lead operetta roles leading to a singing and acting career. In 1963 she married the love of her life, Arthur M. Crowley after the death of his parents and together raised his four siblings while starting a family of their own which included five children. She was a woman of great accomplishment: a marathon runner, cyclist, equestrian, pilot, competitive croquet player, and a volunteer with the Jersey Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina. Catharine was a member of the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, Spring Lake Golf Club, Green Gables Croquet Club, and The Beach Club in Palm Beach FL. She was a 35 year survivor of breast cancer who was devoted to helping people with breast cancer. She was a parishioner of St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake NJ and a Eucharistic Minister. Catharine was predeceased by her two brothers; Louis J. Dolan and James A. Dolan and two sisters; Margaret D. Albrecht and Abigail D. Davis.

Surviving is her beloved husband of 53 years, Arthur M. Crowley; 5 children: Arthur M. Crowley III and his wife Nancy of Charlotte NC, John D. Crowley and his wife Michele of Spring Lake NJ, Tara W. Crowley of Wall NJ, Marion Moran and her husband Sean of Rumson NJ, Christopher F. Crowley and his wife Erin of Wall NJ. She also leaves her sister Marion L. Dolan of Sparkhill NY, and 9 grandchildren: Collin Crowley, William Crowley, Aedan Moran, Dane Moran, Caellum Moran, Declan Moran, Ashley Crowley, Morgan Crowley, James Crowley and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Visiting will be Sunday from 4-8 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A Funeral Mass will be Monday, 10:30 AM at St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake. Committal will follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Wall [NJ]. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfu neralhome.com. Donations may be made in Catharine's name to: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton or the American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 10, 2015



From an old article:

Kitty Dolan, beautiful and talented songstress of 119 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River,  [has] been signed to a personal management contract by the Lou Walters Enterprises,  it has been announced by Cats Franklin, managing director. Miss Dolan will be prepared for hotel, TV and a possible film singing career in the fall. The Pearl River beauty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dolan. Walters is the owner-producer of Lou Walters' Latin Quarter theatre-restaurant ... Miss Dolan Is a graduate of the Marymount Academy, Tarry-town. She studied voice with Florence Barber at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel, New York City, and Is currently taking dancing lessons at the June Taylor Studios, New York, to provide herself with an all-around musical  comedy background. Miss Dolan's first singing job was with Paul Drake's orchestra. 
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At last I know.  I have been searching unsuccessfully for the Kitty (Catherine) Dolan ever since I discovered a photograph that feature Kitty posing with a 1958 Edsel Convertible at the portico of the Tropicana in Las Vegas (circa Sept 1957).  I have owned that the Edsel convertible since 1986 and wanted to  do a repeat photo shoot "return to the Tropicana" that featured that beautiful lady and the freshly restored Edsel Convertible that was used in the photo shoot. I also wanted to better understand the circumstances surrounding the original photo shoot back in 1957, 
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Hello Bill,
Are you sure? Catharine D. Crowley (Kit)... And her nickname was Kitty! I'm checking. What do you think?
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Mrs. Crowley was definitely an entertainer once known as Kitty Dolan.  I found many other references to her as the daughter of Louis Dolan of Pearl River, New York, as she entered beauty contests and generally got her name and picture in the paper.   But the obit and the second text are obviously both referring to the same woman, with the reference to Marymount Academy.   She is definitely the Kitty Dolan who was handled by Lou Walters and was a singer in his Latin Quarter club and restaurant.  I couldn't quite tie her to Elvis or Las Vegas at first, and there was a quote that said she was in "A Face in the Crowd," except she doesn't seem to be in the credits.  But when you seemed uncertain I found this line that ties her to Elvis Presley:

"Kitty Dolan, one of the beauties in the Latin Quarter club (and once courted by Elvis Presley), has switched her affections from Paul Hornung, the former Notre Dame All American, to Jay Stern, a singer in the LQ show."   From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1960, Page 33.
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