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Name: Bert Parks  
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Date of Birth: 2nd February 1914
Place of Birth: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Profession: Singer
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Bert Parks (born Bert Jacobson, December 30, 1914 - February 2, 1992) was an American actor and singer. Parks was best known as the popular host of the Miss America Pageant televised live from Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At each yearly competition, he serenaded the newly-crowned Miss America as she walked the famous runway, singing the pageant's well-known theme song "There She Is" (written by Bernie Wayne). Parks held the honors from 1954 to 1979, longer than any other emcee.

Parks, an early television pioneer hosted many TV Series in the 1950s, some of which were "Balance Your Budget", a prime time game show, "The Bert Parks Show" (a daytime variety show with regulars Betty Ann Grove, The Heathertones, Harold Lang and the Bobby Sherwood Quintet), "County Fair" (a variety show with a county fair setting), "Double Or Nothing" (a game show which appeared daytime on CBS and prime time on NBC, and "Take A Giant Step" (a prime time game show for kids). He also appeared as an actor on such television series as WKRP in Cinncinnati and The Love Boat, and made a memorable self-parodying appearance in the 1990 film comedy The Freshman.

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