Parks, Larry

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Parks, Larry Gender: M
Samuel Lawrence Klusman Parks
born on 13 December 1914 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Shawnee, Kansas, 39n03, 94w43
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°44' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°36 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 26°27'

Larry Parks (1947)


American actor who made a debut on Broadway in 1937 and in film in 1941 in "Mystery Ship." In the next four years he appeared in 13 movies but his big break came in the title role of "The Jolson Story," released in October 1946.

Parks was a member of the Communist Party from 1941 to 1945. He married on 9 August 1944; two sons. When the McCarthy hearings began their hunt for communists, Parks was called up before the hearings on 21 March 1951. Being labelled a communist effectively destroyed his career and Columbia cancelled his contract. He had, at that time, 42 films to his credit, and made two more before he was unable to get any theatre job in Hollywood.

A close friend of Lloyd Bridges, he was Jeff's godfather. He admitted to being "a close man with a dollar." After the hearings, Parks went into the construction business and became a successful housing contractor.

As a kid, he had rheumatic fever which weakened his heart, and Parks died of a heart attack on 13 Aril 1975 at age 60 in Hollywood.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Garrett, Betty (born 23 May 1919). Notes: Married 1944-1975
  • has other family relationship with Bridges, Jeff (born 4 December 1949). Notes: Godkin
  • role played of/by Jolson, Al (born 7 June 1886). Notes: 1946 and 1949 films "The Jolson Story" and "Jolson Sings Again"


  • Work : New Career 1937 (Debut on Broadway)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1941 ("Mystery Ship", debut in film)
  • Social : Joined group 1941 (Communist Party, four years)
  • Relationship : Marriage 9 August 1944 (Betty Garrett)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1946 ("The Jolson Story")
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  • Crime : Trial dates 21 March 1951 (McCarthy hearings)
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Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Rheumatic fever)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Lloyd Bridges)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Contractor (Housing)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Construction work
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist Party)