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Sally and Van Dyke Parks
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[on his role as "Tommy Manicotti" in "Honeymooners" sketches in two episodes of Jackie Gleason television shows] I only had a couple of lines, but I didn't blow them...not until he (Jackie Gleason) blew his at least, then we would just have a conversation. It was great. Gleason was a man of immense ability, but one of those abilities was not memorizing a script. He was a genius at improv, but ...
Spent the late 60s to early 70s as a songwriting partner to Beach Boy Brian Wilson
. Their songs together included "Cabinessence" and "Surf's Up", and it was also Parks's idea to include an upfront cello on "Good Vibrations" (written by Wilson with cousin Mike Love
His verbose, metaphoric, humorist style of writing and speaking