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Eleanor Parker is a Actor American born on 26 june 1922 at Cedarville (USA)

Eleanor Parker

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Birth name Eleanor Jean Parker
Nationality USA
Birth 26 june 1922 at Cedarville (USA)
Death 9 december 2013 (at 91 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Eleanor Jean Parker (June 26, 1922 – December 9, 2013) was an American actress who appeared in some 80 movies and television series. An actress of notable versatility, she was called Woman of a Thousand Faces by Doug McClelland, author of a biography of Parker by the same title.

At the age of 18, Parker was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941. She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1950s, for Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951) and Interrupted Melody (1955). Her role in Caged also won her the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. One of her most memorable roles was that of Elsa von Schraeder in the 1965 musical The Sound of Music.


Parker was married four times:

Fred Losee — married in 1943, divorced in 1944.
Bert E. Friedlob — married in 1946, divorced in 1953; the marriage produced three children.
Paul Clemens, American portrait painter — married in 1954, divorced in 1965; the marriage produced one child, actor Paul Clemens.
Raymond N. Hirsch — married in 1966, widowed on September 14, 2001 when Hirsch died of esophageal cancer.
She was the grandmother of one-time child actor Chase Parker

Best films

The Sound of Music (1965)
Scaramouche (1952)
A Hole in the Head (1959)
Interrupted Melody (1955)
Valley of the Kings (1954)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eleanor Parker (54 films)

