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Emory Parnell ACTOR

Emory Parnell was born on December 29th, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota and became known as, 'The Big Swede'.  His career in entertainment first became as a concert violinist and he later began to also perform as a vaudeville performer.  

In the 1930's, he began finding work as an actor in Detroit and appeared in such films as, "Call of the Yukon" (1938) starring Richard Arlen, Lyle Talbot, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John and Beverly Roberts, "Dr. Rhythm" (1938) starring alongside Bing Crosby, Mary Carlisle and Andy Devine and "I Am the Law" (1938) starring Edward G. Robinson, Louis Jean Heydt, Barbara O'Neil and Wendy Barrie, all un-credited roles. 

However, as he began to gain more experience in the industry, he would add over three hundred credits to his resume.  Many of his film roles were in 'B' rated films, however some of his more well known appearances included, "Arabian Nights" (1942) starring Sabu Dastagir, Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Shemp Howard, Billy Gilbert, Thomas Gomez, John Qualen and Leif Erickson, "Casanova Brown" (1944) starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Halliwell Hobbes, Anita Louise, Irving Bacon and Frank Morgan, "Mama Loves Papa" (1945) starring Leon Errol, Elisabeth Risdon, Lawrence Tierney, Jason Robards Sr. and Edwin Maxwell, "Colonel Effingham's Raid" (1946) starring Charles Coburn, Joan Bennett, William Eythe, Allyn Joslyn, Thurston Hall, Cora Witherspoon, Roy Roberts and Elizabeth Patterson, "Violence" (1947) starring Nancy Coleman, Michael O'Shea and Sheldon Leonard, "Here Comes Trouble" (1948) with William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Joan Woodbury, Betty Compson and Beverly Loyd, "The Babe Ruth Story" (1948) starring William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Pat Flaherty, William Frawley and Charles Bickford, "Strike it Rich" (1948) starring Rod Cameron and Bonita Granville and "Unmasked" (1950) starring with Robert Rockwell, Barbara Fuller, Raymond Burr, Hillary Brooke and Paul Harveyand "Lost in Alaska" (1952) starring Abbott and Costello with Tom Ewell, Mitzi Green, Bruce Cabot and Iron Eyes Cody.

Along with working in films, beginning in the 1950's he also began to add a number of television series credits to his resume such as, "Maverick", "The Life of Riley", "Front Page Detective", "The Stu Erwin Show", "Boston Blackie", "My Hero", "The Lone Ranger", "I Love Lucy", "Racket Squad", "Beulah", "The Abbott and Costello Show", "Lassie", "Sugarfoot", "Mister Ed", "Bat Masterson", "Sheriff of Cochise", "My Little Margie", "Where's Raymond?", "Ramar of the Jungle", "Dennis the Menace", "The Public Defender" and "The Red Skelton Hour".
His final acting roles were on the television series, "Petticoat Junction", "Gunsmoke" and "Medical Center" with his final film appearance in 1972 on, "Hot Summer Week" with Kathleen Cody, Michael Ontkean and Diane Hull.

Emory Parnell married only once to Effie Laird and they had two children together.  He passed away at the age of eighty six on June 22nd, 1979 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from a heart attack.  


