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Estelle Parsons

Estelle Parsons

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Born: November 20, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1950:
Worked as a commentator, production assistant, feature producer and writer for NBC's "The Today Show"
1956:
Broadway stage debut, "Happy Hunting" starring Ethel Merman
1962:
Won a Theatre World Award for her performance in "Mrs. Dally Has a Lover"
1963:
Film acting debut, "Ladybug, Ladybug"
1967:
Portrayed the sister-in-law of Clyde Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde"; first collaboration with Gene Hackman
1967:
Starred opposite Anthony Quayle in Bertolt Brecht's "Galileo" in New York
1968:
Appeared in Tennessee Williams' "The Seven Descents of Myrtle" on Broadway; received first Tony nomination
1968:
Received second Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for "Rachel, Rachel"
1969:
Acted opposite Jackie Gleason in "Don't Drink the Water"; scripted by Woody Allen and directed by Howard Morris
1970:
Co-starred with Hackman in "I Never Sang for My Father"
1971:
Earned second Tony nomination for the title role in Paul Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little"
1977:
Had stage triumph playing the title role in "Miss Margarida's Way"; received third Tony nomination
1978:
Off-Broadway directing debut, "Voices"
1979:
Starred as Bess Truman in the NBC miniseries, "Backstairs at the White House"
1982:
Starred with Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith in the Broadway revival of "The Pirates of Penzance"
1983:
Directed (also adapted and performed) Dario Fo's "Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo"
1985:
Hosted the PBS series "Mothers By Daughters"
1989:
Had recurring role as Bev Harris, Roseanne's mother on the ABC sitcom, "Roseanne"
1990:
First movie role in more than 15 years, Mrs. Truehart in Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy"
1993:
Acted in the TNT presentation of Arthur Miller's "The American Clock"
1995:
Essayed the part of Louise in "Boys on the Side"
1996:
Turned up as Queen Margaret in Al Pacino's exploration of Shakespeare, "Looking for Richard"
1996:
Portrayed Winnie in the Chicago stage production of Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days"
1997:
Played Old Lady McCracken in remake of "That Darn Cat"
1998:
Reprised Winnie for Hartford Stage Company production of "Happy Days"
1999:
Had featured role in Showtime's "Freak City"
1999:
Portrayed a 99-year-old silent film director recalling her life in the stage play "The First Picture Show"
2002:
Received a Tony nominations for her role in "Morning's at Seven"
2005:
Co-starred in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls"
2008:
Joined the Broadway cast of "August: Osage County" as matriarch Violet Weston

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