Barbara Harris

Actress + Headliner + Clown
Born Jul 25, 1935

Barbara Harris 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.… Read More

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  • Alex Simon: Karen Black: 1939 2013
    Huffington Post - Aug 09, 2013
  • Barbara Harris: Paying Cash To Crack Addicts For Contraception
    VDARE - May 03, 2012
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    Delta Democrat Times - Feb 28, 2012
  • Gaddis/Harris Wedding Anniston Star
    Google News - Sep 04, 2011


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1935 Birth Born on July 25, 1935.


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. … Read More
1965 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, she made an auspicious feature film debut as social worker Sandra Markowitz in the screen version of A Thousand Clowns. … Read More


1967 31 Years Old Reviewing the latter film for The New York Times on February 16, 1967, critic Bosley Crowther wrote, "Barbara Harris from the original play cast is as wacky as she was on the stage — casual and direct and totally blasé about the boisterous business of sex. … Read More
1971 35 Years Old She earned an Oscar nomination for the 1971 film (which co-starred Dustin Hoffman) Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, about a rich, successful, womanizing pop songwriter suffering a debilitating but oddly liberating mental crisis. … Read More
1975 39 Years Old 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. … Read More


1981 45 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More


1986 50 Years Old Harris was offscreen until 1986 when she played the mother of Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married. … Read More


2002 66 Years Old Harris currently teaches and directs. Asked if she might one day be lured back to mainstream stage, film or television, Harris said in the 2002 interview: Well, if someone handed me something fantastic for 10 million dollars, I'd work again. … Read More
2005 69 Years Old 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.
2013 77 Years Old As of 2013, Harris still resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, as intensely private as ever, choosing to live a retirement that is out of the limelight.
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