Eleanor Parker

Eleanor Parker
1922 - 2013

Eleanor Parker  American Actress

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Relationships

Eleanor Parker was previously married to Raymond Hirsch (1966 - 2001), Paul Clemens Sr. (1954 - 1965), Bert E. Friedlob (1946 - 1953) and Fred Losee (1943 - 1944).

Eleanor Parker was in relationships with Robert Taylor (1952), Gig Young (1945 - 1946), Joe Kirkwood Jr. (1945) and Robert J. Anderson (1945).

Eleanor Parker had an encounter with Don McGuire (1945).

About

American Actress Eleanor Parker was born Eleanor Jean Parker on 26th June, 1922 in Cedarville, Ohio, USA and passed away on 9th Dec 2013 Palm Springs, California, USA aged 91. She is most remembered for Detective Story (1951). Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Eleanor Parker was in 7 on-screen matchups, including Christopher Plummer in The Sound of Music (1965), Edward Mulhare in Murder, She Wrote (1984), Errol Flynn in Escape Me Never (1947), Robert Mitchum in Home from the Hill (1960) and Robert Taylor in Many Rivers to Cross (1955).

Eleanor Parker is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and California Democrats.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Dating4 75 years, 5 months 19 years 2 months
Married4 36 years, 8 months 14 years, 8 months 2 years, 11 months
Encounter1 75 years, 6 months - -
Total9 75 years, 6 months 23 years, 4 months 2 months

Details

First Name Eleanor
Middle Name Jean
Last Name Parker
Full Name at Birth Eleanor Jean Parker
Alternative Name Eleanor Jean Parker, Eleanor Parker
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 26th June, 1922
Birthplace Cedarville, Ohio, USA
Died 9th December, 2013
Place of Death Palm Springs, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications Of Pneumonia
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Height 5' 6¼" (168 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dyed Red
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Detective Story (1951)
Year(s) Active 1941–1991, 1942–1991
Bust (inches) 36
Waist (inches) 26
Hips (inches) 36
Friend Andrea King, Lana Turner, Bob Topping

Eleanor Jean Parker (June 26, 1922 – December 9, 2013) was an American actress who appeared in some 80 movies and television series. An actress of notable versatility, she was called Woman of a Thousand Faces by Doug McClelland, author of a biography of Parker by the same title.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Eleanor Parker91 CancerActress
American
Raymond Hirsch80 Leo
American
Paul Clemens Sr.-
Robert Taylor57 LeoActor
American
Bert E. Friedlob49 LibraProducer
American
Gig Young64 ScorpioActor
American
Joe Kirkwood Jr.86 GeminiSports Figure
Australian
Robert J. Anderson75 PiscesActor
American
Don McGuire80 PiscesActor
American
Fred Losee52 Pisces
American

Children

NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
SusanFemale7th March, 194872 years oldBert E. Friedlob
SharonFemale18th April, 195070 years oldBert E. Friedlob
RichardMale8th October, 195267 years oldBert E. Friedlob
Paul DayMale7th January, 195862 years oldPaul Clemens Sr.

