- Category : Building-Trades-Construction-work
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (21,35)
- Incarnation Cross : JX The Trickster
American actor who made a debut on Broadway in 1937 and in film in 1941 in "Mystery Ship." In the next four years he appeared in 13 movies but his big break came in the title role of "The Jolson Story," released in October 1946.
Parks was a member of the Communist Party from 1941 to 1945. He married 8/09/1944; two sons. When the McCarthy hearings began their hunt for communists, Parks was called up before the hearings on 3/21/1951. Being labeled a communist effectively destroyed his career and Columbia cancelled his contract. He had, at that time, 42 films to his credit, and made two more before he was unable to get any theater job in Hollywood.
A close friend of Lloyd Bridges, he was Jeff's godfather. He admitted to being "a close man with a dollar." After the hearings, Parks went into the construction business and became a successful housing contractor.
As a kid, he had rheumatic fever which weakened his heart, and Parks died of a heart attack on 4/13/1975, Hollywood.