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 .



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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Kid: I'm a grape.
Jud Parker: I'm happy for you.

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

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The only actor and movie name among the original 19 people accused by the House Un-American Activities Committee of being Communists.

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