Eleanor Parker
American actress
Eleanor Parker
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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A Hollywood Regency original in Beverly Hills
LATimes - 12 months
This Hollywood Regency residence, set on half an acre on Beverly Hills' Alpine Drive, has the fluted columns, parquet wood floors and romancing details distinctive of the style popularized by John Elgin Woolf. Designed for silver screen star Eleanor Parker, the 1960s home was later acquired by...
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‘Little House On The Prairie’ Stars React To Richard Bull’s Death
Hollywood Life - about 3 years
Former ‘Little House on the Prairie’ stars Melissa Gilbert and Alison Arngrim took to Twitter on Feb. 4 to mourn the loss of their late friend and co-star Richard Bull. After Richard Bull died on Feb. 3, his Little House on the Prairie co-stars sent out heartfelt tweets about his sad passing. The much-loved character actor, who played kind-hearted general store owner Nels Oleson on the classic 1970s TV series, died of natural causes at a Los Angeles hospital, according to reports. He was 89 years old. Richard Bull Dies — ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Stars React To Actor’s Death Melissa Gilbert , who played Laura Ingalls on the show, tweeted about Richard’s death on Feb. 4: This man will be missed. Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend. pic.twitter.com/Oc4sBMrfbn — Melissa Gilbert (@MelissaEGilbert) February 4, 2014 Melissa wasn’t the only Little House on the Prairie star to use social media to say a final farewell to ...
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Eleanor Parker Dead: 'Sound Of Music' Actress Dies At 91
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music," has died at 91. Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. "She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs," Gale added. Read More... More on Obituaries
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Jason Apuzzo: What a Surveillance State Looks Like: Barbara Revisits Cold War East Germany
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Imagine being subjected to 24-hour secret police surveillance, or being surrounded by informers at your place of work -- whose mission is to gain your confidence in order to evaluate your loyalty to the state. Or imagine being subjected to random body searches, conducted by capricious security officials with too much time on their hands. (OK, admittedly we already have that -- even if only at our nation's airports.) For the most part, however, Americans only have a dim sense of what it's like to live in a truly repressive society -- such as East Germany was behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. And this, ultimately, is the true value of director Christian Petzold's gripping new film Barbara, which starts its U.S. theatrical run in December and recently screened at the AFI Festival in Hollywood. Germany's official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Barbara is the most compelling depiction since The Lives of Others of day-to-day life in a modern ...
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Warner Archive to Release the '8 Movies Collection' on DVD Tomorrow - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
Guest stars caught up in the globetrotting intrigue include Joan Crawford, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Leslie Nielsen, Jack Palance, Eleanor Parker, Telly Savalas, Rip Torn and more. This past Friday we alerted you that the Man from UNCLE spin-off series
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Break out the popcorn! Friendswood Library hosting classic movie night series - Your Houston News
Google News - over 5 years
On October 6, the featured movie is “Scaramouche” starring Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, and Mel Ferrer. Directed by George Sidney, the 1952 classic was filmed in color. The final movie of the series will be shown on October 20 and
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John Garfield Movie Schedule: PRIDE OF THE MARINES, THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Cast: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark. BW-120 mins. 2:30 PM AIR FORCE (1943) A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific. Dir: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy. BW-125 mins. 4:45 PM HUMORESQUE (1946) A
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But his attempts to put away a shady doctor (George Macready) lead him to discover a corrosively painful truth about his wife, Mary (Eleanor Parker). Before Homicide or Hill Street Blues came this gritty, hard-hitting cop drama based on Sidney
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DVD Extra: John Garfield at the Warner Archive, Part 2 - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The intense battle scenes are preceded by Schmidt's courtship of his fiancee (Eleanor Parker) in his native Philadelphia. After returning from the war, the angry, embittered and frightened Schmid resists rehabilitation and a reunion with his sweetheart
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On this date - Lehighvalleylive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Eleanor Parker is 89. Actor Gedde Watanabe is 56. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 55. MLB All-Star player Derek Jeter is 37. The sun sets 8:36 pm today, rises 5:32 am Monday. The moon sets 4:22 pm today, rises 2:23 am Monday
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Tradition vs. progress? BYOB battle heats up - Shore News Today
Google News - over 5 years
“Not at all,” he said, adding that committee people, including Repici, Jane Custer, John Ball, Jr., Sharon Hoffman and Eleanor Parker, had received numerous calls “from folks who want to sign.” Ken Cooper, past president of the Ocean City Historical
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
2: 45 (39) >> Lizzie Eleanor Parker. A woman learns she has three distinct personalities. (1 hr.30 mins.) 2: 50 (166) >> The Truth About Charlie Mark Wahlberg. A kind stranger helps a widow whose mate had many secrets. (1 hr.45 mins
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Google News - over 5 years
"Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm" tells the story of the Hampton's aristocrat Eleanor Parker Wentworth. With her granddaughter's wedding approaching, Wentworth has become quite stressed. However after meeting the bride-to-be at a pre-wedding party,
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De profesión, mis ignorancias (392) - eldia.es
Google News - over 5 years
más bella que Jennifer Jones (la de "Duelo al sol"), más bella que Sofía Loren, Ginna Lollobrígida, Mauren O´Hara, Ivonne de Carlo, Eleanor Parker? Pero no me atreví a decir que Ava ha sido la mujer más guapa de todos los tiempos
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Ava Gardner, la eterna rebelde - Intereconomía (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Su obsesión era conseguir papeles de envergadura, y cuando rebasó la treintena empezaron a llegar algunos de ellos, pero también le hizo rechazar otros en los que habría estado irrepetible, como el de Eleanor Parker en Scaramouche, el de Geraldine Page
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Parker
  • 2013
    Age 90
    Eleanor Parker died on December 9, 2013 at a medical facility in Palm Springs, California of complications of pneumonia.
