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‘The Sound of Music’ actress Eleanor Parker dies at 91

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Three-time Oscar nominee Eleanor Parker, whom many know for her role as the baroness in the 1965 version of “The Sound of Music,” has died from pneumonia-related complications, according to a Dec. 9 report from CNN. Parker was 91 years old.

She made her big screen debut in 1941 with “They Died with Their Boots On.” Her IMDb page states that her scenes were deleted from the final cut. Some of her other films from the 40s include “Never Say Goodbye,” “Pride of the Marines,” and “The Voice of the Turtle.”

When the 50s came, Parker started getting recognition from the Academy Awards. She was nominated three times during this decade. The first came for her performance in the 1950 film, “Caged,” in which she played a 19-year-old prison inmate. She was nominated the following year for the 1951 film, “Detective Story,” in which she played Mary McLeod, the wife of Kirk Douglas’ Det. James McLeod. Her third and final nomination came for the 1955 film, “Interrupted Melody,” in which she portrayed polio-stricken opera singer Marjorie Lawrence.

Parker also had small roles in a few television series, including “Fantasy Island,” “Murder, She Wrote,” and “The Love Boat.” Her final role was in the 1991 TV movie, “Dead on the Money.”


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