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Parsons was best known for her memorable role as Coach Beulah Balbricker in all three installments of the Porky's movie series, which also featured The Next Generation guest star Wyatt Knight and Deep Space Nine guest star Cyril O'Reilly, and the first of which featured Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country star Kim Cattrall. Parsons also filled character roles in the movies Sudden Impact (1983), Steel Magnolias (1989, featuring Bibi Besch and Tom Hodges), and Ladybugs (1992, with Jandi Swanson and Jeanetta Arnette). Among her minor film roles, she was cast as a nurse five times.
Parsons made the rounds as a guest star on many television programs of the 1970s and 1980s. Her credits included L.A. Law (1992), Night Court (1986, with John Larroquette), Moonlighting (1989, with Charles Rocket, Bruce French, and Inez Edwards), Remington Steele (1983), The Rockford Files (1978), and Charlie's Angels (1978). Parsons made her last known on screen appearances in episodes of Days of Our Lives (1996, with Renée Jones, Jason Brooks, and Stan Ivar) and The Pretender (1998).