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Overview (3)

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Birth NameMary Lamar Rickey
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lara Parker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis. She attended Central High School in Memphis and won a scholarship to Vassar College, where she began a major in Philosophy, which she completed at Southwestern at Memphis, now called Rhodes College, receiving her BA. She attended graduate school at the University of Iowa and completed all course work on a Masters in Speech and Drama. The summer Lara was to write her thesis, she acted at the Millbrook Playhouse in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, where she did five leading roles in six weeks. Rather than return to Iowa, she decided to try her luck in New York City, and, the second week she was there, she was cast as Angelique, the witch, in the daytime horror serial, Dark Shadows (1966), a job she held for five years, culminating in the film, Night of Dark Shadows (1971). While she was in New York, she appeared in a Broadway play, "Woman is My Idea", and two off-Broadway plays: "Lulu" and "A Gun Play". Lara moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and began working in film and nighttime television, performing many guest roles and occasionally returning to daytime television. After acting, she became a high school and college English teacher, obtained her MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University, and became an author, completing four novels based on "Dark Shadows" (see book section below). She lives in California with her husband, Jimmy Hawkins, and their daughter, Caitlin Hawkins.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lara Parker

Spouse (2)

Jim Hawkins (1985 - present) ( 1 child)
Tom Parker (1959 - 1974) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

One of her sons from her first marriage, Rick Parker, was the lead singer of the bands "Lions and Ghosts" and "Sparkler".
Mother, with Jim Hawkins, of daughter, (Caitlin Elizabeth Hawkins) (b. 1985).
Has two sons with her first husband, artist Tom Parker: Rick Parker and Andy Parker. Rick is a record producer and Andy is a contractor, like his stepfather, Jim Hawkins.
Was roommates at Vassar with Jane Fonda. She appeared with Jane's brother, Peter Fonda, in one film titled Race with the Devil (1975).
Mother-in-law of Miranda Lee Richards.
Was always called "Lamar" by her family while growing up.
Returned to the NY stage for the first time since 1970 in the play, Mrs. Scrooge, starring in the title role for a Charity pediatric AIDS benefit for Help Is On The Way Today. [December 2007]
Reprised her Dark Shadows (1966) role of "Angelique" in four new CD Dark Shadows audio dramas produced by Big Finish Productions. [May 2006]
Featured on the Audio Commentary of the DVD version of the cult classic Race with the Devil (1975). She is the only member of the cast that is featured. The DVD will be released in August 2005. [June 2005]
Lives with her husband, Jim Hawkins, and their daughter, Caiti, in a designer house in the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles. [2009]
Release of her book, "Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch". [2006]
She's written four novels based on the Angelique character she plays on "Dark Shadows": Angelique's Descent" in 1998. Its sequel, "Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch," came out in July 2006, "Dark Shadows: Wolf Moon Rising" was released in August 2013, and "Dark Shadows: Heiress of Collinwood" was released in 2016.
1955 graduate of Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
television for Prell Concentrate shampoo. [1972]

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