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      Cynthia Harris

      Cynthia Harris

      Highest Rated: 80% Isadora (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Mannequin: On the Move (1991)

      Birthday: Aug 9, 1934

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Stage-trained supporting actor Cynthia Harris has lent her reddish-brown hair and green eyes to a variety of projects in the theater and for the screen. She made her NYC debut with The Premise, an acclaimed improvisational group, and spent eight years as a resident member of the OBIE-winning Open Theater's avant-garde ensemble, performing in such memorable works as "America Hurrah" (which led to her first film work as Mary Desti in "Isadora" 1968) and the "The Serpent." On Broadway, she has appeared in "Natural Affection," "Company" and "Bad Habits," among others. On TV, her performance as Wallis Simpson in the miniseries "Edward and Mrs Simpson" (Thames TV and PBS, 1978) earned her a BAFTA nomination as Best Actress. Harris was a regular on two short-lived series, "Sirota's Court" (NBC, 1976-77) and "Husbands, Wives and Lovers" (CBS, 1978) before playing the recurring part of a secretary turned law student during the first season (1986-87) of NBC's "L.A. Law." While many may recall the actress as 'Mrs. B' in a series of TV and radio commercials for Bradlee's department stores, she is perhaps best remembered as Sylvia Buchman, the sometimes overbearing mother to Paul (Paul Reiser) on the NBC sitcom "Mad About You." After four seasons (1993-97) as a recurring character, the role was upgraded to regular as of the 1997-98 season. Cynthia Harris died October 3, 2021 at the age of 87.

      Highest rated movies

      Isadora
      Three Men and a Baby
      Mannequin: On the Move

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      REUBEN REUBEN, Tom Conti, Cynthia Harris, 1983, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. REUBEN REUBEN, Tom Conti, Kara Wilson, 1983, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 30% I Do & I Don't Emily Murphy (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 42% Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Amelia (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Daughter Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story Kathleen (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 65% The Secret of Anastasia Unknown (Voice) - 1997
      No Score Yet 57% The Reef Adelaide (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harrison: Cry of the City Helen Lovett (Character) - 1996
      13% 40% Mannequin: On the Move Mom/Queen (Character) $3.2M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ask Me Again Unknown (Character) - 1989
      67% 47% Three Men and a Baby Mrs. Hathaway (Character) $167.8M 1987
      No Score Yet 60% Izzy and Moe Dallas Carter (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Princess and the Cabbie Barbara Cunningham (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Franken Anita Franken (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Up Edie (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee, Tea or Me Dee Dee (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Could Never Have Sex With Any Man Who Has So Little Regard for My Husband Laura (Character) - 1973
      80% 65% Isadora Mary Desti (Character) - 1968

      TV

      Credit
      42% 83% Mad About You Sylvia Buchman (Character) 2019
      89% 89% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      11% No Score Yet The Geena Davis Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      100% No Score Yet Now and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Sylvia Buchman (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1993-1999
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1993 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the House Writer 1997
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Lauren Delagre (Guest Star) 1990 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Jillian Unknown (Character) 1989-1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Husbands, Wives & Lovers Paula Zuckerman (Character) 1978 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything's Relative Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Judge Paula G. Walsh (Guest Star) 1987
      66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Helen Fielding (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Diane Nugent (Guest Star) 1975