Julie Harris

Julie Harris

Julie Harris Quick Links

News Pictures Film Quotes RSS

Broadway Favourite Julie Harris Passes Away, Aged 87


Julie Harris

Julie Harris, one of the 20th century's great stage and screen actresses, has passed away at the age of 87. The acting great first gained attention working on Broadway in the early 1950's and eventually went on to earn 10 Tony nominations and five wins throughout her time as a stage actress, the joint record for most wins in Tony history. She also went on to earn a plethora of awards for her time as a screen actress, although she will best be remembered as a stage actress.

Julie Harris
Harris leaves behind a legacy as one of the finest actresses of her generation

Her death, which was confirmed by the Associated Press on Sunday (25 August), came in the early hours of Saturday, 24 August, at her home in Chatham, Massachusetts. A Michigan-native, the actress first took to acting in the 1940's and gained her first Broadway break in 1945. Her breakthrough came 5 years later in the hit play The Member of the Wedding, which was eventually adapted for the big screen three years later, with Harris regaining her role as Frankie in the film, earning an Oscar nomination along the way.

Continue reading: Broadway Favourite Julie Harris Passes Away, Aged 87

Julie Harris - American Academy of Dramatic Arts Gala honoring Julie Harris, held at The Plaza Hotel - Inside - New York, NY, United States - Monday 8th February 1993

Julie Harris

Award Winning Actress Julie Harris Dies Aged 87


Julie Harris James Dean

Julie Harris, an award winning American actress, died yesterday at the age of 87. The Michigan-born award winner died at her Chatham, Massachusetts home after suffering from congestive heart failure. Her death was announced by her life-long friend Francesca James to the New York Times

Julie HarrisJulie Harris photographed in 2008 at the The Actors Company Theatre 15th Anniversary Gala in New York. 

Harris was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1925. She was best known for her stage work and her frequent appearances on Broadway. She won five Tony awards for her performances as Mary Todd Lincoln in The Last of Mrs Lincoln; Joan of Arc in The Lark; Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst and for her performance in Forty Carats. These awards were granted during the 1970s, when Harris was juggling both stage and screen roles. Her last award was in 2005 she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Tony award. 

Continue reading: Award Winning Actress Julie Harris Dies Aged 87

The World Of Show Business Mourns The Death Of Five-Time Tony Winner Julie Harris


Julie Harris

Celebrated Hollywood performer Julie Harris died yesterday (Saturday, August 24). During her long and fruitful career, which spanned both stage and screen productions, Harris received five Tony Awards, three Emmys and a Grammy for her work, as well as being nominated for an Oscar.

Julie Harris, Hudson Theatre
Harris continued to be active as an actress and patron well into the 2000s.

On stage, Harris displayed an impressive range, fitting with equal ease into the role of the flamboyant Sally Bowles in I Am The Camera as that of Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst. She lived to be 87.

Continue reading: The World Of Show Business Mourns The Death Of Five-Time Tony Winner Julie Harris

Reflections In A Golden Eye Review


Excellent
Based on a Carson McCullers novella, Reflections in a Golden Eye is a sordid Southern Gothic melodrama that peeks into the bedroom windows of the officers of a rural army base and finds... depravity! With an A-list cast and the leering directorial eye of John Huston, it's lots of dirty fun.

Huston's most interesting decision was to riff off the title and shoot the entire picture in a golden sepia tone with only occasional splashes of color. The print was pulled from theaters when people didn't get it, but on DVD you can see it the way Huston intended, and it's unlike anything you've seen before.

Continue reading: Reflections In A Golden Eye Review

East Of Eden Review


Extraordinary
Elia Kazan's East of Eden packs as powerful a punch today as it must have 50 years ago when it introduced an exciting new star, James Dean, to a wide-eyed audience that had never seen anything quite him before... unless they were Brando fans. This is big moviemaking, with big themes, big performances, big CinemaScope shots, and big, bright "WarnerColor" images. It's the kind of movie that a million Ashton Kutchers and a million Brett Ratners couldn't make in a million years.

John Steinbeck's classic story draws on the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel, the two warring brothers from the Old Testament, and although Cain doesn't slay Abel in this version of the story, he comes close. Dean brings his emotive Method style to the role of Cal Trask, the "bad" son who must compete with his golden boy brother Aron (Richard Davalos) for the love of their cold, Bible-thumping father Adam (Raymond Massey). Together they work a lettuce farm in central California's fertile Salinas Valley. It's 1917, and World War I is raging overseas.

Continue reading: East Of Eden Review

Julie Harris

Julie Harris Quick Links

News Pictures Film Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Julie Harris Movies

Reflections in a Golden Eye Movie Review

Reflections in a Golden Eye Movie Review

Based on a Carson McCullers novella, Reflections in a Golden Eye is a sordid Southern...

East Of Eden Movie Review

East Of Eden Movie Review

Elia Kazan's East of Eden packs as powerful a punch today as it must have...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews