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Eleanor Parker (I) (1922–2013)

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 that she attended the Rice Summer Theatre on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts ... See full bio »

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The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music The Baroness
The Man with the Golden Arm
Detective Story
Detective Story Mary McLeod
Caged Marie Allen


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 1991 Dead on the Money (TV Movie)
Catherine Blake
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Maggie Tarrow
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Nora Spencer
- A Gift (1984) ... Nora Spencer
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Leslie DeVere
- The Offer (1983) ... Leslie DeVere
 1977-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Nurse Alice Green / Peggy Atwood / Eunice Hollander Baines
- Nurses Night Out (1983) ... Nurse Alice Green
- Yesterday's Love/Fountain of Youth (1979) ... Peggy Atwood
- Pilot (1977) ... Eunice Hollander Baines
 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Alicia Fairchild Bradbury / Rosie Strickland
- A Dress to Remember (1982) ... Rosie Strickland
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
Katherine Richardson
 1980 Vega$ (TV Series)
Laurie Bishop
 1980 Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
the Lady
 1979 She's Dressed to Kill (TV Movie)
Regine Danton
 1978 The Bastard (TV Movie)
Lady Amberly
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Mrs. Constance Kincaid
- The Big Aloha (1978) ... Mrs. Constance Kincaid
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
Peggy Lowery
 1972 Home for the Holidays (TV Movie)
Alex Morgan
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Paula Burgess
- Half a Death (1972) ... Paula Burgess
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie)
Sue Greer
 1971 Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (TV Movie)
Claire Miller
 1969-1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Sylvia Caldwell
- Money Men (1970) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Focus on a Gun (1970) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- The Chase Sequence (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Stop Date (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
- Move in for a Close-Up (1969) ... Sylvia Caldwell
 1969 Hans Brinker (TV Movie)
Dame Brinker
 1969 Eye of the Cat
Aunt Danny
 1967 Warning Shot
Mrs. Doris Ruston
 1966 See You in Hell, Darling
Deborah Kelly Rojack
 1965 Convoy (TV Series)
Kate Fowler
- Lady on the Rock (1965) ... Kate Fowler
 1964 Panic Button
Louise Harris
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Dorian Smith
- Knight's Gambit (1964) ... Dorian Smith
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Fern Selman
- Seven Miles of Bad Road (1963) ... Fern Selman
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Connie Folsom
- Why Am I Grown So Cold? (1963) ... Connie Folsom
 1962 Checkmate (TV Series)
Marion Bannion / Gussie Hill
- The Renaissance of Gussie Hill (1962) ... Marion Bannion / Gussie Hill
 1961 Madison Avenue
Anne Tremaine
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Cecilia
- The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (1960) ... Sister Cecilia
 1960 The Gambler, the Nun and the Radio (TV Movie)
Sister Cecelia
 1957 Lizzie
Elizabeth / Lizzie / Beth Richmond
 1956 The King and Four Queens
Sabina McDade
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Mary Stuart Cherne
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Ann Barclay Mercedes
 1953 Escape from Fort Bravo
Carla Forester
 1952 Above and Beyond
Lucey Tibbets
 1952 Scaramouche
 1951 A Millionaire for Christy
Christabel 'Christy' Sloane
 1951 Valentino
Joan Carlisle / Sarah Gray
 1950 Chain Lightning
Joan "Jo" Holloway
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1947 Always Together
Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
 1947 Escape Me Never
Fenella MacLean
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Eleanor Parker
 1944 The Very Thought of You
Janet Wheeler
 1944 The Last Ride
Kitty Kelly
 1944 Crime by Night
Irene Carr
 1944 Atlantic City
Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
 1943 Destination Tokyo
Mike's Wife on Record (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Emlen Davies
 1943 The Mysterious Doctor
Letty Carstairs
 1942 Vaudeville Days (Short)
Colleen (song "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling") (uncredited)
 1942 Busses Roar
 1942 Men of the Sky (Short)
Mrs. Frank Bickley
 1942 The Big Shot
Telephone Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Soldiers in White (Short)
Nurse Ryan
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(8/3/51) Radio: Appeared (as "Marie Allen") in a "Screen Directors Playhouse" broadcast of "Caged". See more »

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When I'm spotted somewhere, it means that my characterizations haven't covered up Eleanor Parker the person. I prefer it the other way around.


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