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Overview (4)

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Nickname The Big Swede
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Emory Parnell was born on December 29, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He was an actor, known for The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944), Foreign Correspondent (1940) and Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948). He was married to Effie Laird. He died on June 22, 1979 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Effie Laird (? - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

He is the father of actor James Parnell.
Grandfather of Dennis Parnell.
Cousin of Jenny Lerew.
First performed as a concert violinist, then became a booking agent. Began working from 1930 as actor/narrator on industrial films made in Detroit.
Bull-necked, ruddy-complexioned American character actor, who appeared in many a B-movie as hearty, jovial types or perpetually mystified police officers. Alternatively, he was prone to show up as prison wardens, heavy fathers or outright villains. Had regular spots in Universal's 'Ma and Pa Kettle' series (as small town businessman Billy Reed) and on the western series 'Lawman' (as the bartender).

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