I often criticize “Rest in Peace” posts, but I feel this time it’s necessary. Eleanor Parker, known to most of you as the beautiful Baroness Schrader from The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91.
She was a wonderful, beautiful and talented actress, and also a very underrated one whom I personally admire very much and will truly miss.
Rest in peace, Eleanor Parker (June 26, 1922 - December 9th 2013)
(if you’ve never seen her in anything more than sound of music, I suggest you go check out more of her films bc beautiful talented bb)
Eleanor Parker, star of Scaramouche (1952) and many other great films, has died at age of 91.
All the signatures of Kings and Queens from King Richard II to our current Queen Elizabeth II (with the exception of certain monarchs)
I rather like Anne’s. You can see that at the bottom of a page of delightfully femslashy sensibility as well as documents of state. Who’s missing? Edward V, of whose presumably no example survives, and Mary II, she was a queen regnant, so that would be…just sexism, then?
Edward V is the first one in the second row — he was considerate enough to sign as “R Edwardus quintus.” One of the Henries is missing, but I don’t know if it’s V or VI (the second one in the first row is Henry IV), and Mary II (as you said), but everyone else is accounted for, unless you count Jane Grey.
ETA that the third signature in the first row is apparently Henry VI, and that Henry V’s signature looked like this:
Rest In Peace, Eleanor Jean Parker - (June 26, 1922 - December 9, 2013)
you know how there’s like 10 classic hollywood stars left. and in 10 years there won’t be any, and in 30 we won’t even have barbra streisand. wow someone hold me i can’t handle this
RIP Eleanor Jean Parker (22. June 1922 - 9. December 2013)
"Eleanor Parker, an actress of patrician beauty nicknamed “the woman of a thousand faces” for the range of parts she played, from a terrified prisoner in “Caged” to the icy baroness in “The Sound of Music,” died Dec. 9 at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 91. “I’m primarily a character actress,” she told the Toronto Star in 1988. “I’ve portrayed so many diverse individuals on the screen that my own personality never emerged.”
Article by Adam Bernstein from Washington Post
Such an underrated beautiful actress rest in peace.