Harris in a photo taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1952
|Born||Julia Ann Harris|
December 2, 1925
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jay Julian (1946-1954)|
Manning Gurian (1954-1967)
Walter Carroll (1977-1982)
Julie Harris (born December 2, 1925) is a American stage, screen, and television actress. Julie Harris (born 1921 is an Academy Award -winning British Costume designer Born in London, Harris began Carl Van Vechten ( June 17, 1880 &ndash December 21, 1964) was an American Writer and Photographer who was a Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Grosse Pointe is a wealthy suburban city bordering Detroit in Wayne County in the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She has won five Tony Awards and three Emmy Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. She is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. The American Theatre Hall of Fame in New York City was founded in 1971 by Earl Blackwell, Gerard Oestreicher, James M
Harris's screen debut was in 1952 in The Member of the Wedding, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. The Member of the Wedding is a 1946 Novel by Southern writer Carson McCullers. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS to That same year, she won her first Best Actress Tony for originating the role of Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera, the stage version of Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin (later musicalized as Cabaret). I Am a Camera was a 1951 play by John Van Druten, inspired by Christopher Isherwood 's The Berlin Stories. Christopher Isherwood ( August 26, 1904 &ndash January 4, 1986) was an Anglo-American Novelist. Goodbye to Berlin is a short novel by Christopher Isherwood. It is often published together with Mr Cabaret is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. She repeated that role in the 1955 film version of I Am a Camera. She also appeared in such seminal films as East of Eden, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Requiem for a Heavyweight. East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on part of the 1952 novel of the same name by US author John Requiem for a Heavyweight was originally a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the Live television show Playhouse 90
Horror film fans remember Harris as the ethereal Eleanor Lance in The Haunting, director Robert Wise's 1963 screen adaptation of a novel by Shirley Jackson, now considered a classic of the horror genre. The Haunting is a 1963 horror film directed by Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House Robert Wise ( September 10, 1914 &ndash September 14, 2005) was an American sound effects editor film editor and Academy The year 1963 in film involved some significant events Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr Shirley Jackson ( December 14, 1916, San Francisco California - August 8, 1965, Bennington Vermont) was an influential Another cast member recalled Harris maintaining a social distance from the other actors while not on set, later explaining that she had done so as a method of emphasizing the alienation from the other characters experienced by her character in the film.
She reprised her Tony-winning role as Mary Todd Lincoln in 1973's play The Last of Mrs. Lincoln in the film version, which appeared in 1976. Mary Ann Todd Lincoln ( December 13, 1818 &ndash July 16, 1882) was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham The Last of Mrs Lincoln is a play by James Prideaux. It depicts the final seventeen years of Mary Todd Lincoln 's life following her husband's Assassination Another noteworthy film appearance was in the World War II drama The Hiding Place (1975). World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Hiding Place is a 1975 film based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Corrie ten Boom recounting her and her family's experiences
Harris has received more Tony Award nominations (ten) and wins (five) than any other performer and in 1966 won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented The Sarah Siddons Society is an American Non-profit organization founded in 1952 by prominent Chicago Theatre patrons with the goal Note on spelling While most Americans use "er" (as per American spelling conventions the majority of venues performers and trade groups for live theatre use "re Her Broadway credits include The Playboy of the Western World, Macbeth, The Member of the Wedding, A Shot in the Dark, Skyscraper, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Forty Carats, The Glass Menagerie, and The Gin Game. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located The Playboy of the Western World is a three-act play written by Irish Playwright J Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare 's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written some time between The Member of the Wedding is a 1946 Novel by Southern writer Carson McCullers. A Shot in the Dark is a Comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in the Pink Panther series Skyscraper is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Sammy Cahn, and music by Jimmy Van Heusen. And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little is an American play written by Paul Zindel and published by Dramatists Play Services. Forty Carats is a play by Jay Allen. Adapted from the French original by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy the Comedy revolves around The Glass Menagerie is a play by Tennessee Williams that was originally written as a screenplay for MGM, to whom Williams was contracted The Gin Game is a two-person two-act play by DL Coburn that premiered at American Theater Arts in Hollywood in September 1976 directed by Kip Niven
Of particular note is her Tony-winning performance in The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman play (written by William Luce and directed by Charles Nelson Reilly) based on the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson. The Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play by William Luce. Based on the life of Emily Dickinson from 1845-1886 and set in her Amherst Massachusetts She first performed the play in 1976 and subsequently appeared in other solo shows, including Luce's Bronte.
On television, she is known for her role as Lilimae Clements on the soap opera Knots Landing, a role she played as a recurring character from 1980 to 1981 and as a series regular from 1981 to 1987. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Knots Landing is a Primetime Television Soap opera that aired for 14 seasons from December 27 1979 to May 13 For her television work, Harris has won three Emmy Awards and has been nominated eleven times.
On December 5, 2005, she was named a Kennedy Center Honoree. The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F At a White House ceremony, President George W. Bush remarked, "It's hard to imagine the American stage without the face, the voice, and the limitless talent of Julie Harris. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. She has found happiness in her life's work, and we thank her for sharing that happiness with the whole world. "
She continues to work - recently narrating five historical documentaries by Christopher Seufert and Mooncusser Films, as well as being active as a director on the board of the independent Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Christopher Seufert (1967-) is a documentary film producer and director, and photographer based in Boston Massachusetts Mooncusser Films LLC is the film and video production company founded by documentary producer/director Christopher Seufert. Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.  She has also done extensive voice work for documentary maker Ken Burns. Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29 1953) is an American director and producer of Documentary films known for his style of making use of archival
Harris was born Julia Ann Harris in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the daughter of Elsie L. Grosse Pointe is a wealthy suburban city bordering Detroit in Wayne County in the U (née Smith), a nurse, and William Pickett Harris, an investment banker.  She graduated from Grosse Pointe Country Day School, a school that later merged with two others to form University Liggett School. University Liggett School (ULS is a private secular school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, United States: a suburb of Detroit. She lives in Chatham, Cape Cod. Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Cape Cod (or simply the Cape to most New Englanders is a Peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County Massachusetts and forming the easternmost She is thrice divorced and has one son, Peter Gurian. She was a friend to the late illustrator Edward Gorey and neighbor to the late Shirley Booth, whom she visited frequently. Edward St John Gorey ( ca February 22, 1925 &ndash April 15, 2000) was an American Writer and Artist Shirley Booth ( August 30 1898 – October 16 1992) was an American Actress.
Harris has survived breast cancer, a bad fall requiring surgery, and a stroke. Breast cancer is a Cancer that starts in the cells of the Breast in women and men
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