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Monday, December 9, 2013

Remembering Eleanor Parker 1922 - 2013



During her long career, actress Eleanor Parker, who died earlier today at age 91, received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for the films, Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951) and Interrupted Melody (1955), but she is probably best known for her performance as Baroness Elsa von Schraeder in The Sound of Music (1965). Parker also earned a 1963 Emmy nomination for her appearance on the NBC medical drama, The Eleventh Hour, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for her role on the 1969-70 NBC series, Bracken's World. She also starred as Margo Channing in the 1971 US tour of the Broadway musical, Applause.

Below you can enjoy some of Parker's many film and television appearances.

Caged (1950) with Agnes Moorehead



Detective Story (1951) with Kirk Douglas



Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) with William Holden and John Forsythe



The Naked Jungle (1954) with Charlton Heston



A Hole in the Head (1959) with Frank Sinatra



Return to Peyton Place (1961) with Carol Lynley and Tuesday Weld



Home for the Holidays (a 1972 TV movie) with Sally Field, Julie Harris and Jessica Walter

5 comments:

jeff meshel said...

Marc, as always, a lovely tribute to those who have passed on..
but just had to include Ms.Parker's work on one of my favorite series growing up, Bracken's World..where she played Mr. Bracken's secretary, Sylvia Caldwell. It had a great main title sequence, great juicy stories,and characters . and Ms. Parker was just wonderful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUnV4jA62FI

Jeff

December 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Marc said...

Thanks for the link, Jeff, someone should release Bracken's World on DVD!

jeff meshel said...

Marc,


someone actually does..for a good cause!

http://classics4lymphoma.com/bracken_sworld.html

happy holidays!

jeff

Marc said...

Thanks for the info, Jeff! Will this be a Christmas present to yourself?

jeff meshel said...

could very well be!