Estelle Parsons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Estelle Margaret Parsons (born November 20, 1927) is an American theatre, film and television actress and occasional theatrical 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). Parsons worked extensively in film and theatre during the 1970s and later directed several Broadway productions. More recently her television work included a role in the sitcom Roseanne. Nominated on four occasions for a Tony Award, in 2004 Parsons was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Estelle Parsons, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

Dick Tracy (1990)

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Al Pacino  •  Madonna  •  Charlie Korsmo

Watermelon Man (1970)

Jeff Gerber, a racist insurance agent and fitness freak, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin inexplicably turns dark overnight. As Jeff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles
CAST:  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Howard Caine  •  D'Urville Martin

Jeff Gerber, a racist insurance agent and fitness freak, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin inexplicably turns dark overnight. As Jeff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Van Peebles
CAST:  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Howard Caine  •  D'Urville Martin

Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Newman
CAST:  Joanne Woodward  •  James Olson  •  Kate Harrington  •  Estelle Parsons

Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Newman
CAST:  Joanne Woodward  •  James Olson  •  Kate Harrington  •  Estelle Parsons

I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Cates
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Dorothy Stickney  •  Estelle Parsons

Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. Just before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Cates
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Dorothy Stickney  •  Estelle Parsons

Boys on the Side (1995)

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

That Darn Cat (1997)

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

Wilde Salomé (2013)

Pacino takes us on a journey as he unravels and re-interprets Oscar Wilde's once banned and most controversial work SALOME, a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Kevin Anderson  •  Estelle Parsons

Pacino takes us on a journey as he unravels and re-interprets Oscar Wilde's once banned and most controversial work SALOME, a scintillating tale of lust, greed and one woman's scorn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Kevin Anderson  •  Estelle Parsons

Terror on the Beach (1973)

A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Dennis Weaver  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Kristoffer Tabori  •  Susan Dey

A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Dennis Weaver  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Kristoffer Tabori  •  Susan Dey

Freak City (1999)

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Samantha Mathis  •  Natalie Cole  •  Marlee Matlin  •  Peter Sarsgaard

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Samantha Mathis  •  Natalie Cole  •  Marlee Matlin  •  Peter Sarsgaard

A Memory of Two Mondays (1971)

Set in summer, 1933, in the depths of the Depression, Arthur Miller's most personal and intimate play focuses on the workers in a warehouse, a grim place in which men and women work for small wages and are grateful for the work. Appearing at the beginning of this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Catherine Burns  •  Donald Buka  •  J.D. Cannon  •  Dan Hamilton

Set in summer, 1933, in the depths of the Depression, Arthur Miller's most personal and intimate play focuses on the workers in a warehouse, a grim place in which men and women work for small wages and are grateful for the work. Appearing at the beginning of this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  Catherine Burns  •  Donald Buka  •  J.D. Cannon  •  Dan Hamilton

Come Along with Me (1982)

Newly-widowed Mabel Lederer, who has psychic and mediumistic abilities, sells her house and belongings, changes her name, and moves to a new town. There she rents a room in a boarding house and holds a seance with the other tenants, with comical results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joanne Woodward
CAST:  Estelle Parsons  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Sylvia Sidney  •  Ed Meekin

Newly-widowed Mabel Lederer, who has psychic and mediumistic abilities, sells her house and belongings, changes her name, and moves to a new town. There she rents a room in a boarding house and holds a seance with the other tenants, with comical results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joanne Woodward
CAST:  Estelle Parsons  •  Barbara Baxley  •  Sylvia Sidney  •  Ed Meekin

The Gentleman Bandit (1981)

Based on the real-life ordeal of Baltimore priest Bernard Pagano, who was accused of several armed robberies in the late Seventies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jerry Zaks  •  Julie Bovasso  •  Joe Grifasi

Based on the real-life ordeal of Baltimore priest Bernard Pagano, who was accused of several armed robberies in the late Seventies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Ralph Waite  •  Jerry Zaks  •  Julie Bovasso  •  Joe Grifasi

The Gun and the Pulpit (1974)

In the days of the "Wild West," a gunslinger, with a price on his head, discovers the body of a traveling minister who has been killed in an ambush. Fearing those who are following him, he assumes the dead minister's identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Marjoe Gortner  •  Slim Pickens  •  David Huddleston  •  Geoffrey Lewis

In the days of the "Wild West," a gunslinger, with a price on his head, discovers the body of a traveling minister who has been killed in an ambush. Fearing those who are following him, he assumes the dead minister's identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Marjoe Gortner  •  Slim Pickens  •  David Huddleston  •  Geoffrey Lewis

The Lemon Sisters (1989)

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joyce Chopra
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Carol Kane  •  Kathryn Grody  •  Elliott Gould

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980s Atlantic City performing the songs of the 1960s girl groups.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joyce Chopra
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Carol Kane  •  Kathryn Grody  •  Elliott Gould

Two People (1973)

Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris works its charm and these two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Alan Fudge

Evan Bonner is a deserter from the Vietnam war; he is on his way back to America to give himself up when he meets Deirdre McCluskey, a beautiful if petulant model. The two make an unlikely couple, but once in France the magic of Paris works its charm and these two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Lindsay Wagner  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Alan Fudge

Don't Drink the Water (1969)

The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in the American Embassy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Morris
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Ted Bessell  •  Howard St. John

The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in the American Embassy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Morris
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Estelle Parsons  •  Ted Bessell  •  Howard St. John

The Tenth Level (1976)

Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis, were willing to "just follow orders" and do horrible things to others. Professor Stephen Turner leads students to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dubin
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Ossie Davis  •  Stephen Macht

Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis, were willing to "just follow orders" and do horrible things to others. Professor Stephen Turner leads students to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles S. Dubin
CAST:  William Shatner  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Ossie Davis  •  Stephen Macht

The Love Letter (1998)

20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  David Dukes  •  Estelle Parsons

20th century computer games designer Scott exchanges love letters with 19th century poet Elizabeth Whitcomb through an antique desk that can make letters travel through time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  David Dukes  •  Estelle Parsons

For Pete's Sake (1974)

Henry is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Estelle Parsons  •  William Redfield

Henry is a woman who would do anything for her husband Pete-- including borrow money so he has a chance of making his dreams come true. But now there's the loan sharks to deal with...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Michael Sarrazin  •  Estelle Parsons  •  William Redfield
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