This charming stage-trained comedy specialist had an intermittent but once beguiling screen career dating back to the mid-1960s. Long a critic's darling, Harris convinces as scatterbrained characters with endearing child-like qualities. This aptitude made her, for a time, something of a thinking man's Goldie Hawn. Harris made her film debut as social worker Sandra Markowitz (her real name) in the feature version of Herb Gardner's play "A Thousand Clowns" (1966). Her performances often garnered far better notices than the films that framed them. Harris' reprisal of her off-Broadway role as what VARIETY called a "nymphet chippie" in "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" (1967) was deemed the film's only saving grace in some circles. As a late arriving love interest of discontented rock star Dustin Hoffman in "Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?" (1971), Harris fared better than the star and received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her efforts. British culture mag TIME OUT deemed the "delightful" Harris "wasted" as the married old flame of lecherous film producer Walter Matthau in a segment of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" (1971), but she fared well opposite a cranky Jack Lemmon in the James Thurber-inspired "The War Between Men and Women" (1972).