Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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Angelique on Dark Shadows (1966)
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Lara Parker (born October 27, 1937) is an American television and film actress best known for her role as Angelique on the cult ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows which aired from 1966 to 1971. She was born Mary Lamar Rickey in Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
Parker played the role of "Laura Banner" in the opening sequence of the pilot for the TV series The Incredible Hulk (1977), and the fashion model/witch "Madelaine" in the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode "The Trevi Collection". Her other TV work includes appearances on Kung Fu, Police Woman, Kojak, Alice, Quincy M.E., Hawaii Five-O, The Rockford Files, Highway to Heaven, Switch, Baretta, Galactica 1980 "The Night The Cylons Landed" Part I & II, the CBS daytime serial Capitol and the ABC daytime serial One Life to Live.
Ms. Parker reprised the role of Angelique in Night of Dark Shadows, the second feature film based on Dark Shadows. She was joined by her Dark Shadows cast mates Kate Jackson, David Selby, Grayson Hall, Nancy Barrett, John Karlen, and Thayer David. This film was more loosely based on the series than House of Dark Shadows was, and it did not fare as well at the box office as the first film did. Parker`s best known film role came in the Oscar-winning drama Save the Tiger (1973), starring Jack Lemmon, in which she played a sympathetic prostitute who is devastated when her client suffers a near fatal heart attack. In 1975, she played the wife of Peter Fonda`s Roger character in Race With The Devil.
In 1998, Parker published a novel, Angelique`s Descent. Its sequel, Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch, came out in July 2006. She has recently reprised the role of Angelique for a new series of Dark Shadows audio dramas, and is the reader for the audiobook recording of Angelique`s Descent.
Parker is married to Jim Hawkins, a building contractor and former child actor who appeared in It`s A Wonderful Life, The Donna Reed Show and Petticoat Junction. The couple have a daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Hawkins (born 1985), who is studying documentary filmmaking. Parker has two sons, Rick Parker, a record producer married to singer Miranda Lee Richards, and Andy Parker, a contractor, from her first marriage to artist Tom Parker. The Hawkins live in a designer house in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles
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Central High School in Memphis
Vassar College...major in Philosophy, Rhodes College, receiving her BA, University of Iowa...graduate school
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Mary Lamar Rickey
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Lara Parker (born October 27, 1937) is an American television, stage, and film actress best known for her role as Angelique on the cult ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows which aired from 1966 to 1971.
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