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Estelle Parsons

Television Actress / Stage Actress / Film Actress / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 11/20/1927 (93) | Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Estelle Margaret Parsons (born November 20, 1927) is an American actress, singer and stage director. After studying law, Parsons became a singer before deciding to pursue a career in acting. She worked for the television program Today and made her stage debut in 1961. During the 1960s, Parsons established her career on Broadway before progressing to film. She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), and was also nominated for her work in Rachel, Rachel (1968). She worked extensively in film and theatre during the 1970s and later directed several Broadway productions. More recently her television work included her most well-known role, playing Beverly Harris, mother of the title character, on the sitcom Roseanne, and its spinoff The Conners. She has been nominated five times for the Tony Award (four times for Lead Actress of a Play and once for Featured Actress). In 2004, Parsons was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Estelle Parsons

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Theatre World Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 4x Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play

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Movies with Estelle Parsons as Actress(29)

as Mary2019 Diane
as Bea2005 Empire Falls
as Beatrice Corrigan1998 The Love Letter
as Old Lady McCracken1997 That Darn Cat
as Louise1995 Boys on the Side
as Mary Chessen1992 A Private Matter
as Mrs. Trueheart1990 Dick Tracy
as Mrs. Kupchak1989 The Lemon Sisters
as Mabel Lederer / Angela Motorman1982 Come Along with Me
as Marjorie Seebode1981 The Gentleman Bandit
as Crossland1976 The Tenth Level
as Betty Hill1975 The UFO Incident
as First Lady / Barmaid1975 Fore Play
as Helen Robbins1974 For Pete's Sake
as Sadie Underwood1974 The Gun and the Pulpit
as Barbara Newman1973 Two People
as Arlene Glynn1973 Terror on the Beach
as Althea Gerber1970 Watermelon Man
as Ellen Haney1970 I Walk the Line
as Marion Hollander1969 Don't Drink the Water
as Calla Mackie1968 Rachel, Rachel
as Blanche1967 Bonnie and Clyde
as JoAnn's Mother1963 Ladybug Ladybug

TV Shows/Series with Estelle Parsons as Actress(13)


Full Name: Estelle Parsons
Born: Sunday, 11/20 1927 (November) in Marblehead (current age: 93 years + 12 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Connecticut College
Spouses (current/former): Richard Gehman
Children: Martha Gehman
Estelle Parsons frequently works together with these people:
John Randolph (7x, Actor)
Warren Beatty (6x, Actor)
Bernadette Peters (5x, Actress)
Jill Abbinanti (5x, Crew)
Warren Leight (5x, Crew)
Piper Laurie (4x, Actress)
Joanne Woodward (4x, Actress)
Judith Ivey (4x, Actress)
Norman Lear (4x, Crew)
Eric Willner (4x, Cast)
Lecy Goranson (4x, Actress)
Brianna Yellen (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10456, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 11/06/2020