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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 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Morrison
 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
Sandra
 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 Chevel 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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Won the 1967 Tony Award as Best Actress in a Musical for her work in 'The Apple Tree'. See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[2002 interview, regarding her abandonment of Broadway stardom] "Who wants to be up on the stage all the time? It isn't easy. You have to be awfully invested in the fame aspect, and I really never was. What I cared about was the discipline of acting, whether I did well or not. I think the only thing that drew me to acting in the first place was the group of people I was working with: Edward Asner... See more »

Trivia:

Harris turned down the Mabel Normand role in the play "Mack and Mabel" because she only sang four songs and felt there wasn't enough for her to do. See more »

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