‘Sound of Music’ actress Eleanor Parker dead at 91 – CNN.com


Los Angeles (CNN) — Actress Eleanor Parker, nominated for three Oscars and known for her \”Sound of Music\” role, died Monday at 91, her family said.

Parker died at a medical facility near her Palm Springs, California, home from complications related to pneumonia, according to director Richard Gale, who is a family friend.

Her acting career began on stage as a teenager, but it was a performance at the Pasadena Playhouse that led Warner Bros. to sign her to a studio contract on her 18th birthday.

She became a big screen leading lady during the 1940s, making her film debut in 1941 in \”They Died with Their Boots On.\” Her early notable movies included \”Pride of the Marines\” in 1945 and \”Voice of the Turtle\” — opposite Ronald Reagan — in 1947.

via ‘Sound of Music’ actress Eleanor Parker dead at 91 – CNN.com.

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