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Linda Diane Thompson (born May 23, 1950) is an American songwriter/lyricist, and former actress and beauty pageant winner.She was married to then Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner), and David Foster, musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger. I was Miss Tennessee Universe in 1972, and Elvis was Elvis. And Miss Rhode Island, Jeannie La May, was my roommate in the Miss USA pageant. And she and I went to the theater and were introduced to him properly.In 2011, Thompson, Foster and Jackie Evancho collaborated on the title track for Evancho's album Dream With Me.A Little Thing Called Life: From Elvis's Graceland to Bruce Jenner's Caitlyn & Songs in Between Hardcover – May 3, 2016 by Linda Thompson On July 6, 1972, Thompson attended a private movie screening hosted by Elvis Presley at the Memphian Theater in Memphis.“He actually used the word ‘preserve.’”It happened in early September, after they had been living together in Las Vegas.“We were in our king-sized bed on a pedestal, with a mirrored ceiling above us, reflecting Elvis and me tangled in a loving entrainment of arms, legs, kissed and deeply felt intimacy,” reveals Thompson.She and Elvis hit it off and subsequently dated for 4-1/2 years before breaking up around Christmas 1976.They broke up because she wanted a "normal" life which, of course, was not possible with Elvis., and she shared Special Recognition Awards in 19 with several others for work related to the Olympics, including lyrics for the official 1996 Olympic theme song, "The Power of the Dream", sung by Celine Dion.
When the pair split in 1985, Thompson knew about her gender dysphoria, but, at the time, the world had no idea. “I would not have been able to write an honest portrayal of my marriage to Bruce Jenner and the real reason we divorced, until now,” she writes.
She was Miss Tennessee and I was Miss Rhode Island.
In 1977, Thompson became a regular on the TV series Hee Haw.
She later had small one-episode parts in such television shows as "CHi Ps , Starsky and Hutch, Vega$, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
Thompson starred in several TV pilots, including "Mars Base One" and "Two for Two".
Thompson collaborated with composer Richard Marx on Josh Groban's first hit record, "To Where You Are", with composer Steve Dorff on the Celine Dion hit "Miracle", with Andreas Carlsson for "Drowning" by the Backstreet Boys, and composer David Foster on several compositions, including "No Explanation" for the 1990 film Pretty Woman, and "I Have Nothing" for 1992 motion picture, The Bodyguard, for which they were nominated both for the Academy Award for Best Song in 1993 and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television in 1994, and "Grown Up Christmas List".