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Deer Lodge, Montana, USA
Place of Death
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Little Women (1933)
Profile Bio Text
Jean Parker was born Lois Mae Green in Deer Lodge, Montana August 11, 1915. Her father was Lewis Green, a gunsmith and hunter, and her mother was Melvina Burch, one of 18 children of a pioneer family that came to Deer Lodge from Missouri and Iowa. Jean`s maternal grandfather was a Presbyterian minister. Jean was an accomplished gymnast and dancer, and was adopted by the Spickard family of Pasadena during her formative years when both her father and mother were unemployed during the Great Depression. Jean had entered a poster painting contest and won for portraying Father Time. Ida Koverman, assistant to MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer, heard that a pretty teenage girl had won the contest, contacted Jean, and when she saw how pretty Jean actually was, had Mayer offer her a MGM contract. Jean made several important films in her career, including The Ghost Goes West (1935) with Robert Donat; Sequoia (1934), with Russell Hardie, shot in the Sequoia National Forest near Springville, CA; Little Women (1933), with`Joan Bennett (I)` and Katharine Hepburn; Operator 13 (1934) with Marion Davies; and many other fine films.
After several successful trips cross country entertaining injured servicemen during World War II, Jean lost her successful flying service, co-owned with Doug Dawson in Palm Springs, married and divorced Curt Grotter of the Braille Institute in Los Angeles; and moved on to New York to star in the play "Loco". She also starred on Broadway in "Burlesque" with Bert Lahr and in "Born Yesterday," filling the role for Judy Holliday. Jean`s husband, actor Robert Lowery, played opposite her as Brock in the play for a short stint. At the time of her death Jean lived at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California until her death from a stroke in November 2005. She has one son, Robert, an executive with the city of Los Angeles who makes his home in Redondo Beach, California; and two grandchildren, twin girls, Katie and Nora.
Couple Profile Source
John Muir High School, Pasadena, CA
Full Name at Birth
Lois Mae Green
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Jean Parker (August 11, 1915 – November 30, 2005) was an American film and stage actress. She landed her first screen test while still in high school. She acted in motion pictures with well-known actors including Robert Donat, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore. She was married four times and had one son, Robert Lowery Hanks.
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