Hollywood is remembering the late and great Eleanor Parker (1922 – 2013), known to many as the ‘Woman of a Thousand Faces.’
Did you know? Eleanor Parker was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month for June 2013.
Everybody seems to remember Eleanor Parker from her infamous roles as the Baroness in the “The Sound of Music” and Christine Drayton in “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner”– television comedy.”
Although, I have only been living for almost four decades. Because, my parents were born in the 1930s; I was influenced by their entertainment taste. I too, have a great interest in classic movie actresses especially Dorothy Dandridge, Elizabeth Taylor, Fredi Washington and Hattie McDaniel.
Nevertheless Eleanor is featured with 81 credits of movies and television on IMDb.com website with notable television series recognitions such as Murder, She Wrote (1986); Hotel (1983); The Love Boat (1979 – 1982); Hawaii Five-O (1978); The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1968); and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963).
If interested in more fascinating facts about one of oldest living actresses in Hollywood? Check out a linkage of what others news sources are reporting:
- Associated Press writes here that “Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s.”
- The New York Times, writer Anita Gates reports here this about Eleanor Parker “Sometimes a blonde, sometimes a brunette, often a redhead, Ms. Parker made indelible impressions but submerged herself in a wide range of characters, from a war hero’s noble fiancée in “Pride of the Marines” (1945) to W. Somerset Maugham’s vicious waitress-prostitute in a remake of “Of Human Bondage” (1946).”
- The Hollywood Reporter, writer Jennifer Calfas reports here that Eleanor Parker once said, “I knew I’d get in pictures,” she told Movie Show magazine in 1946. “I wasn’t even afraid of all the tough luck stories I’d heard about other girls who had gone to Hollywood but hadn’t conquered. I knew that if I trained myself properly, I’d be ready for the break when it came.”
Be sure to check out the attached photo slideshow of pics for American actress Eleanor Parker.