Thumper in Diamonds Are Forever
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Trina Parks was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Tennel and Charles Frazier, the well-known saxophonist of the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
Trina's father inspired her to pursue a career in the arts and her early musical training focused on piano and voice. At the age of thirteen, she choreographed and performed her first dance solo.
She majored in Modern Dance at the New York High School of Performing Arts and studied acting with director Vinette Carroll, performing in his Broadway show, The Prodigal Son. Trina was the first African-American Guest Artist to open the famous New Otoni Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. She also performed her own show since 1984 and continues to do so. In addition, she performed at the La Cage Club in Paris, France. The show toured Europe and the United Kingdom.
Among Parks recent performances are Palm Springs Follies (2002-2008) as the first African-American featured vocalist and dancer, Honoured Guest at Panhellic Society (2009), Award Presenter at Supreme Master TV's 4th Celebration, Host for Supreme Master TV's Music and Poetry Specials and Guest Panellist at NAACP Dance in Theater.
On film, she is best known for portraying Thumper in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever whilst other roles include Beyond the Valley of the Dolls & The Great White Hope, Darktown Strutters, The Muthers, The Blues Brothers, Immortal Kiss: Queen of the Night and 111 the Force.
Trina Parks Filmography @ IMDB