Actress Theresa Harris: Hollywood Vixen Turned House Servant

- By Bossip Staff

Actress Theresa Harris was born in 1906 to sharecroppers Isaiah and Mable Harris in Houston, Texas. Harris had her first taste of Hollywood in 1929 when she sang in the movie “Thunderbolt”. Roles started pouring in after that. Despite her talent and beauty she would routinely be cast as maids.

They were significant movies. She played Ginger Rogers’ maid in “Professional Sweetheart” in 1933, Bette Davis’ maid in “Jezebel” and Maureen O’Hara’s maid in “Miracle on 34th Street”. She was known as a scene stealer from some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. She had the accolades, the work was consistent, but the roles were always subservient…

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  • Mrs. Rance

    And? You tryin to knock her hustle or something?

  • homicidalbrainiac

    Like Hattie McDaniel said: “I’d rather play a maid than be one.” And “Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn’t, I’d be making $7 a week being one.”

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