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 Larry Parks

Larry Parks

Original Name Samuel Lawrence Klausman
Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Death 13 Apr 1975 (aged 60)
Studio City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 2019 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2019
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Larry Parks (13 Dec 1914–13 Apr 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2019, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.