Mary Parker (Mary Frances Roberson)

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Mary "Punkins" Parker was born in 1918 in Fort Worth Texas. She was discovered as part of a Paramount Pictures search for beauty contest-considered one of the top 10 most beautiful girls in the country. Prior to that, Punkins had been on the radio, and was a talented dancer. She appeared in a few movies for Paramount, and later signed a contract with MGM. Some of her best work was as a dancer with her partner Billy Daniels, working both in movies and on Broadway. Read more...