Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright

Highest Rated: 100% Pursued (1947)

Lowest Rated: 25% The Happy Ending (1969)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1918

Birthplace: Not Available

After apprenticing at the Wharf Theater in Provincetown, MA, she debuted on Broadway in 1938 as the lead's understudy in Our Town; the following year her performance in the ingénue part in Life With Father caught film mogul Samuel Goldwyn's attention, and he signed her to a screen contract. Wright debuted onscreen in The Little Foxes (1941), for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. The following year she was nominated in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories for her third and fourth films, The Pride of the Yankees and Mrs. Miniver, respectively; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. She remained busy onscreen through 1959, after which she appeared in only a handful of films during the next three decades. From 1942 to 1952, she was married to novelist and screenwriter Niven Busch; later she married, divorced, and remarried playwright Robert Anderson. In the '70s, she appeared in TV dramas. Her later stage work included Mary, Mary (1962) and the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman (1975).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker Miss Birdie 1997
83% The Rainmaker Miss Birdie 1997
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Helene Berman 1990
50% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Grandmother 1988
No Score Yet Bill: On His Own Mae 1983
61% Somewhere in Time Laura Roberts 1980
No Score Yet American Short Story Lucy 1980
No Score Yet Roseland May (The Waltz) 1977
No Score Yet Flood! Alice Cutler 1976
No Score Yet Crawlspace Alice Graves 1972
25% The Happy Ending Mrs. Spencer 1969
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Santha Dixon 1969
No Score Yet Escapade in Japan Mary Saunders 1957
No Score Yet The Search for Bridey Murphy Ruth Simmons 1956
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Doris Walker 1955
No Score Yet Track of the Cat Grace Bridges 1954
60% The Actress Annie Jones 1953
No Score Yet Count the Hours Ellen Braden 1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap Laurie Osborne 1952
77% The Men Ellen Wilozek 1950
No Score Yet The Capture Ellen Yevlin Vanner 1950
No Score Yet Enchantment Lark Ingoldsby 1948
100% Pursued Thor 1947
96% The Best Years of Our Lives Peggy Stephenson 1946
No Score Yet Casanova Brown Isabel Drury 1944
100% Shadow of a Doubt Charlie 1943
92% Mrs. Miniver Carol Beldon Miniver 1942
93% The Pride of the Yankees Eleanor Gehrig 1942
100% The Little Foxes Alexandra 1941


82% Picket Fences
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
No Score Yet Bonanza
Katherine Saunders 1964


Charlie Oakley says: The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows, husbands, dead, husbands who've spent their lives making fortunes, working and working. And then they die and leave their money to their wives, their silly wives. And what do the wives do, these useless women?You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else, horrible, faded, fat, greedy women.

Young Charlie Newton says: But they're alive,they're human beings!

Charlie Oakley says: Are they?