Gender
Female
Born
Dec 02, 1925
Grosse Point Park, Michigan, USA
Died
Aug 24, 2013
Chatham, Massachusetts, USA
Performer
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Biography: Julie Ann Harris was born on December 2, 1925, in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan to investment banker William Pickett Harris and nurse Elsie Stivers Smith. She studied for a year at the Yale School of Drama, and then made her first Broadway appearance. She became a company member of The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company in 1983. She married Jay Julien, and then Manning Gurian, with whom she had one child. She then married Walter Carroll.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "East of Eden," "The Haunting," "Gorillas in the Mist," "HouseSitter," "The Dark Half," "Harper," "Reflections in a Golden Eye," "Voyage of the Damned," "The Split," "Crimewave," "The Hiding Place," and "Requiem for a Heavyweight." Television credits include: "Columbo," "Bonanza," "The Love Boat," "The Big Valley," "Match Game 73," "Family Ties," "The Virginian," "The Outer Limits," "Rawhide," and "Daniel Boone."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for "Victoria Regina" in 1962. Primetime Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actress for "Little Moon of Alban" in 1959. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony" in 2000. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1979. Received the National Medal of Arts in 1994. Kennedy Center honoree in 2005.

Trivia:
She continued to work well into her eighties, narrating documentaries and appearing on stage in the summer of 2008 at the Monomoy Theater in Chatham, Massachusetts.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on August 28, 2013.
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  • CREDITS
    The Gin Game (Apr 20, 1997 - Aug 31, 1997)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Fonsia Dorsey]
    PlayRevival
    The Glass Menagerie (Nov 15, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Amanda Wingfield]
    PlayDramaRevival
    Lucifer's Child (Apr 04, 1991 - Apr 27, 1991)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen]
    PlaySoloOriginal
    Mixed Couples (Dec 28, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Clarice]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Break a Leg (Apr 29, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Gertie Kessel]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Belle of Amherst (Apr 28, 1976 - Aug 08, 1976)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, Maggie Maher, Austin Dickinson, James Francis Billings, Abby Wood, Jennie Hitchcock, Uriah Crowell, Edward Dickinson, Mary Lyon, Lavinia Dickinson, Buffy, Susan Gilbert Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Charles Wadsworth, Emily Norcross Dickinson]
    PlaySoloOriginal
    In Praise of Love (Dec 10, 1974 - May 31, 1975)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Lydia Cruttwell]
    PlayOriginal
    The au Pair Man (Dec 27, 1973 - Jan 27, 1974)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Mrs. Rogers]
    PlayOriginal
    The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Dec 12, 1972 - Feb 04, 1973)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Mary Lincoln]
    PlayOriginal
    Voices (Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Claire]
    PlayPlay with musicOriginal
    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Feb 25, 1971 - May 29, 1971)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Anna Reardon]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Forty Carats (Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Ann Stanley]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Skyscraper (Nov 13, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Georgina]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Ready When You Are, C.B.! (Dec 07, 1964 - Feb 13, 1965)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Annie]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Marathon '33 (Dec 22, 1963 - Feb 01, 1964)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [June]
    PlayOriginal
    A Shot in the Dark (Oct 18, 1961 - Sep 22, 1962)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Josefa Lantenay]
    PlayFarce ComedyOriginal
    Little Moon of Alban (Dec 01, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Brigid Mary Mangan]
    PlayOriginal
    The Warm Peninsula (Oct 20, 1959 - Jan 02, 1960)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Ruth Arnold]
    PlayOriginal
    The Country Wife (Nov 27, 1957 - Jan 04, 1958)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Mrs. Margery Pinchwife]
    PlayComedyRevival
    The Lark (Nov 17, 1955 - Jun 02, 1956)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Joan]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Mademoiselle Colombe (Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Colombe]
    PlayOriginal
    I Am a Camera (Nov 28, 1951 - Jul 12, 1952)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Sally Bowles]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Member of the Wedding (Jan 05, 1950 - Mar 17, 1951)
    • Also Starring: Julie Harris [Frankie Addams]
    PlayOriginal
    Montserrat (Oct 29, 1949 - Dec 24, 1949)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Felisa]
    PlayOriginal
    Magnolia Alley (Apr 18, 1949 - Apr 23, 1949)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Angel Tuttle]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Young and Fair (Nov 22, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Nancy Gear]
    PlayOriginal
    Sundown Beach (Sep 07, 1948 - Sep 11, 1948)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Ida Mae]
    PlayOriginal
    Macbeth (Mar 31, 1948 - Apr 24, 1948)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Witch]
    PlayTragedyRevival
    Alice in Wonderland (Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [White Rabbit]
    PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
    The Playboy of the Western World (Oct 26, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Nelly]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Oedipus Rex (May 20, 1946 - Jun 22, 1946)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Ensemble]
    PlayTragedyRevival
    King Henry IV, Part II (May 07, 1946 - Jun 22, 1946)
    • Performer: Julie Harris
    PlayHistoryRevival
    It's a Gift (Mar 12, 1945 - Apr 21, 1945)
    • Performer: Julie Harris [Atlanta]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Gin Game (Oct 27, 1998 - May 16, 1999)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Fonsia Dorsey]
    PlayRevival
    Lettice and Lovage (Apr 09, 1992 - Jan 31, 1993)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Lettice Douffet]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Driving Miss Daisy (Sep 13, 1988 - Jun 11, 1989)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Daisy Werthan]
    PlayComedy DramaOriginal
    And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Sep 06, 1971 - