About Teresa Wright (1918 - 2005)
New York born Teresa Wright began her acting career on the stage in 1937 in Pro vice town, MA and later New York.
While on the stage in the play "Life with Father" she was spotted by Goldwyn talent scouts and recruited for their film adaptation of the Lillian Hellman play, THE LITTLE FOXES. Teresa Wright made her film debut as the naive daughter, who becomes a pawn in a tale of family manipulation in the deep South after the Civil War, masterminded by her mother, Regina Gibbons, played by Bette Davis. Teresa Wright was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film.
Teresa Wright signed on as a starlet with MGM with the stipulations in her contract that she would not undergo cheese cake publicity pics and would be able to work at least once a year on a theater project. While under contract, she made only one picture for MGM, William Wyler's MRS. MINIVER, the story of a family's struggles in World War II, which include hiding a lost German soldier. Wright won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Teresa Wright played the love interest, then wife of the killed-in-action son of the title character. A timely film for 1942, the film swept the Academy Awards, received a half-dozen Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress [Greer Garson], as well as Teresa Wright for Best Supporting Actress.
The same year, she played with Gary Cooper in the THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES, portraying a heckling fan who later becomes the wife of baseball player Lou Gherig, who was forced to retire from baseball with a terminal illness. Teresa Wright was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.
In the 1943 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, Teresa Wright plays Charlotte Newton, a bored young woman who becomes embroiled in murder plots when her charming Uncle Charlie, whom she idolizes, accepts her invitation to come for a visit to her family.
Teresa Wright continued to work in films. In the 50's, she began working in television through the 90's, including the soap, THE GUIDING LIGHT , as well as acting on the stage.
Teresa Wright's other films include:
THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (1942)
SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)
CASANOVA BROWN (1944)
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)
THE MEN (1950)
THE STEEL TRAP (1952)
TRACK OF THE CAT (1954)
THE HAPPY ENDING (1969)
SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980)
THE GOOD MOTHER (1988)
THE RED COAT (1993)
THE RAINMAKER (1997)
Wright's television credits include.....
THE ROCKING CHAIR REBELLION (1979)
THE GUIDING LIGHT (TV series) (1986)
PERRY MASON: THE CASE OF THE DESPERATE DISCEPTION (1990)
LETHAL INNOCENCE (1991)