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Teresa Wright (I) (1918–2005)


A natural and lovely talent who was discovered for films by Samuel Goldwyn, the always likable Teresa Wright distinguished herself early on in high-caliber, Oscar-worthy form -- the only performer ever to be nominated for Oscars for her first three films. Always true to herself, she was able to earn Hollywood stardom on her own unglamorized terms. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Shadow of a Doubt
Shadow of a Doubt Young Charlie
(1943)
Guiding Light
Guiding Light Grace Cummings (1986)
(1952)
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives Peggy Stephenson
(1946)
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Carol Beldon
(1942)

Filmography

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 1997 The Rainmaker
Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Emily Ridgefield
- My Romance (1996) ... Emily Ridgefield
 1993 The Red Coat (Short)
 1993 No Room for Opal (TV Movie)
Opal
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Myra
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Helene Berman
 1989 Dolphin Cove (TV Series)
Nina Rothman
- The Elders (1989) ... Nina Rothman
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Helen Appletree
- Mr. Penroy's Vacation (1988) ... Helen Appletree
 1988 The Good Mother
Eleanor - Grandmother
 1987 The Fig Tree (TV Movie)
Miranda's Grandmother
 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar (TV Series)
Alice Blair
- A Rose for Alice (1986) ... Alice Blair
- The Firebird (1986) ... Alice Blair
 1983 Bill: On His Own (TV Movie)
Mae Driscoll
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Sister Regina
- The Christmas Presence (1982) ... Sister Regina
 1982 Morning's at Seven (TV Movie)
Cora Swanson
 1980 Somewhere in Time
Laura Roberts
 1980 The Golden Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Lucy Tate
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Jessica
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Jessica
 1978 Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Series)
 1977 Roseland
May (The Waltz)
 1976 Flood (TV Movie)
Alice Cutler
 1976 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
 1974 The Elevator (TV Movie)
Edith Reynolds
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Jenny Burke
- Murder on the Thirteenth Floor (1974) ... Jenny Burke
 1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Ruthanne Cameron
- The Camerons Are a Special Clan (1973) ... Ruthanne Cameron
 1972 Crawlspace (TV Movie)
Alice Graves
 1969 The Happy Ending
Mrs. Spencer
 1969 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Virgie
- Appalachian Autumn (1969) ... Virgie
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Santha Dixon
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Ellen Haney
- Yesterday's Vendetta (1969) ... Ellen Haney
 1967 The Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Eleanor Hilliard
 1964-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Melissa Holmes / Anne Clark
- The Prosecutor (1965) ... Melissa Holmes
- The Pill Man (1964) ... Anne Clark
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Stella / Marion Brown
- Lonely Place (1964) ... Stella
- Three Wives Too Many (1964) ... Marion Brown
 1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Katherine Saunders
- My Son, My Son (1964) ... Katherine Saunders
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Mary
- Big Deal in Laredo (1962) ... Mary
 1954-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Louise Henderson / Allie Gulliver / Miss Mary / ...
- The Big Laugh (1962)
- The Hours Before Dawn (1959) ... Louise Henderson
- Trap for a Stranger (1959) ... Allie Gulliver
- Red Gulch (1955) ... Miss Mary
- The End of Paul Dane (1954) ... Margaret Swift
 1961 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Intermezzo (1961)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Julia Grant / Margaret Bourke White
- The Margaret Bourke White Story (1960) ... Margaret Bourke White
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Emilie Forbes
- The Pit of Silence (1959) ... Emilie Forbes
 1958 The Restless Years
Elizabeth Grant
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Carol Morton / Annie Sullivan
- The Edge of Innocence (1957) ... Carol Morton
- The Miracle Worker (1957) ... Annie Sullivan
 1957 Escapade in Japan
Mary Saunders
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Helen Fiske
- No Escape (1957) ... Helen Fiske
 1957 Undercurrent (TV Series)
Helen Fiske
- No Escape (1957) ... Helen Fiske
 1953-1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Alison Stevens / Julie Forrester / Janet Larson / ...
- Desperation (1957) ... Alison Stevens
- The Lady in the Wind (1955) ... Julie Forrester
- The Stars Don't Shine (1955) ... Janet Larson
- The Happiest Day (1954) ... Paula
- And Suddenly, You Knew (1953) ... Mrs. Wentworth
 1952-1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sister Louise / Laura Savage / Terry Hagen
- Sister Louise Goes to Town (1957) ... Sister Louise
- Witness to Condemn (1956) ... Laura Savage
- Dress in the Window (1952) ... Terry Hagen
 1957 The Christophers (TV Series)
- As You Make It (1957)
 1955-1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Janice Walner / Doris Walker
- Child of the Regiment (1956) ... Janice Walner
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Doris Walker
 1956 The Search for Bridey Murphy
Ruth Simmons
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Helen Fiske
- No Escape (1956) ... Helen Fiske
 1955-1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Eleanor Linton / Terry Spencer
- The Lonely Ones (1956) ... Eleanor Linton
- Her Crowning Glory (1955) ... Terry Spencer
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- The Secret Place (1956)
 1954-1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Louella Parsons / Lorna Baylor / Eilene Wade
- The Louella Parsons Story (1956) ... Louella Parsons
- The White Carnation (1954) ... Lorna Baylor
- The Long Goodbye (1954) ... Eilene Wade
 1955-1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Carol / Sister Mary Winifred
- Once to Every Woman (1956) ... Carol
- The Good Sister (1955) ... Sister Mary Winifred
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary
- No. 5 Checked Out (1956) ... Mary
 1955 Hour of Stars (TV Series)
Doris Walker
- The Miracle on 34th Street (1955) ... Doris Walker
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Sylvia Hallock
- Undertow (1955) ... Sylvia Hallock
 1955 The Devil's Disciple (TV Movie)
Judith Anderson
 1951-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Laura Pennington / Emily Lawrence / Emily
- The Enchanted Cottage (1955) ... Laura Pennington
- The Sound of Waves Breaking (1952) ... Emily Lawrence
- Manhattan Pastorale (1951) ... Emily
 1955 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Schoolteacher
- My Uncle O'Moore (1955) ... Schoolteacher
 1955 Your Play Time (TV Series)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Marianne Merrick
- Driftwood (1955) ... Marianne Merrick
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mary Todd Lincoln
- Love Is Eternal (1955) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
 1954 Track of the Cat
Grace Bridges
 1953 The Actress
Annie Jones
 1953 Count the Hours!
Ellen Braden
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
 1952 The Steel Trap
Laurie Osborne
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Grace Cummings (1986)
 1952 California Conquest
Julia Lawrence
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
 1952 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- The Confession (1952)
- Mary Rose (1952)
 1952 Something to Live For
Edna Miller
 1950 The Men
Ellen
 1950 The Capture
Ellen
 1948 Enchantment
Lark Ingoldsby
 1947 The Trouble with Women
Kate Farrell
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Millicent Hopkins
 1947 Pursued
Thor Callum
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Peggy Stephenson
 1944 Casanova Brown
Isabel Drury
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Young Charlie
 1942 The Pride of the Yankees
Eleanor Gehrig
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Carol Beldon
 1941 The Little Foxes
Alexandra Giddens
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Noël Coward's play, "Noel Coward in Two Keys," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Richard Kiley in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Greer Garson] Very bright. Fantastically beautiful. Very much the lady. She was a great Irish wit. There are actors who work in movies. And then there are movie stars. She was a movie star. See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Mary Kelly Busch on September 12, 1947. Child's father is her 1st ex-husband, Niven Busch. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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