|Estelle Parsons Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||November 20, 1927|
Estelle Parsons is an Academy Award-winning American actress, singer, and stage director who is best known rose to prominence for her portrayal of Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 and as Calla Mackie in Rachel, Rachel (1968). Other than that, she is also known for her sitcom role of Beverly Harris on Roseanne, and its spinoff The Conners.
Estelle Margaret Parsons
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
New York, United States
Parsons graduated from Oak Grove-Coburn School in Maine.
After that, she went on to attend Connecticut College from where she graduated in 1949. She also studied law at Boston University.
Estelle also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute where she trained in Method Acting. Other than that, she also studied acting at the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Actress, Singer, Stage Director
- Father – Eben Parsons
- Mother – Elinor Ingeborg Mattsson
Estelle is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
56 kg or 123.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Estelle has been linked to –
- Jack Lemmon (1940) – She once stated in an interview in The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson that Academy award-winning actor Jack Lemmon was the first boy that she dated in her teenage years.
- Richard Gehman (1953-1958) – Richard and Estelle have 2 daughters named Abbie and Martha Gehman (b. 1955). Martha is an actress.
- Peter Zimroth (1983-Present) – The couple adopted a boy named Abraham (b. February 1983).
Race / Ethnicity
Estelle has English ancestry on her father’s side and English ancestry on her mother’s side.
- She has a combination of bulbous, snub, and hawk shaped nose.
- Wide smile
Estelle Parsons Facts
- She was born at Lynn Hospital in Lynn.
- Estelle started off her career as a student of law and branched off into joining a band as a singer. After that in the 1950s, Estelle began to take a liking in acting.
- During her adult years, Estelle relocated to New York City, where she started working for The Today Show as a writer, producer, and commentator.
- She appeared in her first Broadway production of Happy Hunting in 1956. Estelle continued to work in Broadway until 1961 when she made her debut off-Broadway appearance.
- In the year 2004, Estelle was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Later, in 2009, she received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Women’s Project Theater.
- She is a huge Liberal Democrats supporter.
- Estelle was an acting tutor at Yale University and Columbia University.
- She can speak Italian. Estelle learned to speak the language so that she could translate the plays Dario Fo and Franca Rame.
- With time, she has been nominated for several BAFTA, Tony, and Academy awards.
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