Theresa Harris


Biography

Theresa Harris was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Harris kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Baby Face" (1933), "Blood Money" (1933) and the Jean Harlow dramedy "Hold Your Man" (1933). She also appeared in "Private Detective 62" (1933), "Professional Sweetheart" (1933) with Ginger Rogers and the dramatic adaptation "Jezebel" (1938) with Bette ...

Biography

Theresa Harris was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Harris kickstarted her acting career in various films such as "Baby Face" (1933), "Blood Money" (1933) and the Jean Harlow dramedy "Hold Your Man" (1933). She also appeared in "Private Detective 62" (1933), "Professional Sweetheart" (1933) with Ginger Rogers and the dramatic adaptation "Jezebel" (1938) with Bette Davis. She continued to act in productions like "The Toy Wife" (1938), the Melvyn Douglas drama "Tell No Tales" (1939) and "Love Thy Neighbor" (1940) with Jack Benny. She also appeared in "Blossoms in the Dust" (1941), "The Flame of New Orleans" (1941) and "Three Little Girls in Blue" (1946). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), the thrilling adaptation "Out of the Past" (1947) with Robert Mitchum and the thriller "The Big Clock" (1948) with Ray Milland. She also appeared in "The Velvet Touch" (1948) with Rosalind Russell, the Van Johnson comedy "Grounds For Marriage" (1950) and "Angel Face" (1953). Harris more recently acted in the Jane Russell musical "The French Line" (1954). Harris passed away in October 1985 at the age of 76.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Gift of Love (1958)
Sam's wife
Spoilers of the Forest (1957)
Nancy
Back from Eternity (1956)
Mamie
The French Line (1954)
Clare
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Josie
Angel Face (1953)
Nurse
The Company She Keeps (1951)
Lilly Johnson
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)
Terese
Grounds for Marriage (1951)
Stella
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
Esther
Neptune's Daughter (1949)
Matilda
And Baby Makes Three (1949)
Maid
Alias Nick Beal (1949)
Opal
The Velvet Touch (1948)
Nancy
The Big Clock (1948)
Daisy
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947)
Maid
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Cleo
The Trespasser (1947)
Julia
Out of the Past (1947)
Eunice Leonard
Smooth as Silk (1946)
Louise
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Maid
The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Ellabelle
What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943)
Blossom
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
Alma
Tough As They Come (1942)
Bessie Mae
Cat People (1942)
Minnie
Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Cleo
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Clementine <I>"Rudy Vallee`s Protege</I>"
Our Wife (1941)
Hattie
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Black maid
Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)
Josephine [Templeton]
Love Thy Neighbor (1940)
Josephine
City of Chance (1940)
Beulah
One Hour to Live (1939)
Black girl
Tell No Tales (1939)
Ruby [Alley]
The Women (1939)
Olive
The Toy Wife (1938)
"Pick"
Jezebel (1938)
Zette
Passport Husband (1938)
Maid
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Olympic athlete
Bargain with Bullets (1937)
Grace Foster
The Lady Escapes (1937)
Maid
Big Town Girl (1937)
Maid
15 Maiden Lane (1936)
Black maid
Banjo on My Knee (1936)
Black blues singer
Go into Your Dance (1935)
Maid
Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Maid
Desirable (1934)
Maid
Black Moon (1934)
Sacrificed girl
A Modern Hero (1934)
Baby Face (1933)
Chico
Blood Money (1933)
Maid
Private Detective 62 (1933)
Maid
Professional Sweetheart (1933)
Vera
Hold Your Man (1933)
Lily Mae Crippen
Penthouse (1933)
Lily
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Black woman
Arrowsmith (1931)
Native woman

Cast (Short)

Free Wheeling (1932)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Velvet Touch, The (1948) - You Don't Need A Passport In the long flashback after she semi-accidentally killed him, Broadway actress Val (Rosalind Russell) receives her domineering producer and former lover Gordon (Leon Ames), then his other-ex, rival fellow actress Marian (Claire Trevor), seeking her help in cutting ties, in The Velvet Touch, 1948.
Baby Face (1933) - Talk This Thing Over Brassy Lily (Barbara Stanwyck, title character) and her sidekick Chico (Theresa Harris) have just decided to ride boxcars to New York, having cone on hard times in their small city, but they meet a brakeman (James Murray), in Baby Face, 1933.
Baby Face (1933) - Sweetheart Of The Night Shift Her despicable father (Robert Barrat) clears the speakeasy so he can sell the favors of his daughter Lily (Barbara Stanwyck, title character) to an already smashed local politician (Arthur Hohl), but she objects, early in Warner Bros.' Baby Face 1933.
I Walked With A Zombie (1943) - There's Been No Crying Here Nurse Betsy (Frances Dee) on her first night at the island plantation, hears a voice, then meets her patient (Christine Jordan), whose husband (Tom Conway) and servants (Theresa Harris, Richard Abrams, Vivian Dandridge) soon intervene, in producer Val Lewton's I Walked With A Zombie, 1943.
Jezebel (1938) - Trouble With The Colt New Orleans, 1852, defeated suitor Buck (George Brent), Aunt Belle (Fay Bainter) and guardian General Bogardus (Henry O'Neill) are among those waiting for Julie (Bette Davis) to arrive at her own party, Mrs. Kendrick (Spring Byington) and others aghast, early in William Wyler's Jezebel, 1938

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