Teresa Wright

Teresa Wright, the intelligent, sensitive and independent actress who etched a series of piercing performances in Hollywood films during and about the World War II period, died March 6, 2005, at Yale-New Haven hospital. She was 86. The cause was a heart attack. Ms. Wright, born in New York City, was serious-minded about her chosen profession from the start. Apprenticed at the Wharf Theatre in Provincetown, MA, she understudied Martha Scott as Emily Webb in the original 1938 Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. She was only 19 at the time. She followed this by originating a role in the long-running Lindsay and Crouse Broadway comedy Life With Father.

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  • Also known as: Muriel Teresa Wright
  • Born: Oct 27, 1918 in New York, New York
  • Death: Mar 6, 2005 in New Haven, Connecticut

Awards

Outer Critics Circle
1980 Outstanding Performance Morning's at Seven Winner