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Madame X
Madame X (1981)
, 1h40
Directed by Robert Ellis Miller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tuesday Weld, Jeremy Brett, Len Cariou, Robert Hooks, Eleanor Parker, Jerry Stiller
Roles Katherine Richardson
Rating65% 3.2770453.2770453.2770453.2770453.277045
A woman is thrown out of her home by her jealous husband and sinks into depravity. Twenty years later, she finds herself accused of murder for saving her daughter (it was her son in all other versions) who does not know who she is.
Once Upon a Spy, 1h31
Directed by Ivan Nagy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Ted Danson, Eleanor Parker, Mary Louise Weller, Christopher Lee, Leonard Stone, Burke Byrnes
Roles The Lady
Rating49% 2.480792.480792.480792.480792.48079
Marcus Valorium, un mégalomane, utilise un laser d'une conception unique pour faire chantage sur le gouvernement américain. Ce dernier a fait voler un ordinateur révolutionnaire à la NASA pour le faire fonctionner plus rapidement. Une organisation secrète demande à Jack Chenault, l'un de ses chercheurs de faire équipe avec l'agent Paige Tannehill pour le retrouver ainsi que son concepteur, le docteur Webster.
Sunburn (1979)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, Paul Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Farrah Fawcett, Charles Grodin, Art Carney, Joan Collins, William Daniels, John Hillerman
Roles Mrs. Thoren
Rating50% 2.5096852.5096852.5096852.5096852.509685
A private eye named Dekker goes to Acapulco to investigate a murder and hires the beautiful Ellie Morgan to pretend to be his wife.
The Bastard, 4h
Directed by Lee H. Katzin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen, Lorne Greene, Olivia Hussey
Roles Lady Amberly
Rating67% 3.397213.397213.397213.397213.39721
Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the events leading to the American Revolution.
Home for the Holidays, 1h13
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Christmas films
Actors Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Julie Harris, Jessica Walter, Jill Haworth, John Fink
Roles Alexandra Morgan
Rating62% 3.1435053.1435053.1435053.1435053.143505
The film opens in an enormous house where Benjamin Morgan, a rich dying father, is talking to his oldest daughter Alex. He thinks his second wife, Elizabeth, is trying to poison him. Alex believes him. Benjamin then sends Alex off to pick up her three sisters. While Alex is driving, she stops and asks Benjamin's doctor, Ted Lindsay, for directions. He tells her and comments on the fact that they haven't come to town since their birth mother committed suicide five years ago.
The Great American Beauty Contest, 1h14
Directed by Robert Day
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Joanna Cameron, Eleanor Parker, Robert Cummings, Louis Jourdan, Farrah Fawcett, Susan Damante
Roles Peggy Lowery
Rating60% 3.048473.048473.048473.048473.04847
A feminist enters a beauty contest, hoping to win and deliver a speech on exploitation and sexism at the end.
Eye of the Cat, 1h42
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Michael Sarrazin, Gayle Hunnicutt, Eleanor Parker, Laurence Naismith, Jennifer Leak, Truman Linden Chiles
Roles Aunt Danny
Rating60% 3.0422253.0422253.0422253.0422253.042225
Tante Danny (Eleanor Parker) vît avec son neveu Luke (Tim Henry) et ses nombreux chats. À son décès, elle a décidé de léguer sa fortune à ses animaux de compagnie. Quand Wylie (Michael Sarrazin), le frère de Luke, revient vivre à la maison accompagné de sa nouvelle compagne, Kassia (Gayle Hunnicutt), celle-ci change d'avis et en fait son héritier. Ce qui arrange bien Wylie qui a pour projet d'éliminer sa tante une fois le testament signé et de partir avec son héritage ...
How to Steal the World, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Leslie Nielsen, Leo G. Carroll
Roles Margitta Kingsley
Rating53% 2.6624552.6624552.6624552.6624552.662455
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) investigate when fellow agent Robert Kingsley (Barry Sullivan) and European general Maximilian Harmon (Leslie Nielsen) disappear. Shortly afterward, five of the world's top scientists are mysteriously abducted. The trail leads to the Himalayas, where Kingsley has set himself up as potential world dictator, hoping to use the combined talents of the scientists to build a device that will spread mind-controlling gas throughout the planet. However, his wife Margitta Kingsley (Eleanor Parker) has different plans for the gas.
The Tiger and the Pussycat, 1h45
Directed by Dino Risi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Ann-Margret, Eleanor Parker, Fiorenzo Fiorentini, Antonella Steni, Luigi Vannucchi
Roles Mme Vincenzini
Rating63% 3.1619253.1619253.1619253.1619253.161925
In Rome, the teenaged son of Francesco Vincenzini tries to kill himself after his affections are rejected by Carolina, a beautiful art student.
Warning Shot, 1h40
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Joan Collins, Sam Wanamaker, Lillian Gish
Roles Doris Ruston
Rating66% 3.344613.344613.344613.344613.34461
Los Angeles police sergeant Tom Valens is on a stakeout near an upscale apartment complex when he is forced to defend himself from a mysterious figure who aims a gun at him on a foggy night. The trouble is, the dead man turns out to be a prominent physician and pillar of the community, Dr. James Ruston, and there is no gun to be found.
An American Dream, 1h43
Directed by Robert Gist
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton
Roles Deborah Kelly Rojack
Rating48% 2.41492.41492.41492.41492.4149
Stephen Rojack, a war hero, returns home to become a tough-talking television commentator who strongly criticizes the police's inability to put an end to the criminal activities of an organized-crime figure, Ganucci.
The Oscar
The Oscar (1966)
, 1h59
Directed by Russell Rouse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Jill St John, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten
Roles Sophie Cantaro
Rating52% 2.6044252.6044252.6044252.6044252.604425
As movie star Frankie Fane (Boyd) is about to hear if he won a best acting Oscar, his friend Hymie Kelly (Bennett) reminisces about Fane's struggle to the top, beginning as a spieler for his stripper girlfriend Laurel (St. John). After moving to New York, Frankie dumps Laurel for a budding fashion designer, Kay Bergdahl (Sommer), which leads to a chance meeting with talent scout Sophie Cantaro (Parker). Sophie arranges for him to be signed with agent "Kappy" Kapstetter (Berle) and brings Frankie to Hollywood, where he quickly becomes a rising star.
The Sound of Music, 2h54
Directed by Robert Wise, Richard Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Musical theatre, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Bill Lee, Bill Lee, Richard Haydn
Roles Baroness Elsa von Schraeder
Rating80% 4.0476654.0476654.0476654.0476654.047665
Maria is a free-spirited young Austrian woman studying to become a nun at Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg in 1938. Her love of music and the mountains, her youthful enthusiasm and imagination, and her lack of discipline cause some concern among the nuns. The Mother Abbess, believing Maria would be happier outside the abbey, sends her to the villa of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp to be governess to his seven children—Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl. The Captain has been raising his children alone using strict military discipline following the death of his first wife. At first, the children treat Maria as they did their former governesses—playing tricks on her as a way of gaining their father's attention. Maria responds with kindness and patience, and soon the children come to trust and respect her.
Return to Peyton Place, 2h3
Directed by José Ferrer, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Carol Lynley, Tuesday Weld, Jeff Chandler, Eleanor Parker, Mary Astor, Robert Sterling
Roles Connie Rossi
Rating59% 2.963572.963572.963572.963572.96357
The film takes place some eight to ten years after the events of the original Mark Robson movie.