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Dead on the Money1991Catherine BlakeTV Movie
Finder of Lost Loves1984Nora SpencerTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Maggie TarrowTV Show
Hotel1983Leslie DeVereTV Show
Madame X1981Katherine RichardsonTV Movie
Once Upon a Spy1980the LadyTV Movie
Sunburn1979Mrs. ThorenMovie
She's Dressed to Kill1979Regine DantonTV Movie
The Bastard1978Lady AmberlyTV Movie
Vega$1978Laurie BishopTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Eunice Hollander Baines, Nurse Alice Green, Peggy AtwoodTV Show
The Love Boat1977Alicia Fairchild Bradbury, Rosie StricklandTV Show
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner1975Christine DraytonTV Movie
The Great American Beauty Contest1973Peggy LoweryTV Movie
Home for the Holidays1972Alex MorganTV Movie
Circle of Fear1972Paula BurgessTV Show
Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring1971Claire MillerTV Movie
Vanished1971Sue GreerTV Show
Eye of the Cat1969Aunt DannyMovie
Hans Brinker1969Dame BrinkerTV Movie
Bracken's World1969Sylvia CaldwellTV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968Mrs. Constance KincaidTV Show
The Tiger and the Pussycat1967Esperia VincenziniMovie
Warning Shot1967Mrs. Doris RustonTV Movie
An American Dream1966Deborah Kelly RojackMovie
The Oscar1966Sophie CantaroMovie
The Sound of Music1965The BaronessMovie
Convoy1965Kate FowlerTV Show
Panic Button1964Louise HarrisMovie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964Margitta KingsleyTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Fern SelmanTV Show
Breaking Point1963Alice KoenigTV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963Dorian SmithTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Connie FolsomTV Show
Madison Avenue1961Anne TremaineMovie
Return to Peyton Place1961Connie RossiMovie
Home from the Hill1960Hannah HunnicuttMovie
Checkmate1960Gussie Hill, Marion BannionTV Show
The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio1960Sister CeceliaTV Movie
A Hole in the Head1959Eloise RogersMovie
Buick-Electra Playhouse1959Sister CeciliaTV Show
Lizzie1957Beth Richmond, Elizabeth, LizzieMovie
The Seventh Sin1957Carolyn CarwinMovie
The King and Four Queens1956Sabina McDadeMovie
Interrupted Melody1955Marjorie LawrenceMovie
Many Rivers to Cross1955Mary Stuart CherneMovie
The Man with the Golden Arm1955Zosh MachineMovie
The Naked Jungle1954Joanna LeiningenMovie
Valley of the Kings1954Ann MercedesMovie
Escape from Fort Bravo1953Carla ForesterMovie
Above and Beyond1952Lucey TibbetsMovie
Scaramouche1952LenoreMovie
Detective Story1951Mary McLeodMovie
A Millionaire for Christy1951Christabel 'Christy' SloaneMovie
Valentino1951Joan Carlisle, Sarah GrayMovie
Caged1950Marie AllenMovie
Chain Lightning1950Joan "Jo" HollowayMovie
Three Secrets1950Susan Adele Connors ChaseMovie
It's a Great Feeling1949Eleanor Parker (uncredited)Movie
The Woman in White1948Ann Catherick, Laura FairlieMovie
Escape Me Never1947Fenella MacLeanMovie
The Voice of the Turtle1947Sally MiddletonMovie
Always Together1947Eleanor Parker (uncredited)Movie
Never Say Goodbye1946Ellen GayleyMovie
Of Human Bondage1946Mildred RogersMovie
Pride of the Marines1945Ruth HartleyMovie
Atlantic City1944Bathing Beauty (uncredited)Movie
Between Two Worlds1944Ann BergnerMovie
Crime by Night1944Irene CarrMovie
Hollywood Canteen1944Eleanor ParkerMovie
The Very Thought of You1944Janet WheelerMovie
The Last Ride1944Kitty KellyMovie
Destination Tokyo1943Mike's Wife on Record (voice, uncredited)Movie
Mission to Moscow1943Emlen DaviesMovie
The Mysterious Doctor1943Letty CarstairsMovie
The Big Shot1942Telephone Operator (voice, uncredited)Movie
Busses Roar1942NormaMovie
Soldiers in White1942Nurse RyanShort Film
Men of the Sky1942Mrs. Frank BickleyShort Film
Vaudeville Days1942Colleen (song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") (uncredited)Short Film
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DarkMarcDarkMarcAug 28, 2018

