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Jessica Harper Love Thread

Never really became a "star" but still had an amazingly "cool" career.

Started out working with Richard Foreman in avant-garde theater.

Starred in not one but two major cult films: Phantom of Paradise and Dario Argento's Susperia. Not to mention Pennies From Heaven.

Love. Her.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2013

I'd never seen her until Suspiria, or at least I think I'd never seen her, I loved her acting style. I also watched Stardust Memories and didn't recognize her at first and she may have been in Love and Death too, anyway, I like her.

by Anonymousreply 107/22/2012


by Anonymousreply 207/22/2012

Love love love Phantom of the Paradise.

Her voice could be oddly mannish at times. Especially in Shock Treatment.

"Looking for Trade" went over my head as a 13 year old.

by Anonymousreply 307/22/2012

She was bland and not attractive. There's a reason she never became a big star.

by Anonymousreply 407/22/2012

and one of her finest SHOCK moments..

by Anonymousreply 507/22/2012

I've always loved her. She was great in Stardust Memories, as well.

by Anonymousreply 607/22/2012

From PHANTOM: one of her best vocal performances.

No video, though.

by Anonymousreply 707/22/2012

Wasn't she in My Favorite Year as well?

by Anonymousreply 807/22/2012

Sadly, not much love for poor Jessica.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2012

(quote)Wasn't she in My Favorite Year as well?

Yes as well as Woody Allen's "Love And Death", "Stardust Memories" & "Pennies From Heaven". She writes and performs childen music, wrote a cookbook. She's married to Tom Rothman, an exec at 20th Century Fox who does intros to movies on The Fox Movie Channel.

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2012

I will always remember her as Suzy Bannion in the horror classic "Suspiria".

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2012

She was only a so-so actress. I can't believe that she manged to score the little bit of career that she did have.

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2012

She's on Facebook. Seems sweet but has no interest whatsoever in acting anymore. She writes children's books and also published a cookbook a few years ago, The Crabby Cook Cookbook: Recipes and Rants:

"I thought it was high time there was a book that acknowledged that not everybody experiences the joy of cooking, that sometimes cooking for a family on a daily basis can be really irritating! This book, with 135 easy recipes, is for those people, crabby cooks like me! It’s a collection of humor, survival tips and recipes, for the kitchen-challenged!"

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2012

What R13 is trying to say, is that Jessica Harper became a frau.

by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2012

I'm so glad she had a resurgence with Arrested Development.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2012

She is married to a Fox executive. He hosted a showing of "Phantom" on the Fox Movie Channel a few years ago, and after discussing his 1974 crush on her, he then brought her out as his wife. Pretty cool moment.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2012

I think she was ok but miscast in "Shock Treatment". Her voice was too deep for the songs. I was surprised to see how good she was in "Suspiria".

by Anonymousreply 1707/24/2012

She played a Joan Collins type in the short lived Soap Bare Essence. Lee Grant originated the role in the mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2012

She's also in "Inserts" with Richard Dreyfuss, Veronica Cartwright and Bob Hoskins. That is one messed-up film.

by Anonymousreply 1907/24/2012

Well I agree with her about cooking everyday. Very annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2012

More on Jessica Harper, please.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2013

I enjoyed punching her off of a cliff.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2013
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