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us: Parker, Albert, 1885-1974

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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
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        (naf) United States
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        (naf) England
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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        (lcsh) Motion pictures--Production and direction
          (lcsh) Motion picture authorship
            (lcsh) Motion picture plays
              (lcsh) Acting
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                (lcsh) Motion picture producers and directors
                  (lcsh) Screenwriters
                    (lcsh) Actors
                      (lcsh) Talent scouts
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                    • found: Waifs [MP] 1918: credits (directed by Albert Parker)
                    • found: Perf. arts biog. master index, c1981 (Albert Parker; b. 1889)
                    • found: Variety obituaries, 1969-1974: 8-21-1974 (Albert Parker; d. 8-10-1974; film director and actors' representative)
                    • found: Wikipedia, April 30, 2015 (Albert Parker (director); Albert Parker (May 11, 1885-August 10, 1974) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He directed 36 films between 1917 and 1938. In the early 1930s Parker left Hollywood for England where he continued to direct films and also opened an actors' agency office; born in New York City and died in London, England)
                    • found: IMDb, April 30, 2015 (Albert Parker (1885-1974); director, producer, actor; born: May 11, 1885 in New York City, New York; died: August 10, 1974 in London, England)
                    • found: Allmovie website, April 30, 2015 (Albert Parker; active 1916-1938; born in Brooklyn, New York City; genres: Crime, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Mystery. Actor/director Albert Parker spent much of his childhood in England, where his father worked as a business representative. In his late teens, Parker decided upon a theatrical career. He began his film career at Hollywood's Triangle Studios in 1916 as a stock actor in Douglas Fairbanks films; before long, Parker was a Fairbanks director and occasional scripter. While he maintained his professional relationship with Fairbanks well into the 1920s (he helmed Fairbanks' classic swashbuckler The Black Pirate), he also worked with several other major stars, including Clara Kimball Young and Gloria Swanson. One of his best-known directorial efforts was Sherlock Holmes (1922), which, at Parker's personal recommendation, starred John Barrymore as the Great Detective. Briefly retiring from directing when sound came in, Parker signed on as a talent scout for Fox Studios. In 1936, he returned to England, where after directing a brace of murder mysteries he became one of Britain's top talent agents.)
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