Larry Parks

Born Dec 13, 1914

Larry Parks was an American stage and movie actor. He was born Samuel Klausman Lawrence Parks. His career was virtually ended when he admitted to having once been a member of a Communist party cell, which led to his blacklisting by all Hollywood studios.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on December 13, 1914.


1932 17 Years Old Born Samuel Klausman Lawrence Parks, he grew up in Joliet, Illinois, graduating from Joliet Township High School in 1932.


1941 26 Years Old He attended the University of Illinois as a pre-med student, and played in stock companies for a few years before signing a movie contract with Columbia Pictures in 1941.
1942 27 Years Old As did most Columbia contract players, he played supporting roles in higher-budgeted films, and larger roles in B pictures, such as 1942's Atlantic Convoy. … Read More
1944 29 Years Old …  He was married to actress Betty Garrett in 1944. … Read More


1951 36 Years Old In 1951 Parks was summoned to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, under threat of being blacklisted in the movie industry, but he begged not to be forced to testify.


1975 60 Years Old Died on April 13, 1975.
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