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Eleanor Parker was an American actress.

Biography

Born in Cedarville, Ohio, Parker appeared in plays from a young age and began appearing at the Pasadena Playhouse before her feature film debut in 1942's Soldiers in White. She soon appeared in such films as Between Two Worlds and Of Human Bondage, gaining a big break in Pride of the Marines and Academy Award nomination for Caged.

Parker would appear in a variety of films in her films, from swashbucklers (Scaramouche) and musicals (The Sound of Music) to dramas (Detective Story and Interrupted Melody) which earned her further Academy Award nominations. She also earned an Emmy Award nomination for a television appearance in The Eleventh Hour.

Parker passed away on December 9, 2013.

Singing

Parker sang during her appearance as Dame Brinker in the 1969 film Hans Brinker, as well as in tours of the stage musicals Applause and Pal Joey respectively.

Film

Hans Brinker (1969)

  • There Is A Way (solo)
  • Golden Tomorrow (solo)

Stage

Applause (1972)

  • But Alive (solo)
  • Who's That Girl? (solo)
  • Hurry Back (solo)
  • Fasten Your Seat Belts (solo)
  • Welcome to the Theatre (solo)
  • Something Greater (solo)
  • Finale

Pal Joey (1976)

  • What is a Man? (solo)
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (solo)
  • In Our Little Den (of Iniquity) (duet)
  • Take Him (contains solo lines)
  • Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered (Reprise)(solo)

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