Actor, Singer, Director Estelle Parsons in Her Bloomingdale Walkabout
She turns 91 today. The great Estelle Parsons. No better way to celebrate her verve, than to watch her walk the neighborhood in the interview below. If you are receiving this post by email subscription, you'll have to go to the blog to see this video that will, I guarantee, delight you. If you don't come away shaking your head as to why she isn't in her own starring role each and every season on Broadway, I will come shake your head for you. It's an oft-repeated truism that we need more roles for women, more roles for women older than 40, more roles written by women. And more roles for Estelle Parsons. Maybe you saw her in August Osage County or perhaps as Clyde Barrow's sister-in-law, Blanche back in the day.
Her intensity and her energy are her superpowers that allow her to thieve every scene she's in.
Below, I give you, Estelle Parsons, in her natural habitat, and a hat tip to her on her birthday!