1972         Hot Summer Week
1971         Gunsmoke 
1971         The Andromeda Strain
1969         Medical Center 
1969         Changes
1969         Mayberry R.F.D.
1967         The Andy Griffith Show 
1966         Green Acres 
1966         Petticoat Junction
1965         Git!
1965         The Bounty Killer
1964         Perry Mason
1963         Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1963         Mister Ed
1958-1962     Maverick
1962         Dennis the Menace
1961         The Two Little Bears
1961         Bronco
1961         Ada
1961         National Velvet
1961         Bat Masterson 
1961         Klondike
1960         The Case of the Dangerous Robin
1960         Waldo
1960         The Alaskans 
1958-1960     Lawman 
1959-1960     The Texan 
1956-1960     Cheyenne
1960         Pony Express
1959         Lassie 
1959         A Hole in the Head
1959         This Earth Is Mine
1959         Alias Jesse James
1958         The Hot Angel
1958         77 Sunset Strip
1958         Man of the West
1958         The Real McCoys 
1953-1958     The Life of Riley 
1958         Man Without a Gun 
1958         Sugarfoot 
1958         The Notorious Mr. Monks
1958         The Gray Ghost
1954-1957     G.E. True Theater
1957         The Delicate Delinquent
1957         Navy Log 
1957         Sheriff of Cochise 
1956-1957     Hey, Jeannie! 
1956         Hot Shots
1951-1956     Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 
1956         Conflict
1956         The Young Guns
1956         Pardners
1956         So Your Wife Wants to Work
1956         That Certain Feeling
1956         So You Think the Grass Is Greener
1955-1956     It's a Great Life 
1955         Artists and Models
1955         So You Want to Be a V.P.
1955         How to Be Very, Very Popular
1955         You're Never Too Young
1955         The Road to Denver
1955         The Looters
1955         So You Want to Be on a Jury
1955         Treasury Men in Action
1954         The Ford Television Theatre 
1954         So You Want to Know Your Relatives
1953-1954     My Little Margie 
1954         The Red Skelton Hour
1954         Sabrina
1954         Jungle Gents
1954         The Public Defender
1954         The Rocket Man
1954         Pride of the Blue Grass
1954         Ramar of the Jungle
1954         Where's Raymond
1954         Ma and Pa Kettle at Home
1954         Topper 
1954         Battle of Rogue River
1954         The Joe Palooka Story
1953         The Long, Long Trailer
1953         Easy to Love
1953         Here Come the Girls
1953         I Love Lucy 
1953         Shadows of Tombstone
1949-1953     The Lone Ranger
1953         Sweethearts on Parade
1953         The Band Wagon
1953         Safari Drums
1953         The Abbott and Costello Show 
1951-1953     Fireside Theatre 
1953         Jack McCall Desperado
1953         Fort Vengeance
1953         So You Want to Learn to Dance 
1953         The Girl Who Had Everything
1953         Call Me Madam
1953         Confidentially Connie
1953         Lost in a Turkish Bath 
1953         My Hero
1952-1953     Boston Blackie
1953         The Lawless Breed
1952         So You Want to Wear the Pants
1952         Lost in Alaska
1952         Beulah
1952         So You Never Tell a Lie
1952         Dreamboat
1952         Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair
1952         Washington Story
1952         Has Anybody Seen My Gal
1952         The Girl in White
1952         And Now Tomorrow
1952         When in Rome
1952         Gobs and Gals
1952         Macao
1952         The Fabulous Senorita
1952         So You Want to Enjoy Life 
1952         Oklahoma Annie
1952         Rancho Notorious
1952         Racket Squad 
1952         Boots Malone
1951         The Stu Erwin Show
1951         Golden Girl
1951         Honeychile
1951         Deal Me In
1951         Two of a Kind
1951         Let's Go Navy!
1951         Show Boat
1951         Front Page Detective
1951         Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
1951         The Redhead and the Cowboy
1951         My True Story
1951         Belle Le Grand
1951         Grounds for Marriage
1951         All That I Have
1950         Trail of Robin Hood
1950         Night Club Daze 
1950         To Please a Lady
1950         Chain Gang
1950         County Fair
1950         Kill the Umpire
1950         Rock Island Trail
1950         Beware of Blondie
1950         Key to the City
1950         Unmasked
1949         The Life of Riley 
1949         Massacre River
1949         Hellfire
1949         The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend
1949         Ma and Pa Kettle
1949         Hideout
1949         A Woman's Secret
1949         Alaska Patrol
1949         Rose of the Yukon
1948         Words and Music
1948         Strike It Rich
1948         You Gotta Stay Happy
1948         The Babe Ruth Story
1948         Blonde Ice
1948         Assigned to Danger
1948         Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
1948         Song of Idaho
1948         Here Comes Trouble
1948         Summer Holiday
1947         Crime Doctor's Gamble
1947         Stork Bites Man
1947         Gas House Kids Go West
1947         Violence
1947         The Guilt of Janet Ames
1947         Calendar Girl
1946         The Show-Off
1946         Abie's Irish Rose
1946         Little Iodine
1946         Gallant Journey
1946         It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
1946         Queen of Burlesque
1946         Deadline for Murder
1946         Strange Triangle
1946         The Falcon's Alibi
1946         Badman's Territory
1946         Deadline at Dawn
1946         Riverboat Rhythm
1946         Colonel Effingham's Raid
1945         Sing Your Way Home
