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"Zosch" and Her Whistle
Following on the heel of the Oscar Best Actress Nomination for "Interrupted Melody," it was iconic film producer Otto Preminger that decided he wanted the same effect reproduced that Eleanor Parker originally portrayed--in a wheelchair.
Playing the part of "Zosch," the faux-paralytic scheming wife of "Johnny Machine," as portrayed by Frank Sinatra, Eleanor went from one sublime display of dramatic and artistic performance as opera singer, Marjorie Lawrence, to another less sublime role, as the wife of a drug addict trying to go straight.
Many in the industry felt that if Eleanor Parker had not been nominated for "Interrupted Melody" in 1955, she would have been nominated for her performance in the controversial, yet classic drug noir, "The Man With The Golden Arm" in the same year.