Larry Parks
Actor
Larry Parks
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.
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Thoughts on the president's vacation - Florida Times-Union (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Larry Parks The problem is not the vacation itself but the venue. To vacation in a playground for the rich and famous like Martha's Vineyard sends a very negative message to us ordinary citizens at a time when the economy is a train wreck and millions
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The Writer's Guild and Me - BernardGoldberg.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
What's fascinating about the adoration of the handful of writers who were sent underground for a few years 60 years ago is that if those who were despised as squealers, condemned for naming names, people like Elia Kazan, Larry Parks, Lee J. Cobb,
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Live Blog: Aug. 15 City Council Meeting - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
7:58 pm: Director of the Department of Public Works Larry Parks said 3.75 inches of rain was measured at a city facility over the weekend, but little damage was reported. "A number of streets were flooded but not for a very long time," Parks said
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Ageism, Blacklisting, and Mapplethorpe: The Writers Guild and Me - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
What's fascinating about the adoration of the handful of writers who were sent underground for a few years 60 years ago is that if those who were despised as squealers, condemned for naming names, people like Elia Kazan, Larry Parks, Lee J. Cobb,
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Mozarks Moments: A busy life for this Missouri gal - Christian County Headliner News
Google News - over 5 years
Betty and her husband, Larry Parks. Movie poster for “On the Town.” Betty as she looked while a regular on “Laverne & Shirley.” Missouri-born Betty Garrett passed away in February at the age of 91. Those nine-plus decades were not in the least
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Prison realignment will have disastrous consequences - Sierra Star
Google News - over 5 years
To educate the public on this horrible crime and its affect on the plight of the victims, the Madera Tribune recently published the entirety of Larry Parks' book on the kidnapping. Mr. Parks' book poignantly reveals how long-lasting damage can be
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Rutledge News: Lois Harper - Morgan County Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Condolences go out to Bessie and Larry Parks in the death of William Parks. Comfort goes out to the family of Shirley Miller, a good friend of mine, in her death last week. Congratulations to Trey and Abby Bruce upon their graduation from Georgia Tech
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Civil Air Patrol to hold youth aviation day Saturday at Bishop International ... - The Flint Journal - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Larry Parks, the commander of a local Civil Air Patrol cadet squadron, said he hopes the event will attract some youth to aviation. Some of his cadets will attend the tour to talk about the squadron and answer questions. “(The) Civil Air Patrol,
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The Practical Implementation of Constitutional Tender - Tenth Amendment Center
Google News - over 5 years
This despite the tireless work of such dedicated individuals as Dr. Larry Parks, Dr. Edwin Vieira, Rep. Ron Paul, and dozens of others who had the audacity to read, study and understand the Constitution for the United States of America
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Special Live Blog: June 13 Public Hearing and Special Session - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
6:47 pm: Larry Parks, Director of the Department of Public Works, said Rt. 155 is state-owned, and the city can only make suggestions on changes to Rt. 155. He said if Bayview Drive were made one-way, "WRONG WAY" signs would be erected near the
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Clean-Up Begins After Gazebo Burns Down In Carondolet Park - KPLR 11
Google News - over 5 years
Larry parks recorded the video of neighbors losing this landmark Tuesday. His nephew, Bob, recorded video of its final concert Sunday. Believe it or not, Wednesday's demolition with huge forklifts and dumpsters was actually a delicate operation
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Havre de Grace Agenda June 6: Water and Sewer Rates; Susquehanna Hose Company ... - The Dagger
Google News - over 5 years
... Sifford and Ms. Tina Schaal, Havre de Grace Relay for Life 2. Mr. Larry Parks- Director Department of Public Works; (Rt. 155 and Bayview Dr) 3. Mr. Patrick Vincenti- Introduction of Mr. C. John Sullivan as Director of Operations for the Decoy Museum
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Rain Remains Best Weapon Against I-40 Dust Storms - AzJournal.com
Google News - over 5 years
Captain Larry Parks, District 3 commander for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said the dangerous dust storms of the past three years, and unprecedented multiple interstate closures during the spring of 2009 and 2010, have officials looking
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Teen shot, killed in Roseland - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Larry Parks, of the 10100 block of South Yale Avenue, was shot in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Parks was pronounced dead at 4:48 pm at Roseland Community Hospital,
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International Jazz Fest welcomes Marsalis, Peyroux - Gig City
Google News - almost 6 years
When good Jewish boy Neil Diamond – or Al Jolson, or Larry Parks, depending on the film version – confronted his papa and declared he had the music in him, he could've picked any kind of tune to rebel to
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Who's Who: Larry Parks, Owner of Larry Parks Ltd. - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
On weekdays we feature a chat with someone who lives or works in El Cerrito or Kensington. Tell me a little bit about your history in this area of El Cerrito. I started working in the El Cerrito area in 1962. I was not quite 20 years old when I started
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Who's Who: Judy Pope, Owner of D'Jour Floral - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
When I was in high school just going into college, Larry Parks opened a huge salon here in this very spot. He had, I think it was 14 hairdressers, including himself. They had a line of clothing and it was the place to get your hair done
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Betty Garrett Dies at 91; Antsy Cabby in 'On the Town'
NYTimes - about 6 years
Betty Garrett, the brassy comic actress who played Frank Sinatra's ardent, taxi-driving pursuer in the movie ''On the Town,'' Archie Bunker's liberal foil of a neighbor in ''All in the Family'' and a sardonic landlady in ''Laverne & Shirley,'' died on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 91. The cause was an aortic aneurysm, her son Andrew Parks said.
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Evelyn Keyes, 91, Whose Film Roles Included 'Gone With the Wind,' Is Dead
NYTimes - over 8 years
Evelyn Keyes, one of the last surviving co-stars of ''Gone With the Wind'' and a popular film actress in the 1940s, died on July 4 at an assisted-living home in Montecito, Calif. She was 91. Ms. Keyes died of cancer, said the producer Allan Glaser, a friend, who told The Associated Press that the announcement had been delayed until the death
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Larry Parks
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 60
    Died on April 13, 1975.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 36
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 29
    He was married to actress Betty Garrett in 1944.
    More Details Hide Details Garrett starred in Hollywood films such as On the Town and on television as Archie Bunker’s neighbor Irene Lorenzo on All in the Family and as landlady Edna Babish on Laverne and Shirley. Her career also faced turmoil as a result of her marriage to Parks, and the two spent much of the 1950s doing theatre and musical variety shows. Together they had two sons, actor Andrew Parks and composer Garrett Parks. He was also the godfather to actor Jeff Bridges.
  • 1942
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details When Columbia was preparing a screen biography of Al Jolson, many big-name stars were considered for the title role, including James Cagney and Danny Thomas (both of whom turned it down), but resident contractee Larry Parks was reportedly the first actor to be interviewed. Parks impressed the producers and won the role. At the age of 31, his performance in The Jolson Story (1946) earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Now that Parks was a full-fledged star, Columbia kept him busy in elaborate productions (including a couple of costume epics) until he appeared in the sequel, Jolson Sings Again (1949), which was another huge box office hit. His co-star in the film, Barbara Hale, teamed with him again in the comedy feature Emergency Wedding.
  • 1941
    Age 26
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1932
    Age 17
    Born Samuel Klausman Lawrence Parks, he grew up in Joliet, Illinois, graduating from Joliet Township High School in 1932.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on December 13, 1914.
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