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Jerome Robbins
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Barbara Harris (actress)

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Barbara Harris (actress)

American actress who was a Broadway stage star and later became a movie actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (60%), Illinois (10%), (10%)

Main connections: Jodie Foster, Larry Blyden, Robert Altman

Linked to: The New York Times, New York Post, Actors Studio

 

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Barbara Harris was born in 1935 add something


1959

Though the Compass Players closed in disarray, a second theatre directed by Sills called "The Second City" opened in Chicago in 1959 and attracted national attention add something


1961

Despite Sills and Harris having divorced by this time, Sills cast her in this company and brought her to New York to play in a Broadway edition at the Royale Theater, opening on September 26, 1961 add something


1962

From 1962 through 1964, she appeared as a guest star on such popular television series as "Naked City", "Channing", "The Defenders" and "The Nurses" add something


 

She had previously appeared on Broadway with Anne Bancroft in a 1963 production of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage", staged by Jerome Robbins, at the Martin Beck Theater; the production received five Tony award nominations add something


1965

In 1965, she made an auspicious feature film debut as social worker Sandra Markowitz in the screen version of "A Thousand Clowns" add something

 

The show opened on October 14, 1965 at the Mark Hellinger Theater and ran for 280 performances, earning a total of three Tony nominations add something

 

"The New York Times" critic wrote on December 9, 1965 that the movie "has the new and sensational Barbara Harris playing the appropriately light-headed girl add something


1966

She earned a nomination for the 1966 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" , a Broadway musical created for her by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane add something

 

The show, in which Harris co-starred with Alan Alda and Larry Blyden and was directed by Mike Nichols, opened at the Shubert Theater on October 5, 1966 and closed on November 25, 1967 add something


 

Harris captured the 1967 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical as well as "Cue Magazine"'s "Entertainer of the Year" award add something


1970

Harris continued to appear in films of the 1970s-80s, including "Freaky Friday" with a young Jodie Foster, "Movie Movie" for director Stanley Donen, and "The North Avenue Irregulars" with Edward Herrmann and Cloris Leachman add something

 

Just as Harris appeared poised to join the first ranks of Broadway stars, she stopped appearing on stage after "The Apple Tree", except for the off-Broadway first American production of Brecht and Weill's "Mahagonny" in 1970, in which she played the role of Jenny, originally created by Lotte Lenya add something


1971

She earned an Oscar nomination for the 1971 film "Who Is Harry Kellerman And Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me-", about a rich, successful, womanizing pop song writer suffering a debilitating but oddly liberating mental crisis add something


1975

In 1975, Harris appeared in one of her signature film roles in Robert Altman's masterpiece "Nashville", playing "Albuquerque", a ditzy, scantily clad country singing hopeful who may be far more opportunistic and calculating than she would first appear add something


1976

Patsy Kelly - In 1976, she appeared as the housekeeper Mrs. Schmauss in the film "Freaky Friday" starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris


1981

In 1981, she starred in "Second-Hand Hearts" for esteemed director Hal Ashby as "Dinette Dusty", a recently widowed waitress and would-be singer who marries a boozy carwash worker named "Loyal", played by Robert Blake to get back her children from their paternal grandparents add something


1986

Harris was offscreen until 1986 when she played the mother of Kathleen Turner in "Peggy Sue Got Married" add something


2002

In a rare 2002 interview with the "Phoenix New Times", Harris recalled her ambivalence about even bringing the troupe to New York from Chicago add something

 

In her 2002 "Phoenix New Times" interview, she admitted that she "turned down Alfred Hitchcock when he first asked me to be in one of his movies" add something

 

In the 2002 interview, Harris said, "Who wants to be up on the stage all the time- It isn't easy add something

 

Of her friend and colleague Mike Nichols, she said in 2002, " Mike Nichols was a toughie add something


2005

In 2005, she briefly resurfaced, guest starring as "The Queen" and "Spunky Brandburn" on the Radio Repertory Company of America audio drama, "Anne Manx on Amazonia", which aired on XM Satellite Radio add something


2013

As of 2013, Harris still resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and still intensely private as ever, choosing to live in retirement - out of the limelight add something


2018

Harris died of lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona on August 21, 2018, aged 83 add something