Eleanor Parker

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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    The Huffington Post - Dec 10, 2013
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Parker.


1922 Birth Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the daughter of Lola (Isett) and Lester Day Parker. … Read More


1942 20 Years Old Her actual film debut was as Nurse Ryan in Soldiers in White in 1942.
1946 24 Years Old By 1946, Parker had starred in Between Two Worlds, Hollywood Canteen, Pride of the Marines, Never Say Goodbye, and played the key role of Mildred Rogers in the remake of Of Human Bondage. … Read More
1947 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She made Voice of the Turtle in early 1947 then had two years off, during which time she married and had a baby.
1949 27 Years Old Parker broke the champagne bottle on the nose of the California Zephyr train, to mark its inaugural journey from San Francisco on March 19, 1949.
In 1950, Parker was nominated for Caged, in which she played a prison inmate.
1951 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1951 Parker signed a contract with Paramount for one film a year, with an option for outside films.


1955 33 Years Old Also in 1955, Parker appeared in the film adaptation of the National Book Award-winner The Man with the Golden Arm, directed by Otto Preminger. … Read More
1956 34 Years Old In 1956, she was billed above the title with Clark Gable for the Raoul Walsh-directed Western comedy The King and Four Queens. … Read More
1961 39 Years Old She also appeared in Home from the Hill, co-starring with Robert Mitchum; in A Hole in the Head, re-teaming with Sinatra, and in Return to Peyton Place, a 1961 sequel to the hit 1957 film. … Read More


1963 - 1965 3 More Events
1966 44 Years Old In 1966, she played an alcoholic widow in the crime drama Warning Shot, a talent scout who discovers a Hollywood star in The Oscar, and a rich alcoholic in An American Dream. … Read More
1968 46 Years Old In 1968, she portrayed a 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 1 More Event
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


1978 56 Years Old In 1978, she wrote the forward to Roy's book, How Your Mind Can Keep You Well. … Read More


2013 92 Years Old Eleanor Parker died on December 9, 2013 at a medical facility in Palm Springs, California of complications of pneumonia. … Read More
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