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Estelle Parsons


The charming, witty, and immeasurably gifted Estelle Parsons was born November 20, 1927 in Lynn, Massachusetts, to Elinor and Eben Parsons. She attended the Oak Grove School for Girls in Maine, and later graduated from Connecticut College in 1949. She worked as a singer with a band before she became the first Women's Editor on Today (1952). She ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1967)
Rachel, Rachel Calla Mackie
(1968)
Dick Tracy Mrs. Trueheart
(1990)
Watermelon Man Althea Gerber
(1970)

Filmography

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 2018 The Conners (TV Series)
Beverly Harris
- Keep on Truckin' (2018) ... Beverly Harris
 1989-2018 Roseanne (TV Series)
Beverly Harris / Lovey Howell / Future Roseanne
- No Country for Old Women (2018) ... Beverly Harris
- Darlene v. David (2018) ... Beverly Harris
- Into That Good Night: Part 2 (1997) ... Beverly Harris
- Into That Good Night: Part 1 (1997) ... Beverly Harris
- The Truth Be Told (1997) ... Beverly Harris
 2018 Diane
Mary
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Babe
- The Party (2016) ... Babe
- The Bender (2016) ... Babe
 2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Nana Joe
- What's in the Box? (2013) ... Nana Joe
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Bea
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Bea
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Bea
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Opal / Celeste's Mother
- Coots and Ladders (2004) ... Opal
- Frasier-Lite (2004) ... Celeste's Mother (voice)
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rose Rinato
- Denial (2002) ... Rose Rinato
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Esther O'Neill
- The Fix (2001) ... Esther O'Neill
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stanapolous
 1998 The Love Letter (TV Movie)
Beatrice Corrigan
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Jennette Fisher
- Sandcastles (1997) ... Jennette Fisher
 1997 That Darn Cat
Old Lady McCracken
 1996 Looking for Richard (Documentary)
Margaret
 1995 Boys on the Side
Louise
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Older Doris
 1992 A Private Matter (TV Movie)
Mary Chessen
 1990 Everyday Heroes (TV Movie)
Matty Jennings (Principal)
 1990 The Blue Men (Short)
May
 1990 Dick Tracy
Mrs. Trueheart
 1989 The Lemon Sisters
Mrs. Kupchak
 1988 Open Admissions (TV Movie)
Clare Block
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mabel Lederer / Angela Motorman
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... Mabel Lederer / Angela Motorman
 1981 The Gentleman Bandit (TV Movie)
Marjorie Seebode
 1981 Guests of the Nation (TV Movie)
Kate O'Connell
 1979 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Blanche Hefner
- Blanche and Murray (1979) ... Blanche Hefner
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Bess Truman
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Mrs. Bess Truman
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)
 1976-1978 All in the Family (TV Series)
Blanche Hefner / Dolores Mancheney Fencel
- Weekend in the Country (1978) ... Blanche Hefner
- Reunion on Hauser Street (1978) ... Blanche Hefner
- Archie's Secret Passion (1976) ... Dolores Mancheney Fencel
 1977 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Edwina Kemp
- Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid (1976) ... Edwina Kemp
 1976 The Tenth Level (TV Movie)
Crossland
 1975 The UFO Incident (TV Movie)
Betty Hill
 1975 Foreplay
First Lady / Barmaid
 1974 For Pete's Sake
Helen
 1974 The Gun and the Pulpit (TV Movie)
Sadie Underwood
 1971-1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Lucille / Agnes
- June Moon (1974) ... Lucille
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... Agnes
 1973 Terror on the Beach (TV Movie)
Arlene Glynn
 1973 Two People
Barbara Newman
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Bernice (segment "Love and the Return of Raymond")
 1972 Medical Center (TV Series)
Bev
- Wall of Silence (1972) ... Bev
 1970 I Walk the Line
Ellen Haney
 1970 Watermelon Man
Althea Gerber
 1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Mollie Malloy
 1969 Don't Drink the Water
Marion Hollander
 1968 Rachel, Rachel
Calla Mackie
 1967 Bonnie and Clyde
Blanche
 1967 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Rosemary (1967)
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Miss Baines
- Alarums and Excursions (1966) ... Miss Baines
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Mrs. Meyers
- Where There's Smoke (1965) ... Mrs. Meyers
 1964 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Appleton
- The Con Artist (1964) ... Mrs. Appleton
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Carrie Bernice
- The Gambling Heart (1964) ... Carrie Bernice
 1963 Ladybug Ladybug
JoAnn's Mother
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mrs. Martin
- Metamorphosis (1963) ... Mrs. Martin
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Happy Hunting (1956). Musical comedy. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Music by Harold Karr. Lyrics by Matt Dubey. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Additional orchestrations by Joe Glover, Don Walker and Seymour Ginzler. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Faye Dunaway] I never met anyone with such a demoniacal drive to succeed as a movie star.

Trivia:

With a background in law, she was hired by Today (1952), becoming the first TV network political news reporter. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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