|Robert H. Harris|
Character actor Robert H. Harris amassed 116 credits during his lengthy career, and was one of those ever-reliable players that always gave a solid and interesting performance.
Although he appeared in quite a few movies, most of Harris' credits were for television work. He appeared on every television series of note in the fifties and sixties and afterward. and co-starred on The Court of Last Resort for its single season.
Particularly notable television appearances were as a fortune hunter in "Love Me to Death" on Peter Gunn and "The Case of the Purple Woman" on Perry Mason.. In one episode of that series, he was one of the most sympathetic murderers you ever saw.
He had notable roles in such films as Valley of the Dolls, The George Raft Story, and The Big Caper, and was especially good in Mirage. The only film he starred in was How to Make a Monster. and he lent a note of class to the proceedings.
Harris also appeared on the stage in everything from Richard III to Eugene O'Neill to the musical Foxy and indeed was in dozens of productions over the years.
Like many a fine character actor, Harris was sometimes the best thing in a poor production, and his presence added luster to a superior one.