Ty Parvis
born: 15 December 1912
Vancouver, Washington,
United States of America
died: 10 May 1990
Las Vegas, Nevada,
United States of America
(age 77)

American actor and singer. He worked successfully as an MC in night clubs, mainly in "the East" and performed dancing routines with his wife of many years as Regina Jordan and Ty Parvis. She was Edythe Bither (1915-1996) and after retiring to Las Vegas they raised Yorkshire Terrier show dogs and were very active in the SPCA. His 1940 Draft Card lists his "complexion" as "freckled". It also lists his official height at 5'8".

In April 2017, his nephew wrote to me and offered the following information: "Uncle Ty married Regina and they became a professional dance couple (like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers). They entertained on cruise ships. I have no knowledge of his (if any) Military Service. I know Aunt Regina was from the San Francisco bay area. Ty and Regina lived on the East Coast, White Plains, New York most of my growing up years. As I recall, they had established a very successful Beauty Parlor/Hair Salon in New York. They lived there until they decided to retire (?) They then re-located to Las Vegas, Nevada. I had very infrequent contact with Ty and Regina and only saw them when they came to LA, Calif. to visit my mother and grandparents. My Mother (Ty's sister) went to Hollywood Professional School as an aspiring entertainer (Dorothy LaVelle Parvis). I recall family conversations about her appearing in several our gang comedy shorts but have never verified it. Ty was about 5'10" tall, very outgoing, happy, and all around good guy.
Real name: Tyrus Jackson Parvis
Height: 5'8"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Sons Of The Desert

Music In Your Hair
Schmaltz's son

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=1209&h=469744&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=2238 (1912 Birth Record)
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=3693&h=47519755&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=1209 1990 (Social Security Death Index: born 1912)
https://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=parvis&ymd=1938-10-01&s_place=Salem%2C+Oregon (1938 Jordan & Parvis perform)
https://www.newspapers.com/image/108978202/?terms=parvis (1948 works as M.C.)
https://www.newspapers.com/image/108978202/?terms=parvis (1969 Raises Yorkies: SPCA activity)
Jim Jarvis (help and research)
'Nogadfly' (Ty's nephew) (help and information; height)

This page was last updated on: 11 May 2020