Saturday, June 26, 2010
Happy Birthday: Eleanor Jean Parker!
Eleanor Jean Parker, versatility led to her being called a Woman of a Thousand Faces, the title of her biography by Doug McClelland.
After high school, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941, at the age of 18. She would have debuted that year in the film, They Died with Their Boots On, but her scenes were cut.
Eleanor Jean Parker, Probably best known as the baroness in, The Sound of Music (1965). A story about a young woman, who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
My favorite Eleanor Parker movie is: The Naked Jungle(1954). Director Byron Haskin. Cast: Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. Telling the story of an attack of army ants on a Peruvian cocoa plantation, it was based on the short story "Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson.
Below are two Eleanor Parker movies, recommended by, Clara.