Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
Real Name/Full Name Estelle Margaret Parsons
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Estelle Parsons
Birth Place: Lynn, Massachusetts. USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20th November 1927
Age/How Old: 96 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 124 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Gray
Parents Name: Father – Eben Parsons
Mother – Elinor Ingeborg Mattsson
Siblings: N/A
School: Oak Grove-Coburn School
College: Connecticut College and Boston University, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and Michael Howard Studios
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: No
Husband/Spouse Name: Peter Zimroth
Kids/Children Name: Martha Gehman, Abraham Parsons Zimroth and Abbie Gehman
Profession: Actress, singer and stage director
Net Worth: $6 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Estelle Margaret Parsons is an actress, singer, and stage director from the United States. Parsons became a vocalist after graduating from law school before opting to pursue a career in acting. She made her theatrical debut in 1961 while working on the television show, Today. Parsons began her career on Broadway in the 1960s before moving on to cinema.

During the 1970s, she worked actively in cinema and theatre, and eventually directed numerous Broadway plays. Her most well-known job on television was as Beverly Harris, the mother of the main character, on the comedy Roseanne.

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Biography and Early Life

Lynn Hospital in Lynn, Massachusetts, was the birthplace of Parsons. Elinor Ingeborg (née Mattsson), her mother, was a native of Sweden, and Eben Parsons, her father, was of English origin. In 1983, while co-starring in a new Ernest Thompson stage play in Los Angeles with fellow Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon, Parsons appeared on the November 1 broadcast of The Tonight Show, informing Johnny Carson that Lemmon had been her first boyfriend in the 1940s.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Estelle Parsons in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Estelle Parsons’s age is 96 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024 having been born on 20 November 1927. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 163 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 124 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Gray.


Parsons attended Maine’s Oak Grove-Coburn School. She then moved on to Connecticut College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1949. She also went to Boston University to study law.

Estelle also received Method Acting training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Aside from that, she went to the Michael Howard Studios in New York City to study acting.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

In 1953, Parsons married novelist Richard Gehman. Before divorcing in 1958, they had twin daughters, reporter Abbie and actress Martha Gehman. Abbie’s grandson, Eben Britton, is a former Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars guard/tackle who was named after Estelle’s great-grandfather.

In January 1983, she married Peter Zimroth, her ten-year spouse who has worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, and court-appointed monitor of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk procedures and practices. Their marriage honoured their son Abraham’s impending adoption (born February 1983).

Is Estelle Parsons Lesbian?

No, she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

After relocating to New York City, Parsons worked for The Today Show as a writer, producer, and pundit. In 1956, she made her Broadway debut as part of the ensemble in Ethel Merman’s Happy Hunting. She began playing Off-Broadway in 1961, and her performance in Whisper into My Good Ear/Mrs. Dally Has a Lover earned her a Theatre World Award in 1963.

For her performances in the Off-Broadway productions Next Time I’ll Sing to You and In the Summer House, Parsons earned an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1964. She co-starred alongside Stacy Keach in the Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Joseph Heller’s play We Bombed in New Haven in 1967.

Parsons has directed a number of Broadway productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and As You Like It in 1986. She directed Dario Fo’s Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from the Zoo off-Broadway (1983). She was the Actors Studio’s Artistic Director for five years, finishing in 2003.

She co-starred with Judith Ivey in Israel Horovitz’s new drama Out Of The Mouths Of Babes, directed by Barnet Kellman, at The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in 2016. On Roseanne, Parsons played Beverly Harris, the mother of the title character; her Beverly character is the daughter of Nana Mary, who is played by fellow Academy Award winner Shelley Winters

The Patty Duke Show, Love, American Style, All In The Family, Archie Bunker’s Place, Open Admissions, Frasier, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Good Wife, as well as The UFO Incident: The Story of Betty and Barney Hill and the PBS production of June Moon, are among her other television credits. In the second and fifth seasons of Grace and Frankie, she played Babe in three episodes.


Estelle has won a number of awards over the course of her career.

  1. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting role in 1968.
  2. She won the 1964 Obie Award for Performance.
  3. She received the 2014 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  4. She also got the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience in 1978.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Estelle Parsons in 2024

Estelle Parsons Net Worth
Estelle Parsons Net Worth

As of 2024, Estelle currently has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • The American Theatre Hall of Fame inducted Parsons in 2004.

Estelle Parsons is an amazing veteran actress whose legacy still goes on till today. She has made many TV shows and movies over the years and has done some great in most of them. In her retirement, Parsons is enjoying the fruits of her labour we do wish her all the best in her remaining years.


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