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Eleanor Parker

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, she attended the Rice Summer Theatre on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts beginning when she was 15 years old. She was offered her first screen-test by a 20th Century-Fox talent scout while attending Rice, but turned the opportunity down to gain professional stage experience in Cleveland after graduating from high school. She moved on to California to continue her acting studies at the Pasadena Playhouse. It was there, while sitting in the audience of a play being put on at the Playhouse, she was again offered a screen-test -- this time from a Warner Brothers' scout -- and again declined, wanting to finish her first year at the Playhouse. When the year was up, Eleanor contacted Warner Brothers to take them up their offer of a screen-test, and was signed as a contract player two days after it was shot. Her beauty meant she was not forgotten, and she was cast in one of Warner Brothers' biggest productions for the 1943 season, the pro-Soviet Mission to Moscow (1943) directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Walter Huston as the U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. Eleanor played his daughter in the film, which became notorious in the McCarthy era for its glorification of "Uncle Joe" Stalin. The film proved significant to Eleanor as she met a future husband on the set, Navy Lieutenant. Fred L. Losse, Navy dentist. The marriage was a brief war-time affair, lasting from March 21, 1943, to December 5, 1944. Parker received the first of her three Best Actress Oscar nominations playing a prisoner in Caged (1950), for which she won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival. She was also nominated the next year playing the cop's wife who shared a secret with the neighborhood abortionist in William Wyler's Detective Story (1951). Her third and last Oscar nod came for Interrupted Melody (1955), playing an opera singer struck down by polio. She could easily have been nominated that same year for her portrayal of Frank Sinatra's faux crippled wife in Otto Preminger's brooding masterpiece The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) adapted from the novel by Nelson Algren. Parker proved herself to be a supremely talented and very versatile lead actress. The versatility was likely one of the reasons why she never quite became a major star. Audiences attending a movie which starred Parker never knew quite what to expect of her; if they even remembered she was the same actress, they had seen before in a different type of role in another picture. Her turns in Detective Story (1951) and The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) could not have been more different. Parker's stardom and subsequent fame (and remembrance) suffered from her focusing on being a serious actress and creating a character who fit the motion picture she was in, rather than playing a character again and again and again as most movie stars do. She is probably best remembered for the relatively tame part as the Baroness in The Sound of Music (1965).


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Родился:
Jun 26, 1922 в Cedarville, Ohio, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
67
Впервые появился:
на movie The Big Shot 1942-06-13
Последний проект:
Кино Dead on the Money 1991-06-17
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Above and Beyond
Poster of It's a Great Feeling
Poster of Escape Me Never
Poster of Crime By Night
Фильмография
Кино Dead on the Money Catherine Blake 1991-06-17
Series Она написала убийство Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Отель Unknown 1983-09-21
Кино Once Upon a Spy The Lady 1980-09-19
Кино She's Dressed To Kill Regine Danton 1979-12-10
Кино Sunburn Mrs. Thoren 1979-08-10
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
Кино The Bastard Lady Amberly 1978-05-22
Кино Home for the Holidays Alexandra Morgan 1974-07-13
Кино The Great American Beauty Contest Peggy Lowery 1973-02-13
Series Ghost Story Unknown 1972-09-15
Кино Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring Claire Miller 1971-01-16
Series Vanished Sue Greer 1971-03-08
Кино Eye of the Cat Aunt Danny 1969-06-18
Series Bracken's World Sylvia Caldwell 1969-09-19
Кино Hans Brinker Dame Brinker 1969-12-14
Кино How to Steal the World Margitta Kingsley 1968-09-18
Series Отдел 5-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Кино Il Tigre Mme Vincenzini 1967-09-20
Кино Warning Shot Mrs. Doris Ruston 1967-01-18
Кино The Oscar Sophie Cantaro 1966-03-04
Кино An American Dream Deborah Kelly Rojack 1966-08-31
Кино Звуки музыки The Baroness 1965-03-02
Кино Panic Button Louise 1964-04-10
Series Боб Хоуп представляет Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Театр создателей саспенса Unknown 1963-10-10
Кино Madison Avenue Anne Tremaine 1962-01-07
Кино Return to Peyton Place Connie Rossi 1961-05-05
Кино Home from the Hill Hannah Hunnicutt 1960-03-03
Кино A Hole in the Head Eloise Rogers 1959-09-15
Кино The Seventh Sin Carol Carwin 1957-06-28
Кино Lizzie Elizabeth Richmond 1957-04-04
Кино The King and Four Queens Sabina McDade 1956-12-21
Кино Many Rivers to Cross Mary Stuart Cherne 1955-02-04
Кино Человек с золотой рукой Zosch Machine 1955-12-14
Кино Interrupted Melody Marjorie Lawrence 1955-07-01
Кино The Naked Jungle Joanna Leiningen 1954-03-03
Кино Valley of the Kings Ann Barclay Mercedes 1954-07-23
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино Escape from Fort Bravo Carla Forester 1953-12-04
Кино Above and Beyond Lucey Tibbets 1952-12-31
Кино Scaramouche Lenore 1952-05-08
Кино Valentino Joan Carlisle / Sarah Gray 1951-03-08
Кино Detective Story Mary McLeod 1951-11-01
Кино A Millionaire for Christy Christabel 'Christy' Sloane 1951-09-02
Кино Chain Lightning Joan "Jo" Holloway 1950-02-18
Кино Caged Marie Allen 1950-05-19
Кино Three Secrets Susan Adele Connors Chase 1950-10-20
Кино It's a Great Feeling Herself, Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1949-08-01
Кино The Voice of the Turtle Sally Middleton 1948-02-28
Кино The Woman in White Laura Fairlie / Ann Catherick 1948-05-15
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино Escape Me Never Fenella MacLean 1947-11-07
Кино Always Together Eleanor Parker 1947-12-10
Кино Of Human Bondage Mildred Rogers 1946-07-20
Кино Never Say Goodbye Ellen Gayley 1946-11-09
Кино Pride of the Marines Ruth Hartley 1945-08-24
Кино Crime By Night Irene Carr 1944-09-09
Кино Between Two Worlds Ann Bergner 1944-05-20
Кино The Very Thought of You Janet Wheeler 1944-10-20
Кино The Last Ride Kitty Kelly 1944-10-07
Кино Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944-12-31
Кино The Mysterious Doctor Letty Carstairs 1943-03-03
Кино Mission to Moscow Emlen Davies 1943-05-22
Кино Destination Tokyo Mike's Wife on Record (voice) 1943-12-31
Кино The Big Shot Telephone Operator (voice) 1942-06-13
Кино Busses Roar Norma 1942-08-18