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Eleanor Parker

25 June 1922 to 9 December 2013

A versatile actress whose career spanned 50 years, Parker’s best-known role was The Baroness in The Sound of Music (1965). Her career began in 1941 when she signed a contract with Warner Bros, aged 19, and Parker went on to receive three Oscar nominations for Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951) and Interrupted Melody (1955).

- Read Eleanor Parker's Guardian obituary here