Eleanor Parker
Biographical Information
Born June 26th, 1922
Cedarville, Ohio, United States
Died December 9th, 2013
Palm Springs, California, United States
Productions Hans Brinker as Dame Brinker
Applause as Margo Channing
Pal Joey as Vera Simpson
Vocal Type Mezzo-soprano

Eleanor Parker was an American actress.


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 in 2013.


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.


Hans Brinker (1969)Edit

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


Applause (1972)Edit

  • 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)Edit

  • 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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