Person Details

Birthday: 1915-08-11 02:27:31

Death: 2005-11-30 02:27:31

Aliases: Джин Паркер , Lois Mae Green

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Deer Lodge, Montana, USA

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Movie Involvements: 52

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jean Parker (born Lois Mae Green; August 11, 1915 – November 30, 2005) was an American film and stage actress. She landed her first screen test while still in high school. She acted opposite such well-known actors as Katharine Hepburn, Robert Donat, Edward G. Robinson, Randolph Scott, and Laurel and Hardy. She was married four times and had one son, Robert Lowery Hanks. Parker appeared in 70 movies from 1932 through 1966. In 1932, she posed as a flower girl and living poster in a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, where she was seen by Ida Koverman, secretary to MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer. The following day the studio called her on the phone and invited her for a screen test. Parker's film debut came in Divorce in the Family (1932). She had a successful career at MGM, RKO and Columbia including roles in such films as Little Women, Lady for a Day, Gabriel Over the White House, Limehouse Blues, The Ghost Goes West, and Rasputin and the Empress. In 1939, she starred opposite Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in RKO's The Flying Deuces. Parker remained active in film throughout the 1940s, playing opposite Lon Chaney in Dead Man's Eyes, and a variety of other films. During World War II, she toured many of the veteran hospitals throughout the U.S. and performed on radio. In the 1950s, Parker co-starred opposite Edward G. Robinson in Black Tuesday; had a small but effective role in The Gunfighter, and appeared in A Lawless Street (1955). Her last film appearance was Apache Uprising (1966). Parker also appeared on Broadway. In 1949, she replaced Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday on Broadway and enjoyed a successful run in this classic. She appeared on Broadway opposite Bert Lahr in the play Burlesque. She did summer stock in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, toured in the play Candlelight and Loco, and performed on stage in other professional productions. In 1954, Parker played the role of "Cattle Kate Watson of Wyoming" in an episode of the syndicated television series Stories of the Century, the first western program to win an Emmy Award. The series starred and was narrated by Jim Davis. Later in her career and life, Parker continued a successful stint on the West Coast theatre circuit and worked as an acting coach. At age 83, Parker moved into the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, where she died of a stroke on November 30, 2005, at the age of 90. She was survived by her son, Robert, and granddaughters Katie and Nora Hanks. She was buried at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills.

Most Famous Work

The Gunfighter
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7

The Gunfighter

(1950) Molly
Little Women
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7

Little Women

(1933) Beth
Rasputin and the Empress
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7

Rasputin and the Empress

(1932) Princess Maria (uncredited)
A Lawless Street
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5

A Lawless Street

(1955) Cora Dean
Beyond Tomorrow
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6

Beyond Tomorrow

(1940) Jean Lawrence
Black Tuesday
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6

Black Tuesday

(1954) Hatti Combest
Gabriel Over the White House
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7

Gabriel Over the White House

(1933) Alice Bronson
Bluebeard
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5

Bluebeard

(1944) Lucille

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1968 Denise
1965 Mrs. Hawks
1963 N/A
1957 Sarah Jones
1955 Cora Dean
N/A
1954 Hatti Combest
N/A
1953 Liz
N/A
1952 Della
1950 Molly
1949 N/A
1946 Frances Crawford
1945 Kitty O'Day
1944 Carol Dunlap
Lucille
Heather Hayden
Valerie
Kitty O'Day
Mary Kirk Logan
Ellen Sayre
1943 Judith Hutter
Mary Smith
Ann Coswell
Connie Baker
1942 Molly Betts
N/A
Julie Bronson
Dorothy Greenfield
Susan Richards
Doris Henley
Grace Holman
1941 Mrs. Louise Campbell
Shirley Brooks
Patricia Mallory
Carol Blake
Alice Williams
1940 Jane
Jean Lawrence
Holly Ripple
Stevie Moore
1939 Georgette
Susan Wesley
Maxine Scott
Linda Fay
Mary Tibbett
June Martin
1938 Judy Allen
Laurie
1937 Carole Martin
1936 Amanda Bailey
Adie Boyer
1935 Peggy Martin
Betty Lansing
Princess O'Hara
Toni Martin
1934 Timka
Toni
Rosanne Stroud, aka Rosanne Trice
Sally Moore
Eleanor
Sarah Lescalle
Mazie
Elizabeth 'Beth' Burton Bell
1933 Beth
Louise
Ruth Harper
Danitza
Adele
Alice Bronson
Eloise
1932 Princess Maria (uncredited)
Miss Lucile SmIth
Year Character Movie/Tv

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