1945         The Big Beef
1945         You Drive Me Crazy
1945         State Fair
1945         Mama Loves Papa
1945         Radio Stars on Parade
1945         What, No Cigarettes?
1945         It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
1945         Zombies on Broadway
1945         It's in the Bag!
1945         Two O'Clock Courage
1945         Having Wonderful Crime
1945         The Crime Doctor's Courage
1945         What a Blonde
1945         Alibi Baby
1944         The Falcon in Hollywood
1944         He Forgot to Remember
1944         Feather Your Nest 
1944         Heavenly Days
1944         Tall in the Saddle
1944         The Great Moment
1944         Triple Trouble
1944         Casanova Brown
1944         The Falcon in Mexico
1944         Wilson
1944         Gildersleeve's Ghost
1944         The Kitchen Cynic 
1944         A Night of Adventure
1944         Once Upon a Time
1944         Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
1944         Seven Days Ashore
1944         Address Unknown
1944         Radio Rampage 
1944         Love Your Landlord
1944         The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
1943         The Dancing Masters
1943         Government Girl
1943         You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith
1943         The Unknown Guest
1943         Dangerous Blondes
1943         Let's Face It
1943         Young Ideas
1943         Two Señoritas from Chicago
1943         Du Barry Was a Lady
1943         Nazty Nuisance 
1943         Mr. Lucky
1943         It's a Great Life
1943         Mission to Moscow
1943         Slightly Dangerous
1943         The Human Comedy
1943         The Hard Way
1943         The Outlaw
1943         London Blackout Murders
1942         Over My Dead Body
1942         Arabian Nights
1942         Gentleman Jim
1942         Once Upon a Honeymoon
1942         I Married a Witch
1942         Highways by Night
1942         Apache Trail
1942         The Major and the Minor
1942         Wings for the Eagle
1942         The Pride of the Yankees
1942         Little Tokyo, U.S.A.
1942         Night in New Orleans
1942         They All Kissed the Bride
1942         Syncopation
1942         Larceny, Inc.
1942         Saboteur
1942         Two Yanks in Trinidad
1942         Vendaval de Paixões
1942         The Remarkable Andrew
1942         Kings Row
1942         Obliging Young Lady
1942         Cadets on Parade
1941         Louisiana Purchase
1941         Johnny Eager
1941         Sullivan's Travels
1941         All Through the Night
1941         Unholy Partners
1941         The Blonde from Singapore
1941         The Maltese Falcon
1941         Three Sons o' Guns
1941         Kiss the Boys Goodbye
1941         Blossoms in the Dust
1941         All the World's a Stooge 
1941         The Lady from Cheyenne
1941         A Shot in the Dark
1941         The Monster and the Girl
1941         Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1941         So Ends Our Night
1941         The Case of the Black Parrot
1940         A Night at Earl Carroll's
1940         The Devil's Pipeline
1940         North West Mounted Police
1940         Hit Parade of 1941
1940         The Golden Fleecing
1940         Stranger on the Third Floor
1940         Foreign Correspondent
1940         The Great McGinty
1940         Those Were the Days!
1940         Out West with the Peppers
1940         If I Had My Way
1940         Blondie on a Budget
1940         Young Tom Edison
1940         Abe Lincoln in Illinois
1939         Invisible Stripes
1939         The Secret of Dr. Kildare
1939         One Hour to Live
1939         Sued for Libel
1939         Little Accident
1939         Dead End Kids at Military School
1939         The Roaring Twenties
1939         At the Circus
1939         The Day the Bookies Wept
1939         The Star Maker
1939         I Stole a Million
1939         Winter Carnival
1939         The Spellbinder
1939         They Shall Have Music
1939         The House of Fear
1939         Unmarried
1939         Union Pacific
1939         East Side of Heaven
1939         The Lady and the Mob
1939         Sudden Money
1939         You Can't Get Away with Murder
1939         Let Freedom Ring
1939         Twelve Crowded Hours
1939         Tiny Troubles
1939         St. Louis Blues
1939         Idiot's Delight
1939         Off the Record
1939         Pacific Liner
1938         Sweethearts
1938         Angels with Dirty Faces
1938         Blondie
1938         Illegal Traffic
1938         Girls on Probation
1938         The Mad Miss Manton
1938         King of Alcatraz
1938         I Am the Law
1938         Dr. Rhythm
1938         Call of the Yukon

Matinee Classics - Tall in the Saddle starring John Wayne, Ella Raines, Ward Bond, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Audrey Long, Elisabeth Risdon, Don Douglas, Paul Fix, Russell Wade, Emory Parnell, Raymond Hatton and Harry Woods
Matinee Classics - Mr. Lucky starring Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Alan Carney, Henry Stephenson, Paul Stewart, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper, Vladimir Sokoloff, Florence Bates, Edward Fielding and Emory Parnell
Matinee Classics - Oklahoma Annie starring Judy Canova, John Russell, Grant Withers, Roy Barcroft, Emmett Lynn, Frank Ferguson, Minerva Urecal, Houseley Stevenson, Allen Jenkins, Almira Sessions, Maxine Gates and Emory Parnell
Matinee Classics - Safari Drums starring Johnny Sheffield, Barbara Bestar, Emory Parnell, Paul Marion, Douglas Kennedy, Leonard Mudie, Smoki Whitfield, James Adamson, Russ Conway, Rory Mallinson, Jack Williams and Carleton Young

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