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Larry Parks Overview:

Legendary actor, Larry Parks, was born Sam Klusman Lawrence Parks on Dec 13, 1914 in Olathe, KS. Parks died at the age of 60 on Apr 13, 1975 in Studio City, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Parks was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1946Best ActorThe Jolson Story (1946)Al JolsonNominated
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Larry Parks Facts
His movie career ended in 1951 when he was the first actor to admit that he had belonged to a Communist cell from 1941 to 1945 and was subsequently blacklisted.

Godfather of Jeff Bridges.

Sons with Betty Garrett: composer Garrett Parks and actor Andrew Parks.

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