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Estelle Parsons

Highest Rated:   100% I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Lowest Rated:   13% That Darn Cat (1997)
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Birthplace:   Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA
Parsons attended law school and was involved in local politics before joining the staff of the "Today" show. She moved from production assistant to writer and feature producer. In the late '50s she began appearing onstage in satirical revues and plays, working in stock and on and off Broadway. She began appearing in character roles onscreen in 1963. For her work in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, then was again nominated in the same category for Rachel, Rachel (1968). She went on to give a number of memorable screen performances (though she did almost no film work in the late '70s and '80s), and also acted on stage and television. In 1983 she starred in the feminist one-woman show Adulto Orgasmo Escapes From the Zoo. She has also taught acting for many years. In the '80s and '90s she was a semi-regular on the hit TV sitcom "Roseanne."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet She's The Best Thing In It
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Empire Falls
  • Bea Callahan
2005
No Score Yet Strip Search
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet June Moon
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Freak City
  • Mrs. Stasanopolous
1999
No Score Yet The Love Letter
  • Beatrice Corrigan
1998
13% That Darn Cat
  • Old Lady McCracken
1997
81% Looking for Richard
  • Margaret
1996
73% Boys on the Side
  • Louise
1995
No Score Yet The Gospel According to Jesus
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet A Private Matter
  • Mary
1992
No Score Yet The Blue Men
  • Actor
1991
64% Dick Tracy
  • Mrs. Trueheart
1990
14% The Lemon Sisters
  • Mrs. Kupchak
1989
No Score Yet American Playhouse
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The UFO Incident
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Fore Play (The President's Women)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Foreplay
  • First Lady/Barmaid
1975
No Score Yet The Gun and the Pulpit
  • Actor
1974
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Helen Robbins
1974
No Score Yet A Memory of Two Mondays
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet I Walk the Line
  • Ellen Haney
1970
100% I Never Sang for My Father
  • Alice
1970
No Score Yet Watermelon Man
  • Althea Gerber
1970
No Score Yet Don't Drink the Water
  • Marion Hollander
1969
86% Rachel, Rachel
  • Calla Mackie
1968
89% Bonnie and Clyde
  • Blanche
1967
No Score Yet Ladybug, Ladybug
  • JoAnn's Mother
1963
No Score Yet Gentle Annie
  • Actor
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Nana Joe
  • 2013
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Opal
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Rose Rinato
  • 2002
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Bev Bev Harris
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988

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