In my opinion 1950 might have been the year for the strongest competition for Best Actress Academy Award. Eleanor Parker received her first of three Academy Award nominations for Caged (Warner Brothers). Eleanor Parker is, in a word, fantastic in the picture. A great looking redhead who hung around Warner Bros for most of the 1940’s, she’d had several opportunities that looked promising. But none had quite provided that ticket to full-fledged stardom. Most frustrating of these near-misses was her blistering take on Mildred in the ’46 version of “Of Human Bondage". It was directed by Edmund Goulding – an expert in extracting great work from the ladies. (He coaxed Gene Tierney’s tremendous Isabel out of her in “The Razor’s Edge” that same year). Posterity’s chosen to enshrine Bette Davis’ ’34 interpretation as definitive. It was a hit in its day – and Davis bristles with electricity. Kim Novak’s 1964 portrayal was actually more believable. Yes, she’s too beautiful looking. But excess beauty’s a hard thing to hold against a movie star. At the end of the day, though, it’s Parker who nails Mildred as no other actress has. Raw, scrub-brush complexion, wiry hair. Common. Coarse. Greedy. Angry too. She aches with dissatisfaction. Clawing her way – not ahead exactly, but around - and giving off indications of some heavy duty dark forces clawing right behind her. Her Mildred’s been burned into shape by a brutal past. Novak’s a little on the languid side. Davis offers fireworks – but no back story. At her best, Parker’s a more flexible actress than Bette Davis – not so locked into set mannerisms, riveting though they might be. It’s possible to tune into Goulding’s “Bondage” part way through and not even realize it’s Eleanor Parker. Creative makeup deserves some credit. But it’s Parker’s own versatility, skill and propulsive force that bring it home. This Mildred’s apocalyptic trashing of Philip’s apartment plays out with a fury no other Mildred has matched. She’s scary, mean and damaged – and Parker’s not afraid to show it all. Blunt and complex at the same time – a Hollywood harbinger of neo-realistic intensity. A tragic scrap-heap monster – and, in her way, just as worthy of sympathy as Philip. Entirely too complicated a creation for 1946 audiences to digest. They didn’t. And Parker went without the acclaim (and Oscar nomination) she clearly deserved. The frustration of doing such phenomenal work and not being properly appreciated may have fueled Parker’s ambition and determination even more. By the time she landed “Caged” she was obviously ready to go for broke. Hardly a prestige vehicle – a scrappy babes in the big house melodrama – the picture turned out to be one of 1950’s surprise hits – with audiences and critics alike. The performances – especially Parker’s central one – couldn’t be denied. Cromwell for helping Eleanor Parker be all she could be. Still in her 20’s, she was nevertheless a screen vet who’d played her share of chic sophisticates. But the scared, naïve Marie Allen who’s dumped into prison at the beginning of “Caged” bears no trace of them. Virtually makeup free, Parker’s like a super-sensitive tuning fork reacting to everything around her, pulling audiences right into the heart of a harrowing experience. She makes one brilliant choice after another, never overdoing it. Hope locking horns with hysteria. Bad breaks drag her down. Where’s that single stroke of luck that might save her? Exceptionally well-written and edited, the film’s jam-packed with memorable sequences – the interview with her scared-silly mother, the doomed kitten rescue, the brutal, traumatic buzz-cut. Parker polishes each one of them off to perfection. There’s never a sense of showing off – just raw, honest-to-goodness emotion channeled through some dazzlingly controlled movie star acting. This is the project that really put Parker on the map. She followed it up with another sensational Oscar-nominated turn in William Wyler’s “Detective Story”. MGM dangled a lucrative contract and Parker set up shop for awhile at that prestigious address. Metro couldn’t quite make up its mind whether to market her as the new Greer Garson (But wait, we’ve got Deborah Kerr for that) or a slightly upmarket Susan Hayward style spitfire. And they didn’t really exert themselves to find roles that would explore her potential. Still, Parker bagged a third nomination for the ultra-manicured opera biopic “Interrupted Melody” where, if nothing else, she proved a dab hand at lip-synching to complicated arias. But she was genuinely terrific in a number of other films around the same time – “Scaramouche”, “The Naked Jungle”, The King and 4 Queens”.

wjerryzwjerryzAug 7, 2017

A life time of acting and I have seen many of her movies. Her talent and beauty will always be remembered. Really missed.


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