'Sound of Music' Favorite Has Passed Away, Our Hearts Still Alive With the Sound of Music
The sassiest member of The Sound of Music cast, Eleanor Parker, has passed away at the age of 91. Parker portrayed the stylish and intimidating baroness that was Captain von Trapp's wife-to-be, that is, until Maria came into the picture and he figured out his baroness was sort of on board with the whole Nazi thing. Her death comes, coincidentally, just days after the Sound of Music Live aired on NBC.
The three-time Oscar nominee died Monday afternoon of pneumonia in Palms Springs, Fla. Her fellow Music co-star and friend, Christopher Plumber, said in a statement: "Eleanor Parker was and is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known. 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."
Some of Parker's most memorable roles include Scaramouche with Stewart Granger, Above and Beyond with Robert Taylor, Escape from For Bravo along side William Holden and many more. However it was her role as the Baroness, playing opposite Julie Andrews, Plummer, and seven children in the 1965 classic that the actress is likely to be most remembered for.
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