Barbara Harris
Barbara Harris
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.
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Alex Simon: Karen Black: 1939-2013
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I grew up hearing about Karen Black as far back as I can remember. She would pop up on television and my mother would point her out as a compatriot from their college days at Northwestern University, a mixture of pride and wistfulness in her voice as the memories came back. When I finally got the opportunity to sit down with Karen during the summer of 2007, the venerable actress had turned playwright, with a well-received L.A. production of "The Missouri Waltz," a musical for which she penned the book. Black was alternately eccentric, passionate, grounded and fascinating during our chat, her obvious intelligence shining through the entire proceedings. She remains one of my favorite conversations during nearly twenty years of doing interviews. RIP. Karen Black first entered the cinematic lexicon with her heartbreaking turn in Bob Rafelson's landmark 1970 film Five Easy Pieces, playing a trailer park queen who is the lover of fugitive concert pianist Jack Nicholson. Blac ...
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Barbara Harris: Paying Cash to Crack Addicts for Contraception
VDARE - almost 5 years
From Salon: Should addicts be sterilized?  Project Prevention has long paid poor, addicted women not to procreate. Now the far right is helping it go global  BY JED BICKMAN, THE FIX “Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” the slogan on the fliers reads. Another says, “She has her daddy’s eyes…and her mommy’s heroin addiction.” Then: “Get birth control, get ca$h.” 
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Delta Democrat Times - almost 5 years
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Gaddis/Harris wedding - Anniston Star
Google News - over 5 years
Parents of the groom are Willie Harris of Weaver and Barbara Harris of Big Sandy, Texas. Bridesmaids were Sumuthra Bowers, De'Andra Burns, Ebonique Harris, Artha Scott and LaTashia Williams. The maids of honor were LaShevia Gaddis and LaTricka Patton
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South Mountain neighborhood overwhelmed by flood waters - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
"The town, police department and public works did a wonderful job," said Barbara Harris, who was looking on as her son, John Harris of JayDan services in Clark, was cleaning out a neighbor's basement on Locust Avenue. John Collas of the Millburn
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You Need to Know About This: Leaders Connecting Communities & Cultures - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Barbara Harris Curtis, author and pastoral leadership trainer at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas was one of the Honorees at the Women Leadership Luncheon. The Luncheon Honorees also included Paula White (special guest honoree); Rev
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Pam Martin-Wells Wins Old Hickory and Angler of the Year - The Chattanoogan
Google News - over 5 years
Vicki Henderson took fifth place with 1017 points, and Barbara Harris followed her in sixth with 986 points. Donna Newberry nailed down seventh with 969 points. Murchison, Texas resident Pam Ridgle nailed down the 2011 LBAA Rookie of the Year award
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Holly Pond Homemakers - Cullman Times Online
Google News - over 5 years
Other members present were Virginia Blackwood, Nell Cain, Jimmie D. Carnell, Agnes Grimes, Nell Harbison, Audrey Harris, Barbara Harris, Gail Hatley, Francine Hayes, Muriel Helton, Dorothy Horton, Lyndell House, Judy Jones, Janice Murphree,
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Chase Zachary Harris - Trenton Republican Times
Google News - over 5 years
Paternal grandparents are Claude and Barbara Harris of Trenton. Paternal great-grandparents are Donald Harris of Trenton, Louise Johnson of Trenton and the late Mary Ann Harris and the late Kenneth and Mary Helen Johnson
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Teacher of the Month August 2011 - Barbara Harris - News10.net
Google News - over 5 years
For 15 years she taught theatre and communications on the college level. But when her son started having trouble reading, she started thinking about changing grade levels. "If I could find a way to teach him how to read then I could be successful with
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Miller -- Harris - The Newark Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
The groom is the son of James and Barbara Harris, of Alexandria. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory, Geneve, satin gown with a V-neckline, asymmetrical ruching on the bodice and waist, pick-ups on the upper part of the skirt and a chapel
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Trial delayed in poaching case of wealthy Florida businessman - Billings Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Assistant Attorney General Barbara Harris, who is prosecuting the case, has yet to respond to the motions, and a hearing has not been set. The defense motions, which include more than 200 pages of supporting briefs, seek dismissal of the charges on
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Chicago Actress Chosen For 'On a Clear Day'
NYTimes - over 5 years
Jessie Mueller, a rising star in Chicago musical theater, will get a notably big break this fall when she makes her Broadway debut as the love interest opposite Harry Connick Jr., in the provocative re-conception of the 1965 musical ''On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.'' The revival's producers on Thursday announced the casting of both Ms. Mueller
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Top 10 films about switching identities - AZ Central.com
Google News - over 5 years
"Freaky Friday" (1976 and 2003): In the original, mom Barbara Harris and daughter Jodie Foster switch personalities. In the remake, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan do the same. Interesting how the daughters turned out. Foster, of course, would go on
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 5 years
Pop Prices may not reflect ticketing service charges. Full reviews of recent concerts: nytimes.com/music. Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block (Sunday) Whim-driven pop culture can be so cruel: not much more than a decade ago, ''I Want It That Way,'' the Backstreet Boys' benchmark pop single, was globally ubiquitous, and an appearance by the group
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Harris-Wineinger reunion held at South Haven - Winfield Daily Courier Online
Google News - over 5 years
Those attending the reunion were: Jerry Schmidt, Paola; Charles and Verna Harris and Clark and Barbara Harris, all of Tribune; Jill Pollock, Hays; Betty Harris, Winfield; Tamra Watson, Nisha, Maliyah, Micah and McKenna Meza, Hope Eves and Aceyn,
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Celebrity birthdays for July 25 - Pioneer Press
Google News - over 5 years
Actress Barbara Harris is 76. Drummer Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds is 68. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 60. Supermodel Iman is 56. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley ("Curtis") is 54. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 53
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbara Harris
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 77
    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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  • 2005
    Age 69
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 66
    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.
