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Referenced in:

  • The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock by Thomas Leitch (New York: Checkmark Books, 2002).
  • The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties by Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2002).
  • Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I Don't Care" by Lee Server (New York: Saint Martin's Press, 2001).
  • Performing O'Neill: Conversations with Actors and Directors by Yvonne Shafer (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000).
  • "A" Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors and Actresses by Henryk Hoffmann (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., 2000).
  • Hitchcock's Notebooks: an authorized and illustrated look inside the creative mind of Alfred Hitchcock by Don Auiler (New York: Avon Books, 1999).
  • A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson by Michael Troyan (Lexington, NY: University of Kentucky Press, 1999).
  • 70 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert A. Osborne (New York: Abbeyville Press, 1999).
  • Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television (Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., 1997).
  • A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, William Wyler by Jan Herman (Putnam Publishing Group, 1996).
  • The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of his Motion Pictures by Donald Spoto (Anchor, 1992).
  • Forties Film Talk: Oral Histories of Hollywood by Doug McClelland (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Inc., 1992).
  • Cult Movie Stars by Danny Peary (Simon and Schuster, 1991).
  • Goldwyn: A Biography by A. Scott Berg (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1989).
  • Lilly: Reminiscences of Lillian Hellman by Peter Feibleman (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1988).
  • Vanity Will Get You Somewhere: an autobiography by Joseph Cotten (San Francisco, CA: Mercury House Inc., 1987).
  • The International Dictionary of Films and Film Makers edited by Christopher Lyon.
  • Hollywood Players: The Forties by James Robert Parish (New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1976).
  • The Search for Sam Goldwyn by Carol Easton (New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1976).
  • The World Encyclopedia of Film edited by John M. Smith and Tim Cawkwell (New York: A & W Visual Library, 1972).
  • Academy Awards Illustrated: A Complete History of the Academy Awards in Words and Pictures by Robert A. Osborne (La Habra, CA: ESE California, 1969).

The Books/ Plays of her Films:

  • "The Little Foxes" a play by Lillian Hellman. 
  • Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1940). 
  • "The Little Accident" a play by Floyd Dell and Thomas Mitchell. 
    (Inspiration for CASANOVA BROWN).
  • Glory For Me by MacKinlay Kantor (New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1945). 
    (Inspiration for THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES).
  • Take Three Tenses: A Fugue in Time by Rumer Godden (Boston: Little, Brown and company, 1945.). 
    (Inspiration for ENCHANTMENT).
  • The Capture by Niven Busch.
  • "Years Ago" a play by Ruth Gordon. 
    (Inspiration for THE ACTRESS).
  • Track of the Cat by Walter Van Tilburg Clark (New York: Random House, 1949). 
  • The Search for Bridey Murphy by Morey Bernstein.
  • Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson.
  • The Good Mother by Sue Miller (New York: Harper & Row, c1986). 
  • The Rainmaker by John Grisham.
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.



  • "East Orange Actress Teresa Wright to Wed."  Newark Star-Ledger (14 Oct. 1941).
  • "Wright, Teresa."  Current Biography (1943): 847+.
  • "Reminiscences of Teresa Wright."  Columbia University Oral History Research Project (June 1959).
  • "Teresa Wright."  Baseline Celebrity Biographies (1999).


