Harris, Cynthia 1934–

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HARRIS, Cynthia 1934


Full name Cynthia Julian Harris; born August 9, 1934, in New York, NY; daughter of Saul (a businessman) Harris. Education: Studied theatre and history at Smith College; studied acting with Lee Strasberg and George Morrison.

Addresses: Agent S.T.E. Representation Ltd., 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; Paradigm Talent Agency, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actress and producer. The Actor's Company Theater, New York, NY, codirector; appeared as Mrs. B. in radio and television commercials for Bradlee's department stores.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1979, for Edward and Mrs. Simpson; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble, 1998, for Mad about You.


Stage Appearances:

(New York City debut) The Premise, Premise Theatre, New York City, 1961.

(Broadway debut) Natural Affection, Booth Theatre, 1963.

The Best Laid Plans, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1966.

America Hurrah, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1966, then Royal Court Theatre, London, 1968.

The SerpentA Ceremony, Public Theatre, then Washington Square Methodist Church, both New York City, 1970.

Company, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1970.

The White House Murder Case, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1970.

Mystery Play, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Bad Habits, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, then Booth Theatre, 1974.

Mistress Ford, The Merry Wives of Windsor, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1974.

Mrs. Gloria Krumgold, Mrs. Younghusband, Grace Fingerhead, Bimbo, Roxana De Vilbis, and Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin, The Beauty Part, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Ellen, Mrs. Saunders, Cloud Nine, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Charlotte Cushman, Romance Language, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1984.

Also appeared in Three by Saroyan, Cherry Lane Theatre; Second Avenue Rag, Association of Performing Artists, Phoenix Theatre, New York City; The Shadow Box, and Too Much Johnson, both Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; Hold Me, Westside Arts Theatre, New York City; Make and Break, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; and Any Wednesday.

Stage Work:

Coproducer, Honky Tonk Nights, Workshop Production, 1983.

Film Appearances:

(Debut) Mary Desti, Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora ), Universal, 1969.

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, Paramount, 1971.

Stella, Up the Sandbox, National General, 1972.

Laura, I Could Never Have Sex with Any Man Who Has So Little Respect for My Husband, 1973.

Cynthia, The Tempest, Columbia, 1982.

Bobby Springer, Reuben, Reuben, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Mrs. Hathaway, Three Men and a Baby, Touchstone, 1987.

Club woman, The Woman's Club, 1987.

Mom/queen, Mannequin: On the Move (also known as Mannequin 2: On the Move ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Vera Johnson, The Distinguished Gentleman, Buena Vista, 1992.

Voice, The Secret of Anastasia, UAV, 1997.

Adelaide, The Reef (also known as Passion's Way ), 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Maureen O'Connor, Sirota's Court, NBC, 1976.

Paula Zuckerman, Husbands, Wives & Lovers, CBS, 1978.

Iris Hubbard, a recurring role, L.A. Law, NBC, 19861987.

Sheila Hufnagel, Ann Jillian, NBC, 1989.

Sylvia Buchman, a recurring role, Mad about You, NBC, 19931999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Wallis Warfield Simpson, Edward and Mrs. Simpson, ITV, 1978, then broadcast in the United States on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1980.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dee Dee, Coffee, Tea or Me?, 1973.

Edie, Breaking Up, ABC, 1978.

Barbara Cunningham, The Princess and the Cabbie, 1981.

Dallas Carter, Izzy and Moe, 1985.

Mrs. Van Lew, A Special Friendship, CBS, 1987.

Mrs. Lowe, Pancho Barnes, CBS, 1988.

Helen Lovett, Harrison: Cry of the City, UPN, 1996.

Kathleen, Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (also known as Life of the Party: Pamela Harriman ), Lifetime, 1998.

Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes, An American Daughter (also known as Trial by Media ), Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Paula Zuckerman, Husbands and Wives, CBS, 1977.

Anita Franken, Doctor Franken (also known as Dr. Franken ), NBC, 1980.

Clarisse Spencer, Allison Sidney Harrison, NBC, 1983.

Iris Hubbard, L.A. Law, NBC, 1986.

Gail, Death & Taxes, NBC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Elinor Leopold, Ask Me Again, PBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Diane Nugent, "Bob Hits the Ceiling," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1975.

Helen Fielding, "I Want to Report a Dream," Kojak, CBS, 1975.

Mrs. Layton, "Jack Moves Out," Three's Company, ABC, 1979.

Amanda, "Night Horrors," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1980.

Marcie Phillips, "Death of a Saint," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1981.

Marcie Phillips, "Goodbye, Murray," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1981.

"The Flight of the Nightingale," Quincy, NBC, 1982.

"The Unquiet Grave," Quincy, NBC, 1982.

Judge Paula G. Walsh, "Carnal Persuasion," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987.

Laurel Jordan, "Wanted: One Husband," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1989.

Phyllis Thurlow, "Hannigan's Wake," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Gifford, "Out of Control," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Adele Diamond, "Discord," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Lauren Delagre, "Fatal Paradise," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Adele Diamond, "Passion," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

Ms. Masters, "One for the Money," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Joyce, "How the Mom Stole Christmas," The Geena Davis Show, ABC, 2000.

Also appeared as Dorothy Burgess, On the Rocks, ABC; in Nurses, CBS; Everything's Relative.

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