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Eleanor Parker

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Eleanor Parker (born June 26, 1922) is an American actress. Born in Cedarville, Ohio, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941 and debuted that year in They Died With Their Boots On.

By 1946 she had starred in Between Two Worlds, Hollywood Canteen, Pride of the Marines and Of Human Bondage. In 1950 she received the first of three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for Caged, in which she played a prison inmate.

She broke the champagne bottle on the nose of the inaugural trainset for the California Zephyr in San Francisco, CA on March 19 1949.

Her most famous screen role was as "The Baroness" (Baroness Elsa Schrader) in "The Sound Of Music" 1965.

Parker was a big name in Hollywood during the Golden Era, but she is less remembered now despite numerous movies and Oscar nominations. In 1967 she starred in the television series Bracken's World, and then in several made-for-television movies. She has also starred in a number of stage roles, including the musical Applause.

Academy Award Nominations

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6340 Hollywood Blvd.

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