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Willard Parker

Highest Rated:   90% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Lowest Rated:   90% Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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Anyone born with a name like Worster Van Eps probably had no choice but to become a top tennis pro. But when he entered films in 1937, Van Eps altered his name to the more hero-friendly Willard Parker. A leading man at Columbia in the 1940s, Parker, a handsome hunk in the Sonny Tufts mold (though a far better actor), never quite reached the summit. His best-remembered performance was as the bombastic, clueless "other man" in the 1953 musical Kiss Me Kate. From 1955 through 1957, Parker built up a kiddie fan following as co-star (with Harry Lauter) of the TV series Tales of the Texas Rangers. Retiring from acting in the late '60s to become a thriving real estate agent, Willard Parker was married from 1951 to actress Virginia Field, with whom he co-starred in The Earth Dies Screaming (1966) -- the last film for both.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Great Waltz
  • Karl Treffz
1972
No Score Yet The Earth Dies Screaming
  • Jeff Nolan
1964
No Score Yet Young Jesse James
  • Cole Younger
1960
No Score Yet Lure of the Swamp
  • James Lister
1958
90% Kiss Me Kate
  • Tex Callaway
1953
No Score Yet The Great Jesse James Raid
  • Jesse James
1953
No Score Yet Sangaree
  • Gabriel Thatch
1953
No Score Yet Apache Drums
  • Mayor Joe Madden
1951
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down
  • Burnell 'Brick' Appleby
1951
No Score Yet David Harding, Counterspy
  • Lt. Comdr. Jerry A. Baldwin
1950
No Score Yet Slightly French
  • Douglas Hyde
1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy
  • Henry Benson
1948
No Score Yet The Mating of Millie
  • Phil Gowan
1948
No Score Yet Zero Hour
  • Lansdowne
1939
No Score Yet Accidents Will Happen
  • Attendant
1938
No Score Yet A Slight Case of Murder
  • Dick Whitewood
1938
No Score Yet Over the Goal
  • Duke Davis
1937
No Score Yet Love Is on the Air
  • Lee Quimby
1937
No Score Yet That Certain Woman
  • Reporter
1937

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