"Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews’ Maria in 1966 film 'The Sound of Music,' died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility near Palm Springs, Calif. ," JoeMyGod reported on his blog
Hopefully, it had nothing to do with her watching NBC-tv's version of The Sound of Music!
"She was 91.
In the 1950s, however, Parker earned three Oscar nominations for best
actress: in 1951, for 'Cage',” in which she played a naive young widow
made cynical by her experiences in prison; in 1952, for William Wyler’s 'Detective Story,' in which she portrayed the wife of a ruthless police
detective (Kirk Douglas) who ultimately reveals that she has availed
herself of the services of the abortionist he’s intent on imprisoning;
and in 1956 for biopic 'Interrupted Melody,' in which she portrayed
Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence, who battled back from
I especially love Eleanor Parker in "Caged." What a brilliant performance! Please treat yourself to a viewing as it's available on dvd.