Barbara Harris Bio


Relationship Statistics of Barbara Harris

What is Barbara Harris marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Divorce
Is Barbara Harris having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Barbara Harris lesbian ?: No

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Barbara married to director Paul Sills in 1955. However, she later divorced him in 1958. Harris is a reclusive person who prefers to be private the personal details of her life from the media.

Who was Barbara Harris?

Harris was an American actress. Barbara showed up in movies like A Thousand Clowns, Plaza Suite, Nashville, Family Plot, Freaky Friday, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Grosse Pointe Blank. 

Barbara Harris: Age, Parents, Death

She was born on July 25, 1935, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Unfortunately, She died at the age of 83 on August 21, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA because of lung cancer. Barbara is the daughter of Natalie (née Densmoor), a pianist. Also, her father Oscar Graham Harris, an arborist who later became a businessman. She holds an American nationality.


Harris attended Wilbur Wright College in her youth. And started her career from there.

Barbara Harris: Professional Life, Career

Barbara started her stage career as a teenager at the Playwrights Theatre in Chicago. Harris’s players included Edward Asner, Elaine May and Mike Nichols.

She was also a member of the Compass Players, the first ongoing improvisational theatre troupe in the United States, directed by Paul Sills, to whom she got married. Though the Compass Players closed in disarray, a second theatre directed by Sills called The Second City opened in Chicago in 1959 and attracted the country’s attention.

Diverse profession

She was interested in exploring different aspects of the profession and eventually made her foray into television and films. She appeared on several popular television series as a guest star from 1962 to 1964.

Barbara made her film debut in 1965, playing a social worker, Sandra Markowitz, in the film ‘A Thousand Clowns’. Harris acted in the play, ‘The Apple Tree’ which got based on three tales by Mark Twain, Frank R. Stockton, and Jules Feiffer in 1966.

It was a huge success and ran for 463 performances. Similarly, Barbra was a part of the ensemble cast that sh0wed in the musical drama ‘Nashville’ (1975), directed by Robert Altman. She acted as a struggling country singer who cannot find the success she wants.

Also, she played along with a young Jodie Foster in the fantasy comedy ‘Freaky Friday’ in 1976.  She played Kathleen Turner’s mother in ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’ in 1986. This was an end to her career and started as an acting teacher.

Awards and Nomination

Barbara has won a Tony Award for her role play in The Apple Tree. Also, She has achieved Cue Magazine’s ‘Entertainer of the Year’. Similarly, she got nominated for an Academy Award. Furthermore, Harris has also received four Golden Globe Award nominations.

Net Worth($14 million)

She had an estimated Net worth of $14 million. Similarly, her source of income was by debuting in different films and by teaching.

Barbara Harris, a dangerous woman

People say Barbara was a dangerous woman. She was accused of promoting eugenics via the back door by paying for drug addicts to sterilized. In spite of being lambasted in the media and condemned by health experts in the UK.

Barbra visited cities around Britain looking to launch pilot projects that will help her achieve her goal of reducing the number of substance-exposed to zero.

Height, Weight

Barbara had a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Similarly, she had Blonde hair color with brown eyes.

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