Musician who collaborated with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys on the unfinished "Smile" project.
He starred alongside Grace Kelly as a child actor in "The Swan" from 1956.
He also collaborated with Joanna Newsom, Inara George, Keith Moon, and Ringo Starr.
His brother, C. Carson Parks, also became a songwriter.
He helped re-energize Frank Sinatra's career in the mid-sixties when he pitched his brother's song, "Somethin' Stupid," to the crooner, which would become Sinatra's first millionth-selling single.
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