AKA Bert Jacobson
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Location of death: La Jolla, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated (ashes given to family)
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: TV Personality, Game Show Host
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Host of the Miss America Pageant
From 1954 to 1979 Parks hosted the Miss America Pageant. Directors wanted a younger host; he was fired via a letter sent to his home. As he was on vacation, Parks discovered his firing via the news. The public in general was outraged. His replacement was Ron Ely, and later Gary Collins. In the 1990 film The Freshman, he sang his signature song, There She Is, to a lizard.
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Freshman (20-Jul-1990)
That's the Way of the World (Jun-1975)
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