Vote for your favorite Dish of the Day

Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 2011

Battle of the Broadway Stars #38: 1949-51 Seasons

There are worse things that Stockard Channing could do

10 Groovy Things to Do in November
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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


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


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...


someone actually does..for a good cause!

happy holidays!


Marc said...

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

jeff meshel said...

could very well be!