Jessica Harper


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

American actress-author-composer Jessica Harper was born on October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Eleanor (Emery), a writer, and Paul Church Harper, Jr., a painter who was chairman of the Needham Harper Worldwide advertising agency in NY. Jessica launched her professional acting career soon after graduating from Sarah Lawrence. Drawing on her considerable singing skills, she was an understudy in the Broadway production of the "tribal love" rock musical Hair (1979) -- other understudies included Diane Keaton, Melba Moore, Keith Carradine, Meat Loaf and Cliff De Young, who would later co-star with Harper in Shock Treatment (1981),which also showcased her musical gifts.In the 1970s and 1980s, she developed quite a reputation for herself as a cult actress: her wide-eyed, fresh-faced beauty and air of melancholy made her a unique presence on film. As "Cathy Cake" in the X-rated Inserts (1975), she was arguably the first "serious" American actress to have a truly explicit on-screen sex scene. Other memorable films she appeared in were Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Dario Argento's seminal slasher film Suspiria (1977), and two for Woody Allen: Die letzte Nacht des Boris Gruschenko (1975) and Stardust Memories (1980). Since her appearance in the American remake of Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven (1981) and My Favorite Year (1982), her film career has cooled somewhat (likely as directors didn't know how to use this seemingly fragile, ethereal and always unique talent), though she continues to work steadily in film and on television.Since the 1990s, Harper -- the wife of motion picture executive Tom Rothman -- has developed a second successful career as an author of children's books and as a composer of music for children. She has written four picture books in collaboration with her sister, Lindsay Harper DuPont, including her most recent, "A Place Called Kindergarten". Her debut music CD, "A Wonderful Life" (1994), which won both a Parent's Choice Gold Award and a National Association of Parenting Publications Award, was particularly praised for the lyrics written by Harper. Her other five children's music CDs include "Inside Out" and "Hey, Picasso". - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Jessica Harper’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Jessica Harper on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1974 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Jessica Harper movies released per year from 1975 till 2021.

Top Genres

Jessica Harper works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 35% of Jessica Harper movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Jessica Harper worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Jessica Harper has worked on is 6.7.

6.7 / 10

Jessica Harper's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own unique fourth-wall breaking meta sitcom.

7.7/1030 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

7.3/1092 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

7.3/1099 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

7.3/1091 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

7.2/1089 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Pennies from Heaven (1981)

During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.

6.5/10108 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

Inserts (1975)

A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.

6.3/10117 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

The Evictors (1979)

A young couple, just married, rents a house in a village in Louisiana. But they are not welcome because the inhabitants of the village look upon them with distrust. Meanwhile, in the house ...

5.4/1092 min

Available in 3 platform(s).