Jackie Kahane was the opening act for many of Elvis' concerts & delivered the eulogy at Elvis' funeral
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Jackie Kahane passed away on Monday, 6 March 2001 after a long illness.
Jackie the petite comedian was the opening act at Elvis' Vegas concert performances. But his most important performance was his eulogy at Elvis' funeral
Kahane who had previously worked with singer Wayne Newton was hired by Col Tom Parker because of his clever jokes. It was Kahane who delivered the now often voted line at the end of Elvis' concert... "Ladies and gentleman, Elvis had left the building."
In 1977, Jackie Kahane delivered the eulogy at Elvis' funeral. The pallbearers at Elvis' funeral were: Jerry Schilling | Joe Esposito | George Klein | Lamar Fike | Billy Smith, Charlie Hodges | Dr. Nichopoulous and Gene Smith.
Jackie Kahane gave the eulogy at Elvis funeral, while Rev Bradley added:
"Elvis is an inspiration to all. He has provided the potential of what one human being who has strong desire and unfailing determination can accomplish. Elvis was a loving and caring father to his family and a decent human being. In a society that has talked so much about the generation gap, the closeness of Elvis and his family is heart-warming.... But Elvis was a frail human being and he would be the first to admit his weaknesses. Perhaps because of his rapid rise to fame and fortune he was thrown into temptations that some never experience. Elvis would not want anyone to think that he had no flaws or faults. But now that he's gone, I find it more helpful to remember his good qualities, and I hope you do, too...."
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