    More Details Hide Details But I haven't worked in a long time as an actor. I don't miss it. I think the only thing that drew me to acting in the first place was the group of people I was working with: Ed Asner, Paul Sills, Mike Nichols, Elaine May. And all I really wanted to do back then was rehearsal. I was in it for the process, and I really resented having to go out and do a performance for an audience, because the process stopped; it had to freeze and be the same every night. It wasn't as interesting."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 50
    Harris was offscreen until 1986 when she played the mother of Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married.
    More Details Hide Details Her last films were Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grosse Pointe Blank.
  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 45
    Critic Vincent Canby in his negative New York Times review on May 8, 1981 opined, "the film's one bright spot is Barbara Harris, who plays Dinette as sincerely as possible under awful conditions.
    More Details Hide Details She looks great even when she's supposed to be tacky, and is genuinely funny as she tries to make sense out of Loyal's muddled philosophizing, which, of course, the screenplay requires her to match."
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film, based on a highly sought-after "road movie" screenplay by Charles Eastman, was a disaster that tarnished the careers of all concerned.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Accounts of the film's chaotic and inspired production, particularly in Jan Stuart's book The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman's Masterpiece, indicate a clash between actress and director. Harris earned a Golden Globe nomination (one of 11 for the film); as Oscar-nominated co-star Lily Tomlin put it, "I was the hugest of Barbara Harris fan; I thought she was so stunning and original." Although the two were set to reunite with Altman in a sequel, that film was never made. The following year, Alfred Hitchcock cast her in Family Plot as a bogus spiritualist hunting with her cab driver boyfriend for a missing heir and a family fortune. Among a cast that included Bruce Dern, William Devane, and Karen Black, Hitchcock was particularly delighted by Harris' quirkiness, skill and intelligence. She received critical kudos as well as a Golden Globe nomination for the film, which was based upon the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning and which marked a reunion of Hitchcock with Ernest Lehman, who had created the original screenplay for North by Northwest. 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". After agreeing to star in Family Plot, she recalled that "Hitchcock was a wonderful man".
  • 1971
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The script was by Herb Gardner, who also wrote A Thousand Clowns.
  • 1967
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her tussle to accomplish her purpose, with the corpse falling out into the room every time she is about to score a field goal, is still the funniest scene."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 29
    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."
    More Details Hide Details Harris and Robards won Golden Globe nominations. In Neil Simon's Plaza Suite with Walter Matthau, the British entertainment magazine Time Out called the "delightful" Harris' gifts "wasted". She had only slightly better opportunities in The War Between Men and Women with Jack Lemmon, and the screen version of Arthur Kopit's darkly comic Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad with Rosalind Russell as the monstrous mother of Robert Morse who takes the stuffed corpse of her dead husband along on trips.
    In 1965, she made an auspicious feature film debut as social worker Sandra Markowitz in the screen version of A Thousand Clowns.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred opposite Jason Robards Jr., who played the freewheeling, eternally optimistic guardian of his teenage nephew, the custody of whom is threatened by authorities' dim view of his bohemian lifestyle.
  • 1961
    Age 25
    From 1961 through 1964, she appeared as a guest star on such popular television series as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Naked City, Channing and The Defenders.
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    A life member of the Actors Studio, Harris received a Tony nomination (as 1962's Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) for her Broadway debut in the original musical revue production From the Second City (1961), which ran at the Royale Theater from September 26, 1961 to December 9, 1961.
    More Details Hide Details The revue also featured the young Alan Arkin and Paul Sand. Produced by Max Liebman (among others) and directed by Paul Sills, the production presented Harris in such sketches as Caesar's Wife, First Affair, Museum Piece, and The Bergman Film winning critical and audience acclaim. In a rare 2002 interview with the Phoenix New Times, Harris recalled her ambivalence about even bringing the troupe to New York from Chicago. She said, "When I was at Second City, there was a vote about whether we should take our show to Broadway or not. Andrew Duncan and I voted no. I stayed in New York, but only because Richard Rodgers and Alan Jay Lerner came and said, 'We want to write a musical for you!' Well, I wasn't big on musical theater. I had seen part of South Pacific in Chicago and I walked out. But it was Richard Rodgers calling!"
    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.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance in this, she received her first Tony Award nomination.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1935.
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