Robert Parrish

Film Director + Editor and Writer; Child Actor
Born Jan 4, 1916

Robert R. Parrish was an American actor, film editor, film director, and writer. He received an Academy Award for Film Editing for the 1947 film, Body and Soul. Parrish was the son of factory cashier Gordon R. Parrish and Laura R. Parrish. In the mid-1920s, the family moved from Georgia to Los Angeles and Parrish and his sisters Beverly and Helen began obtaining work as actors soon thereafter.… Read More

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1916 Birth Born on January 4, 1916.


1947 31 Years Old In 1947, Parrish shared the Academy Award, with co-nominee Francis Lyon, for his film editing debut in Robert Rossen's boxing drama Body and Soul. … Read More


1976 60 Years Old …  We all entreated him to write them down and in 1976 he did so, producing one of the most enchanting - and hilarious - books about the picture business ever written Up In Hollywood ought to be reprinted in this centenary birth year." … Read More
1995 80 Years Old Died on December 4, 1995.
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