Teresa Wright passed away.

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    I was just thinking about her during the Oscars, remembering the segment from a few years back where she was the oldest surviving Oscar winner. Definitely one of my favorite actresses of the 40s.

    R.I.P.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Actually, until Sunday, Teresa Wright was a youngster compared to Luise Rainer. I think Rainer is in her mid-90s.





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  4. Eric Peterson

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    Wow! Well maybe she was just the oldest at the cermemony.

    I've seen most of her big movies within the past year except for "Pride of the Yankees" which I have on DVD. Being that it's almost baseball season, I think I'll break it out later this week.
     
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    RIP Ms. Wright. Actually, Eric, if you're thinking of the Oscar segment that was introduced by Olivia de Havilland, it turns out that she was born a couple of years before Wright as well.
     
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    That would make Olivia's sister, Joan Fontaine older too because she is only a year younger than Olivia.
     
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    What the heck was it then? They had about 50 past Oscar winners on stage, and they read off their names one by one. I would've sworn that they introduced her as the oldest something or other related to the Oscars.

    The segment stood out because they specifically mentioned Teresa, and she had been one of my favorite actresses for a long time, and one that I felt was horribly underappreciated, and somewhat forgotten except for hard-core movie buffs.

    Nonetheless, another great one lost.
     
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    very sad news, she was one of my favorites.
    hard not to get infatuated all over again whenever i watch her in Shadow Of A Doubt, or Best Years Of Our Lives
     
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    That's right. Their dates of birth, according to IMDB:

    Olivia de Havilland: 1 July 1916
    Joan Fontaine: 22 Oct. 1917
    Teresa Wright: 27 Oct. 1918

    Luise Rainer, as mentioned above, must be the oldest surviving actor or actress who won an Oscar: she was born on 12 Jan. 1910.
     
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    I had one of those A Ha! moments when reading through her obituary on CNN. It came when I saw that she was Miss Birdie in The Rainmaker. She was terrific in that movie. I don't think I've seen her in anything else. :b
     
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    Enchantment, a film she did with David Niven (and a good one, from what i remember) was due to be released today from MGM.

    looking over her filmography, its disappointing that she wasn't in more films- and just about all of her major ones are weighted heavily towards the first few years of her career.
    i wonder if it was by choice, because she was one actress, like Olivia DeHavilland, who aged extremely gracefully.
     
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    I saw The Good Mother not too long ago; in the middle of the movie, Diane Keaton has a scene with her grandmother. I didn't recognize the face of the actress, but the voice sounded oh so familiar. When I looked in the credits, it was Teresa Wright! Sitting by my girlfriend, I felt slightly embarrassed over my excitement of finding that out. Here was an old graceful lady that I had a minor crush on from The Men, Shadow of a Doubt, and The Best Years of Our Lives. She'll be missed.
     
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    Sad news. Here's to a great actress and the fine films she graced. [​IMG]
     
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    The only film I remember seeing her in was "Somewhere in Time", where she was in the opening sequences and gave Christopher Reeve's character of Richard Collier the watch. Around 1994 she made a surprise appearance at one of the INSITE conventions at the Grand Hotel, appearing onstage with Chris for the first time since the film. While I'm not familiar with her career, this one film really stuck out in my mind, and based on it I could tell that she had class all the way about her. May she rest in peace.
     
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    I belive she was the last remaining actor from one of my top 5 films,Best Years Of Our Lives. A great film on how it really was after WWII.
     
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    Really enjoyed her work, especially Mrs. Miniver and Pride of the Yankees.

    RIP Teresa. [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    Bill,
    I also thought of Somewhere in Time when Miss Wright passed on.
    You may be thinking of Susan French as "Older Elise"...she died a couple of years ago by the way. It was Elise who approached Richard at the party, pressed the watch into his hand and said, "Come back to me."
    Teresa played "Laura Roberts."
     
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    Wright's performance in "Shadow of a Doubt" is outstanding. Check it out if you haven't. The DVD, which is now much cheaper than it was when I bought it, has a good interview with her as well. RIP
     
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    Wow. We were just talking about Best Days of Our Lives in my Film Arts class. RIP[​IMG]
     
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    Love her in Pride of the Yanks. She and Coop were strong together and really sold the wholesomeness of his character and their relationship, which is of course a big part of the power of the story.
     

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