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Larry Parks (Sam Klusman Lawrence Parks)

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Biography

Olathe, Kansas, USA
When amiable Columbia Pictures actor Larry Parks was entrusted the role of entertainer Al Jolson in the biopic The Jolson Story (1946), his career finally hit the big time. Within a few years, however, his bright new world crumbled courtesy of the House Un-American Activities Committee after the actor admitted under pressure that he was once affiliated with the Communist Party. Although he unwillingly testified in 1951, he was still (unofficially) blacklisted. Never-say-die Larry managed to continue his career in years to come - both here and abroad, on stage and in nightclubs - alongside steadfast wife Betty Garrett. Read more...

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Character: Tony - Lita's Boyfriend

You Were Never Lovelier 1942

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Character: Rusty Bryant

Blondie Goes to College 1942

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Character: Capt. Langdon

First Comes Courage 1943

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Character: Superba Pictures Actor

Jam Session 1944

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Character: Jim Leighter

Hey, Rookie 1944

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Character: Rocky Hill

She's a Sweetheart 1944

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Character: Jud Parker

Love Is Better Than Ever 1952

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Character: George 'Blackie' Dallas

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: Al Jolson / Himself

Jolson Sings Again 1949

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Character: Dr. Joseph Breuer

Freud 1962

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Character: Dr. Steven Waller

Dr. Kildare 1961

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Character: Himself

Hollywood on Trial 1976

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