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Theresa Harris

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Clock (1948)
Lowest Rated:   25% Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
Birthday:   Not Available
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
97% 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
91% 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

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