Jul. 25th, 1935
Barbara Harris' Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
1988 - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1986 - Peggy Sue Got Married
1979 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan
1976 - Family Plot
1976 - Freaky Friday
1975 - Nashville
1971 - Plaza Suite
1967 - Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad
1965 - A Thousand Clowns
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Singer
Barbara Harris (born July 25, 1935) is an American actress who was a Broadway stage star and later became a movie actress. She appeared in such movies as A Thousand Clowns, Plaza Suite, Nashville, Family Plot, Freaky Friday, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Grosse Pointe Blank. Harris has won a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award and received four Golden Globe Award nominations.
Early life Harris was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Natalie (née Densmoor), an accomplished pianist, and Oscar Harris, an arborist who later became a businessman. She began her stage career as a teenager at the Playwrights Theatre in Chicago. Her fellow players included Edward Asner, Elaine May and Mike Nichols.
She was also a member of the Compass Players, the first ongoing improvisational theatre troupe in the United States, directed by Paul Sills, to whom she was married at this time. 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. For her performance in this, she received her first Tony Award nomination.
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