Julie Harris, celebrated stage, TV and film actress, died this weekend.
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.
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.
Perhaps best known for her incredible theatrical career, spanning six decades, Harris acted in some of the most famous productions of the 20th century, including The Member of the Wedding (1950), The Lark (1955), Forty Carats (1968) and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1972). In 2002, she received a sixth Tony Award for lifetime achievements, making her a six-time laureate of the award.
The decade was a rocky one for the actress personally, with her having suffered two strokes – one in 2001 and one in 2010. According to actress and family friend Francesca James, via USA Today, it was a congestive heart failure that took Harris’ life in the end. The actress died at her West Chatham, Mass. Home.
She leaves behind a collection of memorable roles.