Eleanor Parker was a beautiful and versatile actress. That rare high combo of beauty and talent perhaps only seen before in Vivien Leigh. Too bad she never became a bigger star!
Parker showed impressive range, which was clearly her intention. She once said, “When I am spotted somewhere it means that my characterizations haven’t covered up Eleanor Parker the person. I prefer it the other way around.”
Parker in 1948
|Born||Eleanor Jean Parker
June 26, 1922
Cedarville, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||December 9, 2013
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Spouse(s)||Fred Losee (1943–1944; divorced)
Bert E. Friedlob (1946–1953; divorced; 3 children)
Paul Clemens (1954–1965; divorced; 1 child)
Raymond N. Hirsch (1966–2001; his death)
|Children||Susan Eleanor Friedlob
Sharon Anne Friedlob
Richard Parker Friedlob
Paul Day Clemens
Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to ’ Maria in 1965 film “,” died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility near Palm Springs, Calif. She was 91.
Die US-Schauspielerin Eleanor Parker, die in den 1950er Jahren für drei Oscars nominiert war, ist tot. Die Schauspielerin starb am Montag (Ortszeit) in einem Krankenhaus nahe dem kalifornischen Palm Springs. Nach einer Lungenentzündung dürfte es Komplikationen gegeben haben.