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Barbara Harris began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club (whose other players included such youngsters as Edward Asner, Mike Nichols and Elaine May). She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in America, directed by her then-husband Paul Sills (... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Fanny Eubanks
(1988)
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday Mrs. Andrews
(1976)
Family Plot
Family Plot Blanche Tyler
(1976)
Grosse Pointe Blank
Grosse Pointe Blank Mary Blank
(1997)

Filmography

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 1992 Middle Ages (TV Series)
Jean
- Night Moves (1992) ... Jean
 1981 Second-Hand Hearts
Dinette Dusty
 1978 Movie Movie
Trixie Lane
 1977 A Doonesbury Special (Short)
Joanie Caucus (voice)
 1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
Miss Helen Fredericks
 1974 Mixed Company
Kathy
 1972 The War Between Men and Women
Theresa Alice Kozlenko
 1971 Stand Up and Cheer (TV Series)
 1971 Plaza Suite
Muriel Tate
 1965 A Thousand Clowns
Dr. Sandra Markowitz
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Elaine Radnitz / Anna Faye
- So Some Girls Play the Cello (1964) ... Elaine Radnitz
- White on White (1964) ... Anna Faye
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Margit Wolsung
- Claire Cheval Died in Boston (1964) ... Margit Wolsung
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Sophie Kannakos
- No Wild Games for Sophie (1963) ... Sophie Kannakos
 1963 Chronicle (TV Series)
 1963 What's Going on Here? (TV Movie)
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Helga Royd
- Daughter Am I in My Father's House (1962) ... Helga Royd
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Beth
- Beta Delta Gamma (1961) ... Beth
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Other Works:

She acted in Aristophanes' play, "Lysistrata," in a Playwrights Theatre Club Production at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Vicki Cummings (Lysistrata), Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Severn Darden, Andrew Duncan, and Jeffrey Sweet in the cast. Paul Sills and Bernie Sahlins were directors. See more »

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Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

Performers should be judged only by their work on-stage -- too much is made of their personal lives. See more »

Trivia:

Along with Elaine May, she is generally acknowledged to be one of the pioneering women in the field of improvisational theatre. Scenes she created with Alan Arkin, Severn Darden, Paul Sand and other celebrated members of the Second City and Compass companies are studied as masterpieces of the form. Most famous scenes: "Museum Piece" (with Arkin) and "First Affair" (with Darden). See more »

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