Emory Parnell

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Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Jun 22, 1979 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Saint Paul, MN
Death Date
Jun 22, 1979 (86)

About

Character actor who appeared in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1950s, including Mama Loves Papa and King of Alcatraz. His perpetual scowl gave him an air of frustration that worked to great effect in many different roles.

Before Fame

He was a violinist, performing around local tents for a decade before going to Detroit. He eventually moved to Hollywood.

Trivia

He played a policeman, a doorman, and a businessman in several early films.

Family Life

He was married to Effie Laird and the couple had two children together.

Associated With

His first screen role was in Bing Crosby's 1938 film, Dr. Rhythm, but his part was cut.