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Eleanor Parker (I) (1922–2013)

Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian, she attended the Rice Summer Theatre on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts beginning ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music The Baroness
The Man with the Golden Arm
Detective Story
Detective Story Mary McLeod
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 1969 Eye of the Cat
Aunt Danny
 1967 The Tiger and the Pussycat
Esperia Vincenzini
 1967 Warning Shot
Mrs. Doris Ruston
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Deborah Kelly Rojack
 1964 Panic Button
Louise Harris
 1961 Madison Avenue
Anne Tremaine
 1957 Lizzie
Elizabeth / Lizzie / Beth Richmond
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Sabina McDade
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Marjorie Lawrence
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Mary Stuart Cherne
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Ann Barclay Mercedes
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Carla Forester
 1952 Above and Beyond
Lucey Tibbets
 1952 Scaramouche
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
 1951 Valentino
Joan Carlisle / Sarah Gray
 1950 Chain Lightning
Joan "Jo" Holloway
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1947 Always Together
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Fenella MacLean
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Eleanor Parker
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Janet Wheeler
 1944 The Last Ride
Kitty Kelly
 1944 Crime by Night
Irene Carr
 1944 Atlantic City
Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Mike's Wife on Record (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Emlen Davies
 1943 The Mysterious Doctor
Letty Carstairs
 1942 Busses Roar
 1942 The Big Shot
Telephone Operator (voice, uncredited)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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When I'm spotted somewhere, it means that my characterizations haven't covered up Eleanor Parker the person. I prefer it the other way around.


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