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Barbara Harris
Barbara Harris (July 25, 1935August 21, 2018) was an American actress.

She began acting while still a teenager in Chicago, Illinois, playing small parts in the Playwrights Theatre Club. She was also in "The Compass Players", the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe in America, directed by her then-husband Paul Sills (who founded the troupe based on principles created by his mother, Viola Spolin, the author of "Improvisation for the Theatre"). A more polished version of the Compass, called "The Second City", was an enormous hit in Chicago and was moved to Broadway, where she was nominated for a Tony. The Second City was then propelled to fame with their hit television sketch show, SCTV.

For Disney, she played Mrs. Andrews in Freaky Friday, Vickie in The North Avenue Irregulars, and Mary Blank in Grosse Pointe Blank.

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