Teresa Wright - Rotten Tomatoes

Teresa Wright

Highest Rated:   100% Pursued (1947)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Happy Ending (1969)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Kringle
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet John Grisham's The Rainmaker
  • Miss Birdie
1997
82% The Rainmaker
  • Miss Birdie
1997
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception
  • Helene Berman
1990
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
  • Grandmother
1988
No Score Yet Bill: On His Own
  • Mae
1983
No Score Yet American Short Story
  • Lucy
1980
59% Somewhere in Time
  • Laura Roberts
1980
No Score Yet Roseland
  • May (The Waltz)
1977
No Score Yet Flood!
  • Alice Cutler
1976
No Score Yet Crawlspace
  • Alice Graves
1972
20% 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 Hour of Stars
  • Doris Walker
1955
No Score Yet Track of the Cat
  • Grace Bridges
1954
No Score Yet The Actress
  • Annie Jones
1953
No Score Yet Count the Hours
  • Ellen Braden
1953
No Score Yet The Steel Trap
  • Laurie Osborne
1952
70% 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
92% The Pride of the Yankees
  • Eleanor Gehrig
1942
100% The Little Foxes
  • Alexandra
1941

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