Parker, Eleanor (1922—)

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Parker, Eleanor (1922—)

American actress. Born in Cedarville, Ohio, on June 26, 1922; married four times; children: four.

Selected filmography:

They Died with Their Boots On (bit, 1941); Busses Roar (1942); Mission to Moscow (1943); The Mysterious Doctor (1943); Between Two Worlds (1944); Come By Night (1944); The Last Ride (1944); The Very Thought of You (1944); Hollywood Canteen (1944); Pride of the Marines (1945); Of Human Bondage (1946); Never Say Goodbye (1946); Escape Me Never (1947); Always Together (1947); The Voice of the Turtle (1948); The Woman in White (1948); It's a Great Feeling (1949); Chain Lightning (1950); Caged (1950); Three Secrets (1950); Valentino (1951); A Millionaire for Christy (1951); Detective Story (1951); Scaramouche (1952); Above and Beyond (1953); Escape from Fort Bravo (1953); The Naked Jungle (1954); Valley of the Kings (1954); Many Rivers to Cross (1955); Interrupted Melody (1955); The Man with the Golden Arm (1955); The King and Four Queens (1956); Lizzie (1957); The Seventh Sin (1957); A Hole in the Head (1959); Home from the Hill (1960); Return to Peyton Place (1961); Madison Avenue (1962); Panic Button (1964); The Sound of Music (1965); The Oscar (1966); An American Dream (1966); Warning Shot (1967); The Tiger and the Pussycat (1967); Eye of the Cat (1969); Sunburn (1979).

A talented, stunning redhead who graced the screen during the 1940s and 1950s, Eleanor Parker was born in 1922 in Cedarville, Ohio, and received her early acting experience at the Cleveland Playhouse, as well as in stock and at the Pasadena Playhouse. Making her film debut under contract to Warner Bros., she worked her way up through the studio ranks during the 1940s, then transferred to MGM in the 1950s. She played a variety of roles, from vixens to long-suffering wives, and won Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for her performances in Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951), and Interrupted Melody (1955), in which she portrayed Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrence . After 1960, Parker made few films, among them The Sound of Music (1965).

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