Eleanor Parker (I) (1922–2013)

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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 that she attended the Rice Summer Theatre on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts ... See full bio »

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


Known For

The Sound of Music The Baroness
Caged Marie Allen
Detective Story Mary McLeod
The Naked Jungle Joanna Leiningen


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 1991 Dead on the Money (TV Movie)
Catherine Blake
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Maggie Tarrow
- Stage Struck (1986) ... Maggie Tarrow
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Nora Spencer
- A Gift (1984) ... Nora Spencer
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Leslie DeVere
- The Offer (1983) ... Leslie DeVere
 1977-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Nurse Alice Green / Peggy Atwood / Eunice Hollander Baines
- Nurses Night Out (1983) ... Nurse Alice Green
- Yesterday's Love/Fountain of Youth (1979) ... Peggy Atwood
- Pilot (1977) ... Eunice Hollander Baines
 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Alicia Fairchild Bradbury / Rosie Strickland
- A Dress to Remember (1982) ... Rosie Strickland
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
Katherine Richardson
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Laurie Bishop
- A Deadly Victim (1980) ... Laurie Bishop
 1980 Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
The Lady
 1979 She's Dressed to Kill (TV Movie)
Regine Danton
 1979 Sunburn
Mrs. Thoren
 1978 The Bastard (TV Series)
Lady Amberly
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mrs. Constance Kincaid
- The Big Aloha (1978) ... Mrs. Constance Kincaid
 1975 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie)
Christine Drayton
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
Peggy Lowery
 1972 Home for the Holidays (TV Movie)
Alex Morgan
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Paula Burgess
- Half a Death (1972) ... Paula Burgess
 1971 Vanished (TV Mini Series)
Sue Greer
- Part II (1971) ... Sue Greer
- Part I (1971) ... Sue Greer
 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (TV Movie)
Claire Miller
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Sylvia Caldwell
- Money Men (1970) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Focus on a Gun (1970) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- The Chase Sequence (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Stop Date (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Move in for a Close-Up (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
 1969 Hans Brinker (TV Movie)
Dame Brinker
 1969 Eye of the Cat
Aunt Danny
 1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Margitta Kingsley
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part II (1968) ... Margitta Kingsley
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part I (1968) ... Margitta Kingsley
 1967 The Tiger and the Pussycat
Esperia Vincenzini
 1967 Warning Shot
Mrs. Doris Ruston
 1966 An American Dream
Deborah Kelly Rojack
 1966 The Oscar
Sophie Cantaro
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Kate Fowler
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... Kate Fowler
 1965 The Sound of Music
The Baroness
 1964 Panic Button
Louise Harris
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dorian Smith
- Knight's Gambit (1964) ... Dorian Smith
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Alice Koenig
- A Land More Cruel (1964) ... Alice Koenig
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Fern Selman
- Seven Miles of Bad Road (1963) ... Fern Selman
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Connie Folsom
- Why Am I Grown So Cold? (1963) ... Connie Folsom
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Marion Bannion / Gussie Hill
- The Renaissance of Gussie Hill (1962) ... Marion Bannion / Gussie Hill
 1961 Return to Peyton Place
Connie Rossi
 1961 Madison Avenue
Anne Tremaine
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Cecilia
- The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (1960) ... Sister Cecilia
 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (TV Movie)
Sister Cecelia
 1960 Home from the Hill
Hannah Hunnicutt
 1959 A Hole in the Head
Eloise Rogers
 1957 The Seventh Sin
Carolyn Carwin
 1957 Lizzie
Elizabeth Richmond
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Sabina McDade
 1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
Zosh Machine
 1955 Interrupted Melody
Marjorie Lawrence
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Mary Stuart Cherne
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Ann Mercedes
 1954 The Naked Jungle
Joanna Leiningen
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Carla Forester
 1952 Above and Beyond
Lucey Tibbets
 1952 Scaramouche
 1951 Detective Story
Mary McLeod
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Christabel Sloane
 1951 Valentino
Joan Carlisle / Sarah Gray
 1950 Three Secrets
Susan Adele Connors Chase
 1950 Caged
Marie Allen
 1950 Chain Lightning
Joan "Jo" Holloway
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1948 The Woman in White
Laura Fairlie / Ann Catherick
 1947 The Voice of the Turtle
Sally Middleton
 1947 Always Together
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Fenella MacLean
 1946 Never Say Goodbye
Ellen Gayley
 1946 Of Human Bondage
Mildred Rogers
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Ruth Hartley
 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)
 1944 Between Two Worlds
Ann Bergner
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Mike's Wife on Record (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Emlen Davies
 1943 The Mysterious Doctor
Letty Carstairs
 1942 Vaudeville Days (Short)
Colleen (song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
 1942 Men of the Sky (Short)
Mrs. Frank Bickley
 1942 The Big Shot
Telephone Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Soldiers in White (Short)
Nurse Ryan
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(3/13/46-3/31/48) Stage: Appeared (as :Singer") in "Brigadoon" on Broadway. Directed by Robert Lewis. Ziegfeld Theatre; 581 performances. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 7 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Raymond Hirsch  (his death) | See more »


Friedlob, Susan Eleanor | See more »


Parker, Lester Day | Isett, Lola


Chasen Parker (grandchild)

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Personal Quote:

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.


Mother of Susan Eleanor Friedlob (born March 7, 1948), Sharon Anne Friedlob (born April 18, 1950), Richard Parker Friedlob (born October 8, 1952) and Paul Clemens (born January 7, 1958, as Paul Day Clemens). All were born in Los Angeles County, California. See more »


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