♡ Happy Birthday Eleanor Parker ♡

(June 26th, 1922 - December 9th, 2013)

"Going unrecognized is more than just a blessing in terms of one’s private life. I revel in that, of course. But it means something else to me, too—something even more important. It means that I’ve been successful in creating the characters that I’ve portrayed—that I’m not just a personality who is seen in a variety of roles. When I am spotted instantly somewhere it means that my characterizations haven’t covered up Eleanor Parker, the person. I prefer it the other way." -Eleanor Parker

"Eleanor can play anything. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen…on screen or off." -Louella Parsons

"I don’t always recognize myself when I see my own (still) pictures. Even to me, they look like Ingrid Bergman, Pat Neal, Myrna Loy, Joan Fontaine, and Eleanor Powell at various times. I never look like me. Frankly, I think all this is wonderful. What woman doesn’t like a little mystery about herself?" -Eleanor Parker

"Miss Parker never gave a bad performance and always revealed the person she portrayed rather than the actress doing the portrayal. An undeviating perfectionist, a consummate professional, she was one of the most technically accomplished, intensely hard-working and intelligently dedicated artists I had ever been fortunate enough to have appear in a script of mine…and at that time I had been writing scripts for some twenty years." -Doug McClelland


Born this day: June 26, 1922

Eleanor Jean Parker. An actress of notable versatility, she was called Woman of a Thousand Faces by Doug McClelland.

Died: December 9, 2013

"Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known," said Plummer in a statement. “Both as a person and as a beauty. I hardly believe the sad news for I was sure she was enchanted and would live forever.”

(Source: christopherplummer.eu)