Teresa Wright



Place of birth:

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA:


Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress. Her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination came in 1941 for her debut work in The Little Foxes. She received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1942 for her performance in Mrs. Miniver. That same year, she received an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for her performance in Pride of the Yankees opposite Gary Cooper. She is also known for her performances in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Wright received three Emmy Award nominations for her performances in the Playhouse 90 original television version of The Miracle Worker (1957), in the Breck Sunday Showcase feature The Margaret Bourke-White Story, and in the CBS drama series Dolphin Cove (1989). She earned the acclaim of top film directors, including William Wyler, who called her the most promising actress he had directed, and Alfred Hitchcock, who admired her thorough preparation and quiet professionalism.

Film Credits

Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film (2000)
The Rainmaker (1997)
as Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to (1991)
as (archive footage)
The Exorcist III (1990)
as Penitent (uncredited)
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)
as Helene Berman
The Good Mother (1988)
as Grandmother
Bill: On His Own (1983)
as Mae Driscoll
Morning's at Seven (1982)
as Cora Swanson
Somewhere in Time (1980)
as Laura Roberts
The Golden Honeymoon (1980)
as Lucy Tate
Roseland (1977)
as May
Flood! (1976)
as Alice Cutler
The Elevator (1974)
as Edith Reynolds
Crawlspace (1972)
as Alice Graves
The Happy Ending (1969)
as Mrs. Spencer
Hail, Hero! (1969)
as Santha Dixon
The Desperate Hours (1967)
as Eleanor Hilliard
The Restless Years (1958)
as Elizabeth Grant
Escapade In Japan (1957)
as Mary Saunders
The Edge of Innocence (1957)
as Carol Morton
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)
as Ruth Simmons
Once to Every Woman (1956)
as Carol
No. 5 Checked Out (1956)
The Miracle on 34th Street (1955)
as Doris Walker
Track of the Cat (1954)
as Grace Bridges
The Actress (1953)
as Annie Jones
Count the Hours (1953)
as Ellen Braden
The Steel Trap (1952)
as Laurie Osborne
California Conquest (1952)
as Julie Lawrence
Something to Live For (1952)
as Edna Miller
The Men (1950)
as Elly Wilosek
The Capture (1950)
as Ellen Tevlin Vanner
Enchantment (1948)
as Lark Ingoldsby
The Trouble with Women (1947)
as Kate Farrell
The Imperfect Lady (1947)
as Millicent Hopkins
Pursued (1947)
as Thor
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
as Peggy Stephenson
Casanova Brown (1944)
as Isabel Drury
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
as Charlotte 'Charlie' Newton
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
as Eleanor Twitchell
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
as Carol Beldon
The Little Foxes (1941)
as Alexandra Giddens