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Parker (movie)
Television Q&A: Singing Presnell

Q: My wife and I recently saw the old movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and were highly impressed with Harve Presnell's singing. Was this really Mr. Presnell's voice or was it dubbed? A: That was Presnell, a trained singer who worked from time to time in musicals. Besides co-starring with Debbie Reynolds in the screen version of "Molly Brown," he had been in the original Broadway production with Tammy Grimes, Presnell, who died in 2009, was also known for some non-singing roles, including as William H. Macy's grumpy father-in-law in "Fargo" and the mysterious Mr. Parker on TV's "The Pretender." But you have reason to be...