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Larry Parks
Original name: Samuel Lawrence Klausman Parks
Birth: Dec. 13, 1914
Death: Apr. 13, 1975

Actor. He is best remembered for playing the title role in "The Jolson Story" (1946) and " Jolson Sings Again" (1949). He attended the University of Illinois and worked as an usher at Carnegie Hall before finding minor stage roles. He launched his film career with the picture "Mystery Ship" (1941). His career suffered irreversible damage after admitting he was a former member of the Communist Party in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee (although he was never officially blacklisted). From that point on, Parks was limited to sporadic guest TV roles and a part in the 1962 picture "Freud". He was married to actress Betty Garrett. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Betty Garrett (1919 - 2011)*
 
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Cause of death: Heart Attack
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Larry Parks
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- charles burkhalter
 Added: Sep. 8, 2014
I, like everyone else, loved you as Al Jolsen!! What a talent you had!! Terrific job of acting--you are missed!! RIP & God Bless!!
- Garlene Frazier
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
Keep on looking for the Bluebird, RIP Larry.
- John McGuire
 Added: Apr. 27, 2014
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