Parker, Eleanor

1940s-60s leading lady, best remembered as Baroness Schraeder in “The Sound of Music”

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(1922-2013) Ohio-born actress, appeared in some 80 movies and TV shows. An actress of notable versatility, her most famous role was playing Baroness Elsa Schrader in “The Sound of Music”. After high school, at 18, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941, her film debut as Nurse Ryan in “Soldiers in White” (1942). By 1946, Parker had starred in “Between Two Worlds,” “Hollywood Canteen”, “Pride of the Marines”, “Never Say Goodbye”, and played the key role of Mildred Rogers in the remake of” Of Human Bondage”. She was nominated 3 times as Best Actress for the Academy Award. In 1950, she was nominated for “Caged” in which she played a prison inmate and won the 1950 Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. She was nominated for the Oscar in 1951 for “Detective Story” and again in 1955 for her portrayal of opera singer Marjorie Lawrence in the Oscar-winning biopic “Interrupted Melody”. She followed “Detective Story” with the swashbuckler “Scaramouche” (with Stewart Granger) then starred with Charlton Heston “The Naked Jungle”. Also in 1952, she appeared in “The Man with the Golden Arm”, directed by Otto Preminger, starring Frank Sinatra. In 1956, she co-starred with Clark Gable in the Raoul Walsh-directed Western comedy “The King and Four Queens”. In 1957, she starred in a remake of “The Painted Veil”, released as “The Seventh Sin”. She also appeared in “Home from the Hill”, “A Hole in the Head” (again with Frank Sinatra), and “Return to Peyton Place”. Her best-known screen role came as Baroness Schraeder, who vies unsuccessfully with Maria (played by Julie Andrews) for the affections of Georg von Trapp (played by Christopher Plummer) in the 1965 Oscar-winning musical “The Sound Of Music”. From the late 1960s, television occupied more of her energies. In 1963, she appeared in the NBC medical drama “The Eleventh Hour” in the episode "Why Am I Grown So Cold?", and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. In 1969-70, Parker starred in the TV series “Bracken's World”, for which she was nominated for a 1970 Golden Globe as Best TV Actress - Drama. She starred in a number of theatrical productions, including in the Broadway musical “Applause”. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raised a Protestant she later converted to Judaism. 10 x 8 ISP, glamorous glossy b&w MGM portrait still from 1955 film “Many Rivers To Cross” (neatly typed at lower border), inscribed with a sentiment ("To Joe/ Happiness/always!/Eleanor/ Parker".

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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