  • "Ex-Schoolgirl A Bit Dazed by Quick Success."  The New York Herald Tribune (9 June 1940): VI 2.
  • "Bette Davis Put On Victim List By Film Novice."  The Daily Oklahoman (27 Aug. 1941): 11.
  • "New Starlet Doesn't Mind One Brickbat; It Helps to Prove She Is Not Dreaming."  The Indianapolis Sunday Star (21 Sept. 1941): V 2.
  • "Muriel."  The American Magazine (Dec. 1941): 92.
  • Hamilton, Sara.  "Round-up of Pace Setters."  Photoplay n.20 (Dec. 1941): 52+.
  • Reid, James.  "The Wright Way to Stardom."  Motion Picture (Jan. 1942): 39+.
  • "What, no legs?"  Lion's Roar 1.9 (May 1942).
  • "No Glamour Gal."  Collier's Weekly (23 May 1942): 13, 56.
  • "'Mrs. Gehrig' Meets Widow of Lou."  New York World-Telegram (25 May 1942): 6.
  • Reid, J.  "Surprising, what?"  Silver Screen Magazine (June 1942): 43+.
  • "Teresa Wright: Quietly but steadily she grows to stardom."  LIFE Magazine (20 July 1942): 41+.
  • "The Lady is Wright."  The New York Times (26 July 1942): VIII 3.
  • Skolsky, Sidney.  "Hollywood Tintype: Teresa Wright."  New York Post Weekly Picture Magazine (19 Sept. 1942): 8-9.
  • Baskette, Kirtley.  "That's Wright!"  Photoplay n.22 (Jan. 1943): 44+.
  • Service, Faith.  "Can an average girl succeed in the movies?"  Silver Screen 14.1 (Nov. 1943): 24+.
  • Churchill, Edward.  "Always Wright."  Movies (Oct. 1944): 36+.
  • "Movie of the Week: The Best Years of Our Lives."  LIFE Magazine (16 Dec. 1946): 71-73.
  • Wilson, Elizabeth.  "Teresa can do no wrong."  Silver Screen 17.3 (Jan. 1947): 61+.
  • Parsons, Louella.  "Cosmopolitan's citation for the best performance of the month."  Cosmopolitan n.122 (Jan. 1947): 99.
  • "Baby and Secrets: No Legs, Please: Teresa Wright's Baby."  Star (16 Sept. 1947).
  • "This Weeks Preview: Enchantment."  Collier's Weekly (11 Dec. 1948): 46, 90.
  • "Goldwyn Releases Teresa Wright, Star."  The New York Times (16 Dec. 1948): 39.
  • Cooke, Alistair.  "Human Rights in Hollywood: An Actress Kicks."  Star (17 Dec. 1948).
  • "Goldwyn-Wright Affray."  The New York Times (19 Dec. 1948): II 5.
  • Mida, Massimo.  "Galleria: Teresa Wright."  Cinema 4.53 (30 Dec. 1950): 374.
  • "Teresa Wright Wants Divorce."   Star (5 March 1952).
  • "Claire Sills."  TV Mirror (Sept. 1972).
  • Cotton, J.V.  "Les Immortels du Cinéma: Teresa Wright, en direct de la vie quotidienne..." Cine-Revue 58.52 (28 Dec. 1978): 23.
  • Brown, Joe.  "Teresa Wright: The Ingenue from New Jersey."  The Washington Post (10 Nov. 1982): C7.
  • Gefen, Pearl Sheffy.  "Oscar-winner Wright returning to screen in Toronto."  The Toronto Star (18 June 1988): K6.
  • "Return of Teresa Wright Graces PBS."  The Chicago Tribune (8 Oct. 1987): 19.
  • Brown, Joe.  "At the Folger, The Wright Stuff."  The Washington Post (11 Dec. 1987): N11.
  • "A Genius for Decency."  Film Comment (Sept./ Oct. 1990): 18-19.
  • Green, Blake.  "A Granny Who Really Gets Around."  Newsday (13 Nov. 1991): II 59.
  • "Reeling in the Years: Septuagenarian Actress Teresa Wright Is To Come To Scotland To Recall A Life Working With Hollywood's Best."  Scotland on Sunday (7 July 1996): 8.
  • "A Fox No-one Could Snare."  The Herald (Glascow) (20 Aug. 1996): 15.
  • "Uneven Coppola movie gets one thing Wright."  Ottowa Citizen (27 Nov. 1997): G6.
  • "Teresa Wright returns to movies in "The Rainmaker"."  The Associated Press (26 Dec. 1997).
  • "WHATEVER. Movies. Teresa Wright-- actress."  The Los Angeles Times (28 Dec. 1997): 29.
  • Thomas, Bob.  "Still warming hearts after five decades."  The Toronto Star (2 January 1998): D10.
  • Thomas, Bob.  "Return for the lady who never retired." Associated Press (30 January 1998).
  • Robinson, Ray.  "Becoming a Yankee Fan, By Way of Hollywood: Actress Tied to Gehrig's Legacy Grows Fond of the Game."  The New York Times (4 July 1999): VIII 11.
  • Francis, Bill.  "Oscar winner attends Gehrig Event at Hall."  The Freeman's Journal (5 May 2000): 10-11.
  • Osborne, Robert.  "Best years of Wright saluted in grand fete."  The Hollywood Reporter (28 Nov. 2000).


  • International Motion Picture Almanac (1941-42).
  • Cue 10.36 (6 Sept 1941): 3.
  • Theatre Arts (Nov. 1941): 790.
  • Cine-Mundial (Oct. 1942): 469.
  • Movie Life (Oct. 1942): cover.
  • Modern Screen (Dec. 1942): 19.
  • Screenland (Mar. 1947): 47.
  • Picturegoer 18.732 (26 Mar. 1949): 15.
  • Flair (July 1950): 16.
  • Star (22 Sept. 1950).
  • Theatre Arts (Apr. 1952): 15.
  • TV Star Parade (Oct. 1954): 63.


  • "Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film" (Universal Studios Home Video, 2000).
  • "Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius" (Universal TV, 1999).
  • "The Best Years of Our Lives: Interviews with Teresa Wright and Virginia Mayo" (HBO Home Video, 1997).
  • "All aboard: riding the rails of American film" (American Movie Classics, 1993).
  • "Diamonds on the Silver Screen" (American Movie Classics, 1992).

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