Estelle Parsons


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Birth Name: Estelle Parsons
Born: 11/20/1927
Birth Place: Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA

Parsons acted opposite Jackie Gleason in the uninspired film version of Woody Allen's play "Don't Drink the Water" (1969), then portrayed Hackman's sister and Melvyn Douglas' daughter in Gilbert Cates' sensitive adaptation (written by the playwright) of Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang for My Father" (1970). After supporting Barbra Streisand in "For Pete's Sake" (1974), Parsons made only small screen appearances during the late 70s and 80s (i.e., in episodes of CBS' "All in the Family", as Bess Truman in the 1979 NBC miniseries "Backstairs at the White House" and portraying teacher Clare Block in the 1988 CBS-movie "Open Admissions") before returning to features as Mrs. Truehart in "Dick Trac... Continue Bio >>


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