Van Dyke Parks

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Birthday
3, 1943
Birthplace
Hattiesburg, MS
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
3, 1943 (age 74)
Birthplace
Hattiesburg, MS

About

Musician who collaborated with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys on the unfinished Smile project.

Before Fame

He starred alongside Grace Kelly as a child actor in The Swan from 1956.

Trivia

He also collaborated with Joanna Newsom, Inara George, Keith Moon, and Ringo Starr.

Family Life

His brother C. Carson Parks also became a songwriter.

Associated With

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 million-selling single.