August 9, 1934 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Film, stage and TV actress|
|Spouse(s)||Eugene Wolsk (divorced)|
Cynthia Harris (born August 9, 1934) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Sylvia Buchman, Jamie Buchman's overbearing mother-in-law on Mad About You.
Life and career
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Harris has appeared in many television series and TV movies, such as Archie Bunker's Place, All My Children, and in the classic drama, Edward and Mrs. Simpson as the Duchess of Windsor. For almost two decades, she played "Mrs. B." in television advertisements for the now-defunct department store chain Bradlees.
She made her Broadway debut in 1963. In 1971, she appeared on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical, Company. She is a founding member and co-artistic director of The Actor's Company Theatre. In 1978, she received a BAFTA nomination for her performance as "Wallis Simpson" in Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978).
Harris is also one of the co-artistic directors for the Off-Broadway company The Actors Company Theatre. She has appeared in numerous plays with them, including Home, Bedroom Farce and Lost in Yonkers. In 2013, Harris appeared as Adriana in the Primary Stages production of The Tribute Artist.
- Rescue Me (2004)
- The Geena Davis Show (2000)
- An American Daughter (2000)
- Now and Again (1999)
- All My Children (1970)
- Mad About You (1993) - recurring role
- The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
- Mannequin Two: On the Move (1991)
- The Ann Jillian Show (1989)
- Kate & Allie (1989)
- Three Men and a Baby (1987)
- L.A. Law (1985)
- Izzy and Moe (1987)
- Quincy, M.E. (1982)
- Archie Bunker's Place (1981)
- Hart to Hart (1980)
- Edward and Mrs. Simpson (1978)
- Laverne & Shirley (1979)
- Three's Company (1979)
- The Bob Newhart Show (1975)
- Up the Sandbox (1972)
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