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Larry Parks
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Birth Date:December 13, 1914
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Died Date:April 13, 1975

Occupation:Movie Actor

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Larry Parks

Biography:Larry Parks (December 13, 1914 - April 13, 1975) was an American actor who was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studio bosses during the era of McCarthyism.

Born Samuel Lawrence Klausman Parks in Olathe, Kansas, his career was virtually ended when he admitted in 1951 to having been a member of a Communist party cell.

Parks grew up in Joliet, Illinois, and graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1932. Having attended the University of Illinois as a pre-med student, Parks played in stock companies for several years before signing a Hollywood contract in 1941. He made several forgettable films until he won the role of Al Jolson in the 1946 biographical film The Jolson Story, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Following his Oscar nomination, he made a few more movies that did little in the box office, until he appeared in the sequel, Jolson Sings Again in 1949, which was another hit.

Larry Parks was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee where he literally fell on his knees before and begged not to be forced to testify. He eventually did so in tears, only to find that he was blacklisted anyway. Following his admission before the Congressional Committee, Columbia Pictures dropped him. He made only two more films, but continued to eke out a living acting on the stage and doing occasional television programs until his death, from a heart attack, aged 60. Married to actress Betty Garrett from 1944 until his death; they had two sons.

Achievements: (Filmography)
The Jolson Story (1947)

Chinese Horoscope for Larry Parks
Includes characteristics and Vices
Larry Parks's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 26, 1914 - February 13, 1915
Birthday: December 13, 1914

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Larry Parks's Personality Tarot Card The Emperor - Personality Card

Birthday: December 13, 1914

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Larry Parks's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: December 13, 2023

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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