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  • 1978
    Age 55
    In 1978, she wrote the forward to Roy's book, How Your Mind Can Keep You Well.
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  • 1969
    Age 46
    Parker was raised a Protestant and later converted to Judaism, telling the New York Daily News columnist Kay Gardella in August 1969, "I think we're all Jews at heart...
    More Details Hide Details I wanted to convert for a long time." She later embraced Messianic Judaism and was a supporter of Messianic Jewish philosopher, teacher, and commentator Roy Masters, owner of the Foundation of Human Understanding in Grants Pass, Oregon.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared in the Ghost Story episode "Half a Death" (1973), a suspense-thriller about a wealthy woman reconciling the lives of her two daughters. Parker starred in a number of theatrical productions, including the role of Margo Channing in the Broadway musical version of the film All About Eve, Applause. The role was originally played in the musical by Lauren Bacall and in All About Eve by Bette Davis. In 1976, she played Maxine in the Ahmanson Theater revival of The Night of the Iguana. She quit the Circle in the Square Theatre revival of Pal Joey during previews. She wrote the preface to the book How Your Mind Can Keep You Well, a meditation technique developed by Roy Masters. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6340 Hollywood Boulevard. Parker was married four times:
  • 1968
    Age 45
    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..
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  • 1966
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details From the late 1960s, television would occupy more of her energies.
  • 1965
    Age 42
    Parker's best-known screen role was playing the Baroness Schraeder in the 1965 Oscar-winning musical The Sound of Music.
    More Details Hide Details The Baroness was famously and poignantly unsuccessful in keeping the affections of Georg von Trapp (played by Christopher Plummer) after he falls in love with Maria (played by Julie Andrews).
  • 1964
    Age 41
    In 1964, she appeared in the episode "A Land More Cruel" on the ABC drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point.
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  • 1963
    Age 40
    In 1963, Parker appeared in the NBC medical drama about psychiatry The Eleventh Hour in the episode "Why Am I Grown So Cold?", for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
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  • 1961
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Known mainly for dramatic roles, Parker was an adept comedian. In the 1951 A Millionaire for Christy, she played a secretary sent to notify a man of his inheritance, co-starring with Fred MacMurray.
  • 1956
    Age 33
    In 1956, she was billed above the title with Clark Gable for the Raoul Walsh-directed Western comedy The King and Four Queens.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, she starred in another W. Somerset Maugham novel, a remake of The Painted Veil in the role originated by Greta Garbo, released as The Seventh Sin.
  • 1955
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She played Zosh, the supposedly wheelchair-bound wife of heroin-addicted, would-be jazz drummer Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra).
  • 1951
    Age 28
    She was nominated for the Oscar in 1951 for her performance as Mary McLeod, the woman who doesn't understand the position of her unstable detective husband (played by Kirk Douglas) in Detective Story.
    More Details Hide Details She followed Detective Story with her portrayal of an actress in love with a swashbuckling nobleman (played by Stewart Granger) in Scaramouche. After making two films for MGM, Parker was making a third when she signed a long term contract to the studio. Parker then starred with Charlton Heston as a 1900s mail-order bride in The Naked Jungle, directed by Byron Haskin and produced by George Pal.
    In 1951 Parker signed a contract with Paramount for one film a year, with an option for outside films.
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  • 1950
    Age 27
    In February 1950 Parker left Warner Bros. after having been under contract there for eight years.
    More Details Hide Details Parker had understood that she would star in a film called Safe Harbor, but Warner Bros. apparently had no intention of making it. Because of this misunderstanding, her agents negotiated her release.
    For this role, she won the 1950 Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.
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    In 1950, Parker was nominated for Caged, in which she played a prison inmate.
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  • 1949
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1947
    Age 24
    She turned down a role in The Hasty Heart which she wanted to do, but it would have meant going to England and she did not want to leave her baby alone during its first year. "I probably received my salary for only six months during 1947 and 1948 but I can't regret that," she said. "All my life I wanted a child and anything that might happen to me professionally on that account would hardly seem a loss."
    More Details Hide Details She returned in Chain Lightning. "I've had my fling at roles that have little or no relation to most people's lives," she said. "I want to keep away from such assignments as I can from now on even though, as some may say, they mean exercising your skill and talent in acting."
    She made Voice of the Turtle in early 1947 then had two years off, during which time she married and had a baby.
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  • 1946
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was suspended twice by Warners for refusing parts in films – in Stallion Road, where she was replaced by Alexis Smith, and Love and Learn.
  • 1942
    Age 19
    Her actual film debut was as Nurse Ryan in Soldiers in White in 1942.
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  • 1922
    Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the daughter of Lola (Isett) and Lester Day Parker.
    More Details Hide Details She moved with her family to East Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended public schools and graduated from Shaw High School. She wanted to be an actor from an early age and appeared in a number of school plays. After graduation she went to Martha's Vineyard to work on her acting. She got a job as a waitress and was offered a screen test by 20th Century Fox but turned it down. Wanting to focus on films, she moved to California and started appearing at the Pasadena Playhouse. She was in the audience one night at Pasadena Playhouse when spotted by a Warners Bros talent scout, Irving Kumin. He offered her a test and she accepted; the studio signed her to a long term contract. She was cast that year in the film They Died with Their Boots On, but her scenes were cut.
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