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Estelle Parsons

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    In Conversation: Estelle Parsons: On Acting Part One

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    In Conversation: Estelle Parsons: Influences

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    In Conversation: Estelle Parsons: On Acting Part Two

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    In Conversation: Estelle Parsons: Violet's American Nightmare



Biography

Estelle Parsons was an original member of the NBC-TV “Today Show” and was the first woman to do news reporting for a television network. She made her Broadway debut in Happy Hunting with Ethel Merman and received Tony nominations for The Seven Descents Of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, Miss Margarida’s Way and Morning’s at Seven. She has appeared with Steppenwolf in Rod Wooden’s Your Home in the West and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. She won an Academy Award for her performance in the film Bonnie and Clyde and was nominated for her performance in Rachel, Rachel. Other films include I Never Sang for My Father, Don’t Drink The Water,Watermelon Man, For Pete’s Sake, Dick Tracy, Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard and more. On television she starred as Roseanne’s mother for ten years, appeared often on All in the Family andArchie’s Place, starred in The UFO Incident, Empire Falls and more. She was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2004.

06/28/2010
Estelle Parsons