Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Eleanor Parker Has Died

Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times has died. She was 91.Parker was nominated for Oscars in 1950, 1951 and 1955, but then saw her career begin to wane in the early 1960s. Her last memorable role came in 1965's "The Sound of Music," in which she played the baroness who loses Christopher Plummer to Julie Andrews.

19 comments:

Nutty_Flavor said...

Good luck getting into the Oscar death roll.

Karen said...

So Carrie Underwood's performance claims its first victim. RIP.

sarah.estell said...

Carrie Underwood killed her.

Rosemary Young said...

Former Oscar nominees get into the "death rol" (in memoriam). It's the popular figures like Roger Ebert who get shut out!

Patty said...

Wow, this is lifted word for word from a story I read on a new site this morning. Either it is the family's announcement re-quoted or the Enterns are getty lazy.

Nutty_Flavor said...

@Rosemary, you're probably right about that. I'll bet they'll make room for Paul Walker anyway.

Ms Cool said...

She was lovely.

MISCH said...

She was beautiful

audrey said...

Roger Ebert was a movie critic on a TV show. Just because he reviewed movies doesn't mean he gets mentioned on the Oscars. His obit would have appeared on the Emmys.

audrey said...

Roger Ebert was a movie critic on a TV show. Just because he reviewed movies doesn't mean he gets mentioned on the Oscars. His obit would have appeared on the Emmys.

BrittH said...

Lol!!

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP.

AKM said...

Ach, how I DO love the Baroness! She got the better end of the deal after all: no kids and still lots of money.

D Brown said...

RIP. A good actress who, like many in Hollywood, really deserved a bigger career than she got. Nonetheless we can be thankful for the performances she left us.

Olive said...

Awesome actress. She was much more than The Sound of Music.
Thanks for posting this, Enty.

Northbynorthwest said...

Sad, another golden era leading lady lost. But a good long life and a very productive career. RIP.

Gabi said...

Love the Baroness, but Mother Superior got the best line 'what is it you c@nt face Maria'

ureallyannoyme said...

Lol, Gabi. I'd never heard that before but a Google search confirmed what I thought you meant.

And given what I've read about how strong-willed and domineering Maria was irl, apropos to boot.

mcmama said...

Karen, you need Jesus. :P