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Also Known As: Harriet Harris Died:
Born: January 8, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA Profession: actor

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An in-demand character actress in both film and televison possessed of devislish comedic timing, Harriet Sansom Harris is perhaps best known for a pair of recurrring TV roles, first as Frasier Crane's gleefully unscrupulous agent Bebe Glazer on the NBC sitcom "Frasier," then as Wisteria Lane resident Felicia Tilman on ABC's hit primetime drama "Desperate Housewives."

An in-demand character actress in both film and televison possessed of devislish comedic timing, Harriet Sansom Harris is perhaps best known for a pair of recurrring TV roles, first as Frasier Crane's gleefully unscrupulous agent Bebe Glazer on the NBC sitcom "Frasier," then as Wisteria Lane resident Felicia Tilman on ABC's hit primetime drama "Desperate Housewives."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Love is Strange (2014)
2.
3.
 ONE, THE (2001) Nurse Besson
4.
 Memento (2001) Mrs. Jankis
5.
 Nurse Betty (2000) Ellen
6.
 Show & Tell (1998)
7.
 Friends 'til the End (1997) Mrs Boxer
8.
10.
 William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1996) Susan Santandiago
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Raised in Fort Worth, Texas
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After graduation from Juilliard, spent three years as member of The Acting Company
1986:
Played Ophelia to Kevin Kline's "Hamlet" at the New York Shakespeare Festival; production also featured David Hyde Pierce
1989:
Had early TV work in episode of "Doctor, Doctor" (CBS)
1993:
Had supporting role in Todd Haynes' short "Dottie Gets Spanked"
1993:
Played the female roles in original production of Paul Rudnick's Off-Broadway hit "Jeffrey"
1993:
Made first of yearly appearances as Bebe Glazier agent to "Frasier" (NBC); in 2001, character handed client of Frasier Crane over to a younger agent; returned for the final two episodes
1993:
Made screen debut in "Addams Family Values", scripted by Rudnick
1994:
Debut as TV series regular, the snooty Vivian, one of "The Five Mrs. Buchanans" (CBS)
1997:
Co-starred in the ensemble NBC sitcom "Union Square"
2000:
Had featured role as the wife of a man with short-term memory loss in "Memento"; released in the USA in 2001
2000:
Appeared alongside Nathan Lane in the stage revival of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"
2001:
Co-starred in the ABC summer series "The Beast"
2002:
Made Broadway musical debut as Mrs. Meers in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
2002:
Appeared as a not-so grieving widow on the HBO funeral drama "Six Feet Under"
2005:
Played Wisteria Lane's resident evil Felicia Tillman on "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)
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Education

Banff School of Fine Arts: -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

Notes

"... I would gladly spend the rest of my life in her service. Harriet is that sublime rarity: a great classical actress who is also, through some genetic frazzle, an inspired clown ... Watching her in rehearsal and onstage is a privilege; she is dazzling, inventive, Medea one moment and Bert Lahr the next." --Paul Rudnick in Vanity Fair, November 1993.

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