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Celeste Yarnall Passed Away

October 09, 2018 | People

Celeste Yarnall, who shared the screen with Elvis in "Live a Little, Love a Little," died Monday, October 8, 2018.

Celeste began her career as a model, spokesperson and actress. She guest starred on numerous television shows, including "Star Trek," "Bonanza," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "It Takes a Thief," "Land of the Giants," "Love American Style" and many more. She also starred in films such as "The Face of Eve," opposite Sir Christopher Lee, "The Velvet Vampire," "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" and many more over her 50-year career in entertainment. 

She wrote five books on holistic health care for pets. She and her husband produced the award-winning documentary film, "Femme Women Healing the World," executive produced by Sharon Stone and directed by Emmanuel Itier. She was featured as one of the speakers in the film, along with many global female influencers. She was also featured in and producer of the new sci-fi spoof feature, "Unbelievable!!!" which includes more than 30 Star Trek actors.

Celeste shared her memories of Elvis at Elvis Week 2016.

TheMemphisFan wrote on October 10, 2018
~ A native of Long Beach, California, Celeste Yarnall was discovered by Rick and Ozzie Nelson while she walked past their studio offices on the way to an audition. She appeared on an episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" in 1962 and then played college kids in Jerry Lewis' "The Nutty Professor" and Jack Lemmon's "Under the Yum Yum Tree", both released in 1963.
Gladyslove wrote on October 10, 2018
Wonderful Lady. R.I.P.
JerryNodak wrote on October 10, 2018
The heavens have gained another bright star. Rest In Peace, Celeste.
circleG wrote on October 15, 2018
She had some very nice things to say about Elvis. Seems like a really nice lady RIP - "It was during filming and we went back to his dressing room to have lunch. He was so upset and he started by singing 'Amazing Grace' before breaking down and sobbing in arms. Elvis was truly devastated by Martin Luther King's assassination. Elvis felt such an integral part of the Memphis and Black community and that he felt that they had taken a brother from him and it happened in his home-town. We both cried together it was so emotional and wrong. It was a truly touching experience to go through that together and feel the same.