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Eleanor Parker

Actress
Female
Born Jun 26, 1922

Eleanor Jean Parker is an American actress. Her versatility led to her being dubbed Woman of a Thousand Faces, the title of her biography by Doug McClelland.

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    LATimes - Mar 05, 2016
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    Hollywood Life - Feb 06, 2014
  • Eleanor Parker Dead: 'sound Of Music' Actress Dies At 91
    The Huffington Post - Dec 10, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Nov 19, 2012

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Parker.

CHILDHOOD

1922 Birth Born on June 26, 1922.

TEENAGE

1941 19 Years Old After high school, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941, at the age of 18. … Read More

TWENTIES

1942 20 Years Old Her actual film debut was as nurse Ryan in Soldiers in White in 1942.
1943 21 Years Old Parker has been married four times. She first wed Fred Losee in 1943, but the union was brief, ending in 1944.
1946 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1946, she had starred in Between Two Worlds, Hollywood Canteen, Pride of the Marines, Never Say Goodbye, and Of Human Bondage.
1949 27 Years Old She broke the champagne bottle on the nose of the California Zephyr train, to mark its inaugural journey from San Francisco on March 19, 1949.
1950 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1950, she received the first of three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Caged, in which she played a prison inmate.
1951 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She was also nominated for the Oscar in 1951 for her performance as Kirk Douglas's wife in Detective Story and again in 1955 for her portrayal of opera singer Marjorie Lawrence in the Oscar-winning biopic Interrupted Melody. … Read More

THIRTIES

1954 32 Years Old She had a son, Paul, with her third husband, American portrait painter Paul Clemens; she and Clemens married in 1954 and divorced in 1965. … Read More

FORTIES

1963 - 1965 3 More Events
1966 44 Years Old She played an alcoholic widow in Warning Shot in 1966; a love-starved talent scout in the all-star but unsuccessful The Oscar; and a rich, alcoholic estranged wife in An American Dream. … Read More
1968 46 Years Old In 1968, she portrayed a sultry spy in How to Steal the World -- a film originally shown as a two-part episode on NBC's The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
1969 47 Years Old In 1969-70, Parker starred in the television series Bracken's World, for which she was nominated for a 1970 Golden Globe Award as Best TV Actress - Drama. … Read More

FIFTIES

1976 54 Years Old Parker has also starred in a number of theatrical productions, including the Lauren Bacall role in musical Applause. In 1976, she quit the Circle in the Square Theatre revival of Pal Joey during previews. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2001 79 Years Old The following year, she married Raymond Hirsch and was widowed on September 14, 2001 when he succumbed to esophogeal cancer. … Read More
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