Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas but moved to Las Vegas right after graduating from high school. In Vegas she became a showgirl and met Elvis Presley. He helped her land a small role in the 1971 James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever. Peterson played a topless dancer in 1974’s The Working Girls. Her big break came in 1981 when she landed a gig hosting a weekly horror movie presentation called “Movie Macabre” at Los Angeles TV station KHJ. It was then that “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” was born. As Elvira, Peterson has earned millions of dollars and attracted millions of fans. Today is also the birthday of the lead singer of The Tubes, Fee Waybill. He was born John Waldo Waybill in Omaha, Nebraska.
Both Cassandra and Fee are in their 60s. Who’s older?