Larry Parks

Actor, Theater usher, Real estate broker
Fringe player in numerous B productions of the 1940s who came to prominence as the lead in "The Al Jolson Story" (1946). Parks' career was curtailed when he admitted his past Communist affiliations to the House ... Read more »
Born: 12/12/1914 in Olathe, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Freud 1962 (Movie)

Dr Joseph Breuer (Actor)

Jolson Sings Again 1948 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jolson Story 1945 (Movie)

Al Jolson (Actor)

Hey, Rookie 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reveille With Beverly 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alias Boston Blackie (Movie)

Joe Trilby (Actor)

Atlantic Convoy (Movie)

Gregory (Actor)

Blondie Goes to College (Movie)

Rusty Bryant (Actor)

Counter Attack (Movie)

Kirichenko (Actor)

Down to Earth (Movie)

Danny Miller (Actor)

Flight Lieutenant (Movie)

Sandy Roth (Actor)

Harmon of Michigan (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Hello Annapolis (Movie)

(Actor)

Her Husband's Affairs (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Is Everybody Happy? (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Love Is Better Than Ever (Movie)

Jud Parker (Actor)

Man's World (Movie)

Chick O'Driscoll (Actor)

She's a Sweetheart (Movie)

Rocky Hill (Actor)

Stars on Parade (Movie)

Danny Davis (Actor)

The Boogie Man Will Get You (Movie)

Bill Leyden (Actor)

The Gallant Blade (Movie)

Lt. David Picard (Actor)

You Belong To Me (Movie)

Blemish (Actor)

You Were Never Lovelier (Movie)

Tony (Actor)
Music (4)

Simon Birch 1998 (Movie)

("Bread and Butter") (Song)

Baby Talk 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

9 1/2 Weeks 1986 (Movie)

("Bread and Butter") (Song)

Biography

Fringe player in numerous B productions of the 1940s who came to prominence as the lead in "The Al Jolson Story" (1946). Parks' career was curtailed when he admitted his past Communist affiliations to the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Married to actress Betty Garrett from 1944.

Relationships

Betty Garrett

Wife
married from September 8, 1944 until his death mother of Parks's two sons

Andrew Parks

Son

Garrett Parks

Son

EDUCATION

University of Illinois

Urbana , Illinois

Milestones

1962

Last feature appearance as Dr. Joseph Breuer in John Huston's "Freud"

1946

Became famous for playing Al Jolson in "The Jolson Story"

1940

Feature acting debut "Mystery Ship"

In the 1950s, contract with Columbia terminated after he admitted to former membership to the Communist Party

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