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- Posted on Oct 13th 2011 1:11PM by Theo Spielberg
In 1956, Hess recorded the first version of the Otis Blackwell tune 'All Shook Up' before it became a hit for Elvis Presley. Hess became a professional songwriter for Shalimar Music and went on to write and co-write such songs as Presley's 'I Got Stung' and Pat Boone's No. 1 hit 'Speedy Gonzalez.' Hess also recorded several solo albums, producing the Top 10 folk hit 'Two Brothers,' and later became head of A&R for Mercury.
He made the jump to acting in 1972, starring in Wes Craven's first movie, 'The Last House on the Left,' which was one of the pioneering films in the slasher genre. After that, he got several more roles playing villains in horror flicks, appearing in 'House on the Edge of the Park' and Craven's 1982 'Swamp Thing.'
Hess is survived by his wife Regina, a brother, two sisters, three sons and a daughter.