Barbara Harris, Who Won People’s Hearts In ‘Nashville’ And ‘Freaky Friday’, Dies Aged 83
August 22, 2018 18:13 By Fabiosa
Barbara Harris, the beloved Nashville and Freaky Friday star, lost her battle with cancer. She was 83.
RIP, dear Barbara Harris!
Barbara Harris, the award-winning actress who won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide, died on Tuesday, August 21, at the age of 83.
Barbara was diagnosed with lung cancer and bravely fought with the disease for the last months. Sadly, she lost the battle.
The actress’ good friend, Charna Halpern, confirmed the devastating news on Facebook. She wrote:
My friend and an amazing famous actress Barbara Harris passed away early this morning. My favorite memories of her were her sense of humor and how she made me laugh…
Harris was best-known for her awesome roles in such hits as Freaky Friday, A Thousand Clowns, Nashville. She also co-starred Nicolas Cage in Peggy Sue Got Married.
Throughout her lasting career, Barbara was nominated for the Academy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. She also won one Tony Award.
When Harris retired from acting, she focused on her another passion – teaching. The star once confessed she chose to be an actress not because of money and fame, but because she just wanted to meet people from that industry.
#RIP Barbara Harris; loved her as Bruce Dern's girlfriend, a philandering psychic, in 'Family Plot' and as the mom who switches places with her daughter (Jodie Foster) in the original 'Freaky Friday.' https://t.co/AttRJAu9YO— Mike Barnes (@MikeBarnes4) August 21, 2018
May she rest in peace https://t.co/D3ECVqt9zq— Michael Harrelson (@mikeharrelson1) August 22, 2018
Another major loss in the entertainment world - this one brought tears to my eyes - a legendary performer who was part of the brilliant outburst that also gave us Mike Nichols, Elaine May and so many others,,,,https://t.co/xM8rd1Sikk— Marty Rabinowitz (@marty888nyc) August 22, 2018
Barbara Harris was one of the greatest actresses of her generation. She will be missed so much.