Theresa Harris

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Clock (1948)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
American actress Theresa Harris made her screen debut as one of the sullen "camp followers" in Josef von Sternberg's Morocco. Like most black performers working in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s, Harris was generally limited to servant roles. One of the more artistically rewarding of these was Josephine, the object of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson's affections in the Jack Benny vehicle Buck Benny Rides Again (1940). Harries and Anderson worked so well together that they were reteamed in the same roles in another Benny comedy, Love Thy Neighbor (1940). Evidently a favorite of RKO producer Val Lewton, Harris was prominently cast in several of Lewton's productions of the 1940s, most entertainingly as the cheerfully sarcastic waitress in Cat People (1943). Theresa Harris remained in films until 1958, her characters slowly moving up the social ladder to include nurses and governesses.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The French Line Clara 1954
80% Angel Face Nurse Theresa 1952
No Score Yet Al Jennings of Oklahoma Terese 1951
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Matilda 1949
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Esther 1949
No Score Yet The Velvet Touch Nancy 1948
100% The Big Clock Daisy 1948
94% Out of the Past Eunice 1947
96% Miracle on 34th Street Cleo 1947
No Score Yet Three Little Girls in Blue Maid 1946
No Score Yet Smooth as Silk Louise 1946
No Score Yet The Dolly Sisters Ellabelle 1945
92% I Walked With a Zombie Alma 1943
93% Cat People Minnie 1942
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Clementine 1941
25% Blossoms in the Dust Cleo 1941
No Score Yet Love Thy Neighbor Josephine 1940
No Score Yet Buck Benny Rides Again Josephine 1940
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail Maid 1940
92% The Women Olive 1939
94% Jezebel Zette 1938
No Score Yet Banjo on My Knee Blues Singer 1936
No Score Yet Penthouse (Crooks in Clover) Lily, Mimi's Maid 1933
67% Morning Glory Maid 1933
100% Baby Face Chico 1933
No Score Yet Man Killer Maid 1933
No Score Yet Professional Sweetheart Maid 1933
100% Gold Diggers of 1933 Black Couple 1933
No Score Yet Blood Money Actor 1933
No Score Yet Hold Your Man Lily Mae Crippen 1933
No Score Yet Merrily We Go to Hell Powder room attendant 1932
100% Morocco Camp Follower 1930


No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1956


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