Eleanor Jean Parker (June 26, 1922 – December 9, 2013)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Actress Eleanor Parker, a three-time Oscar
nominee who played the scheming baroness in "The Sound of Music,"
has died at age 91.
Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to
complications from pneumonia.
Gale told The Associated Press the actress "passed away peacefully,
surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm
The red-haired actress had best-actress Oscar nominations in 1951
and 1952 for her roles as a prison inmate in "Caged" and as Kirk
Douglas’ frustrated wife in "Detective Story."
Her third nomination was for the challenging role of polio-stricken opera
singer Marjorie Lawrence in "Interrupted Melody."
The 1965 "Sound of Music," in which her character loses Christopher
Plummer to Julie Andrews, was her last major film role.