Jean Parker Shepherd

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Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 16, 1999 (78)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Oct 16, 1999 (78)

About

American television, film, and radio personality best known for writing and narrating the semi-autobiographical film A Christmas Story.

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II.

Trivia

He had a longstanding radio career and became famous for a prank he pulled on listeners where he reviewed a book that did not exist (he later co-wrote the book when it became in demand).

Family Life

He was married four times and had one son, Randall, and one daughter, Adrien.

Associated With

Peter Billingsley played Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story, a character loosely based on Shepherd himself.

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