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Willard Parker
Birth: Feb. 5, 1912
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1996
Rancho Mirage
Riverside County
California, USA

Actor. A typecast 'second man', he is remembered for his dozens of film and television appearances. Born Worster von Eps, little is recorded of his early years save that for a time he was a tennis professional prior to his 1937 silver screen bow in "The Devil's Saddle Legion". Parker appeared in 1938's "A Slight Case of Murder" and was to work steadily in big screen productions, many of them westerns. With the coming of television he was seen in "Fireside Theatre", the "Schlitz Playhouse", "M Squad", and other fare and in 1953 appeared in the film adaptation of "Kiss Me Kate" and was the title anti-hero of "The Great Jesse James Raid". In the mid 1950s he had the recurring role of Ranger Jace Pearson on "Tales of the Texas Rangers" and in 1965 joined his wife Virginia Field in the forgettable "The Earth Dies Screaming". Parker was seen in "Waco" (1966), earned his final credit with 1972's "The Great Waltz", lived out his days in Southern California, and died of heart failure. A number of films are preserved on DVD. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Family links: 
  Virginia Field (1917 - 1992)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City)
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
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Willard Parker
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- Rosie
 Added: Sep. 11, 2017
belated greetings on your birthday rest in peace good actor
- deborah dyess
 Added: Mar. 18, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
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