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Mrs. Mercedes Sparks
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Ned Sparks was a comedian and charactor actor born on November 19, 1883 in Ontario, Canada. Mercedes Sparks was the sister of Charles Caballero, head of the purchasing department at Fox Studios. Ned Sparks worked in stage and film and became known for his trademark deadpan expression and dry wit. He and Mercedes Caballero were married from 1931-1935. Sparks appeared in 10 Broadway productions and over 80 films. He died on April 3, 1957.
Photograph caption dated March 30, 1936 reads "Charging she was coerced into signing a property agreement at the time of their idvorce (sic), Mrs. Mercedes Sparkman, above, former actress, today comes to court seeking to have set aside the decree that parted her from Ned Sparks, sour-faced film comedian. She also claims she was deceived as to the amount of community property. Sparks is fighting her move."
1 photographic print :b&w ;28 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
Sparks, Ned,--1883-1957--Divorce
Trials (Divorce)--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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