Knowledge Identifier: +Barbara_Harris_(actress)
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
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
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
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
Harris was offscreen until 1986 when she played the mother of Kathleen Turner in "Peggy Sue Got Married"
As of 2013, Harris still resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and still intensely private as ever, choosing to live in retirement - out of the limelight
Harris died of lung cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona on August 21, 2018, aged 83