Please try again later. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Harlem, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. She later returned to the theatre and films in character parts. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. The cause was a heart attack, her daughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, said. ). The family will have a private funeral service. Teresa Wright, Stage and Film Star, Dies at 86. After seeing her on Broadway, Samuel Goldwyn, the legendary producer, asked her to play the role of Bette Davis's daughter in "The Little Foxes" in 1941. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Failed to report flower. After seeing it, Goldwyn went backstage to hire her. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Teresa Wright, the willowy actress who starred opposite Gary Cooper and Marlon Brando and won a supporting Academy Award in 1942 for "Mrs. Miniver," has died. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Her performance in the ingenue role in Broadway's "Life with Father" (1939) led to her discovery by film producer Samuel Goldwyn, who signed her to a long-term contract. She was 86. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. "I was going to be Joan of Arc," she said in an interview with The New York Post in 1969, "and all I proved was that I was an actress who would work for less money.". Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. For help using the website visit our help page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. That led to summer stock work, an understudy role on Broadway in "Our Town" and, in 1939, the part of Mary in "Life With Father," based on the memoirs of Clarence Day. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Her parents separated soon after she was born, and her father, an insurance salesman, farmed her out to various relatives in New York and New Jersey. Miss Wright had many parts on Broadway and once performed at a White House dinner for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but her meteoric landing in Hollywood in 1941 is the stuff of legend. Teresa Wright Obituary. "The whole thing is pure theater to me," she explained. Married to writer Niven Busch from 1942 to 1952, Wright retired from the screen in 1959 after marrying playwright Robert Anderson. Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Teresa Wright, actor, born October 27 1918; died March 7 2005, Hollywood star with a tenacious spirit, on and off the screen. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. She personified "The Girl Next-Door" in films of the 1940s. "There would be no leg art, no whispered romances for the columnists, no orchid and ermine setting for her background," her contract stipulated, according to The Times. Please try again later. But Miss Wright's disregard for Hollywood's demands eventually caused Goldwyn to terminate her contract, in 1948.
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