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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died in New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameAustin Lewis Jacobs

Mini Bio (1)

Lew Parker was born on October 29, 1907 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Austin Lewis Jacobs. He was an actor, known for Are You with It? (1948), That Girl (1966) and Country Music Holiday (1958). He was married to Betty Kean. He died on October 27, 1972 in New York City, New York.

Spouse (1)

Betty Kean (9 March 1956 - 27 October 1972) ( his death)

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Brother-in-law of Jane Kean and Joe Hecht.
Came from a theatrical family. His father was one-half of a double act, "Parker and Decker", who often performed in black-face. Lew had a background in vaudeville and was helped in his career by Milton Berle and Bob Hope. He entertained troops during the war in the South Pacific as part of the USO. Appeared on the musical comedy stage after the war. Toured in the "Ole Olsen" part of "Hellzapoppin'". Active on television from the early 1950's, best-known as "Lew Marie", father of That Girl (1966).

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