Cynthia Harris
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Cynthia Harris appeared as Mrs. Layton, the amorous, sex-starved wife of Mr. Layton, Larry's boss, who tries to come on to Jack, who moves in with them as their new cook in the episode "Jack Moves Out" in Season 3.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1934-08-09) August 9, 1934 (age 83)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Career/Family Information
Film, stage and TV actress
Years active: 1963-present
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company
Character played: Mrs. Layton in the episode "Jack Moves Out" in Season 3
Three's Company Script

Cynthia Harris (born August 9, 1934, New York City, New York) appeared as Mrs. Layton, the sex-starved wife of Mr. Layton, Larry's boss at the used car lot where he works, who covetously and amorously chases Jack in the episode of Three's Company titled "Jack Moves Out" in Season 3.

film and television actress. She is best known for her role as "Sylvia Buchman", Jamie Buchman's overbearing mother-in-law on Mad About You. She has appeared in many television series and TV movies, such as Archie Bunker's Place, the ABC-TV daytime soap opera All My Children, and in the classic drama, Edward and Mrs. Simpson as the Duchess of Windsor. For almost two decades, she played "Mrs. B." in television advertisements for the now-defunct department store chain Bradlees.

Cynthia is perhaps best recognized to television viewers for her guest roles on Three's Company, L.A. Law (1986), the TV adaptation of the Broadway play Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978), Mad About You (1992). She made her Broadway debut in 1963. In 1971, she appeared on Broadway in the Landmark Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical, "Company". She is a founding member and co-artistic director of The Actor's Company Theatre. In 1978, she received a BAFTA nomination for her performance as "Wallis Simpson" in Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978).

Harris is also one of the co-artistic directors for the off-Broadway company The Actors Company Theatre. She has appeared in numerous plays with them, including Home, Bedroom Farce and Lost in Yonkers.

Selected filmographyEdit

  • Rescue Me (2004)
  • The Geena Davis Show (2000)
  • An American Daughter (2000)
  • Now and Again (1999)
  • All My Children (1970)
  • Mad About You (1993) - recurring role
  • The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
  • The Ann Jillian Show (1989)
  • Kate & Allie (1989)
  • Three Men and a Baby (1987)
  • L.A. Law (1987)
  • Quincy, M.E. (1982)
  • Archie Bunker's Place (1981)
  • Hart to Hart (1980)
  • Edward and Mrs. Simpson (1978)
  • Laverne & Shirley (1979)
  • Three's Company (1979)
  • The Bob Newhart Show (1975)
  • Up the Sandbox (1972)

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