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Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress. Her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination came in 1941 for her debut work in The Little Foxes. She received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1942 for her performance in Mrs. Miniver. That same year, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in Pride of the Yankees opposite Gary Cooper. She is also known for her performances in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Wright received three Emmy Award nominations for her performances in the Playhouse 90 original television version of The Miracle Worker (1957), in the Breck Sunday Showcase feature The Margaret Bourke-White Story, and in the CBS drama series Dolphin Cove (1989). She earned the acclaim of top film directors, including William Wyler, who called her the most promising actress he had directed, and Alfred Hitchcock, who admired her thorough preparation and quiet professionalism.


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Born:
Oct 27, 1918 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
60
First Appeared:
In the movie The Little Foxes 1941-08-29
Latest Project:
Movie Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film 2000-01-03
Known For
Poster of The Rainmaker
Poster of Once to Every Woman
Poster of The Best Years of Our Lives
Poster of Mrs. Miniver
Filmography
Movie Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film Unknown 2000-01-03
Movie The Rainmaker Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong 1997-11-18
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Helene Berman 1990-03-11
Movie The Exorcist III Penitent (uncredited) 1990-08-17
Movie Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To (archive footage) 1990-06-04
Movie The Good Mother Grandmother Eleanor 1988-11-04
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Bill: On His Own Mae Driscoll 1983-11-09
Movie Morning's at Seven Cora Swanson 1982-01-01
Movie The Golden Honeymoon Lucy Tate 1980-02-04
Movie Somewhere in Time Laura Roberts 1980-10-02
Movie Flood! Alice Cutler 1977-06-05
Movie Roseland May 1977-10-02
Movie The Elevator Edith Reynolds 1974-02-09
Series Hawkins Jenny Burke 1973-03-13
Movie Crawlspace Alice Graves 1972-02-11
Movie Hail, Hero! Santha Dixon 1969-10-04
Movie The Happy Ending Mrs. Spencer 1969-12-21
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie The Desperate Hours Eleanor Hilliard 1967-12-13
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Movie Big Deal in Laredo Mary 1962-10-07
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie The Restless Years Elizabeth Grant 1958-12-01
Movie Escapade In Japan Mary Saunders 1957-12-23
Movie The Edge of Innocence Carol Morton 1957-10-31
Movie Once to Every Woman Carol 1956-03-01
Movie No. 5 Checked Out 1956-01-18
Movie The Search for Bridey Murphy Ruth Simmons 1956-10-01
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Movie The Miracle on 34th Street Doris Walker 1955-12-14
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Track of the Cat Grace Bridges 1954-11-27
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Movie Count the Hours Ellen Braden 1953-04-01
Movie The Actress Annie Jones 1953-09-25
Movie Something to Live For Edna Miller 1952-03-07
Movie California Conquest Julie Lawrence 1952-07-04
Movie The Steel Trap Laurie Osborne 1952-11-12
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie The Capture Ellen Tevlin Vanner 1950-04-08
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie The Men Elly Wilosek 1950-07-20
Movie Enchantment Lark Ingoldsby 1948-12-25
Movie Pursued Thor 1947-03-02
Movie The Trouble with Women Kate Farrell 1947-06-25
Movie The Best Years of Our Lives Peggy Stephenson 1946-12-25
Movie The Imperfect Lady Millicent Hopkins 1946-11-29
Movie Casanova Brown Isabel Drury 1944-08-23
Movie Shadow of a Doubt Charlotte 'Charlie' Newton 1943-01-15
Movie The Pride of the Yankees Eleanor Twitchell 1942-07-14
Movie Mrs. Miniver Carol Beldon 1942-07-03
Movie The Little Foxes Alexandra "Zan" Giddens 1941-08-29