Actress, Theater and Movie
Born: As Muriel Teresa Wright, October 27, 1918 in Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Died: March 6, 2005 in New Haven, Connecticut
Known for such movies as The Little Foxes, her first movie, along side Bette Davis and Patricia Collinge. Mrs. Miniver, which was a huge success. The Pride of The Yankees, this film is about the legend Lou Gehrig. And then Shadow Of A Doubt. Her Alfred Hitchcock movie which was another film she did with Patricia Collinge. She was also in The Best Years of Our Lives, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Murder, She Wrote, and her last film, The Rainmaker.
Her Parents had divorced when she was very young. Teresa ended up moving from one family member to another between New York and New Jersey. She, at one point, lived with an uncle who was a stage actor. Teresa ended up doing theater in high school. After High School, Ms. Wright became an apprentice at Wharf Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the summers of 1937 and 1938. After that, Teresa moved to New York to start stage acting. That is when she then went on to the movies.
Alfred Hitchcock had said he loved working with the young impressionable actress. She was very easy to work with and was always very happy on set. Teresa Wright loved working with Hitchcock as well, but at the time she was working with the director, she became a wife. She said that right before the camera would start rolling, she remembered he would make a side comment, usually in a whisper about married women and wise cracks about her husband. She would just smile and go on with the movie.
The movie The Pride Of The Yankees gave her a huge applause, for when the Yankees called out all of the former Yankees that had passed, her name was called after she died in 2005.
I decided to do a blog on Teresa Wright because she is one of my favorites from the golden years of the movies. It was said that she was very sweet, kind, funny and easy to work with. Her movies are touching and she is very real. She had made a huge list of things that she would not do when she began her movie career. She was very modest. She had a very pure beauty and made lots of fans and friends during her long career. I hope that you will look her up and rent some of her great movies. The first movies she made are her best, to me, and I love each one.