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Hildy Parks before her off-screen death in Fail-Safe

Hildy Parks (1926 - 2004)

Broadway and television producer

Film Deaths

  • Fail-Safe (1964) [Betty Black]: Killed (off-screen) when her husband (Dan O'Herlihy) has to drop a nuclear bomb on New York City as a sacrifice to prevent all-out war with the Soviets; the bombing is depicted by a series of freeze-frames of city life, followed by a black screen and the closing credits.

Notable Connections

  • Ex-Mrs. Jackie Cooper
  • Mrs. Alexander H. Cohen (producer) (widowed)
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