Bert Parks

TV host, Actor, Singer
Best known as a popular TV game show host in the 1950s and the ever-smiling master of ceremonies for the Miss America beauty pageant.
Born: 12/30/1914 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

The 1990 Miss America Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

Bert Parks (Actor)

Roseanne 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mother-Daughter Pageant 1988 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S. Man of the Year 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Mother-Daughter Pageant 1987 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

WKRP in Cincinnati 1978 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

That Second Thing on ABC 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

That's the Way of the World 1974 (Movie)

Franklyn Page (Actor)

Stop the Music 1948 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Masquerade Party (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Memphis 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Best known as a popular TV game show host in the 1950s and the ever-smiling master of ceremonies for the Miss America beauty pageant.

Relationships

Aaron Jacobsen

Father

Hattie Jacobsen

Mother

Annette Liebman

Wife
married on June 8, 1943 until his death

Annette Parks

Daughter
born c. 1949 mother Annette Liebman

Jeffrey Parks

Son
born c. 1946 twin of Joel mother Annette Liebman

Joel Parks

Son
born c. 1946 twin of Jeffrey mother Annette Liebman

EDUCATION

Marist College

1926 - 1932

Milestones

1990

Returned as emcee for the Miss America Pageant

1951

Hosted daytime version of TV quiz show, "The Big Payoff"

1948

Emceed radio hit, "Stop the Music"

1947

First job as TV quiz show host, "Party Line"

1944

Breakthrough came as emcee on radio quiz program, "Break the Bank"

1933

Worked as a staff announcer for CBS radio

Served in WWII as an infantry captain in the Burma-India theater

Hired as a singer and straight man on radio's "The Eddie Cantor Show"

Joined local Atlanta radio station WGST at age 16 (earned $15 per week)

Played ringmaster on TV series, "Circus"

Hosted TV quiz show, "Break the Bank"

Served as master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant

Emceed TV show, "Stop the Music"

Quit WGST job and moved to New York at age 19

Bonus Trivia

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He was given the TV Forecast Award (1950)

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He was named March of Dimes Man of the Year (1963)

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Parks received Poor Richard Award (1957)

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Parks received the City of Hope Award (1948)

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