+ Harry Einstein (May 6, 1904 – November 23, 1958) was an American comedian and writer, usually known by the name Harry Einstein but was variously credited as Harry Einstein, Parkyakarkus and Nick Parkyakarkus. He was famous as the character Parkyakarkus, a pseudo-Greek character comic on the Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson radio programs. He appeared in eleven films as Parkyakarkas from 1936 to 1945. As a result of his popularity on the Cantor program, Einstein began a radio show of his own in 1943 called Meet Me at Parky's. Einstein's character, Nick Parkyakarkas, was the owner of a Greek restaurant. The scripts for the show were mainly written by Einstein himself. Sheldon Leonard, Elliott Lewis and Betty Rhodes were part of the cast, with Rhodes as the female singer as well as supporting work.
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|06.24.1945||parky gets engaged|