Appeared in "Golden Boy" on Broadway, 1937.
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[on the changes in racial representation in the movies since the forties]'The Jolson Story' was made innocently enough, without any desire to offend. I think if you start suppressing old films for reasons like this, you're cutting off your own past. I thought Bill Cosby's special on the TV was wonderful, the one tracing the rise and fall of Negro stereotypes in movies. I think that sort of ...
After his film career was destroyed, he found intermittent work on stage in such plays as "The Teahouse of the August Moon," "Any Wednesday" and "The Tunnel of Love." He and his wife also worked up nightclub singing/comedy acts along with appearing in legit plays. Although Parks never quite shook off the blacklist incident, he won a role in John Huston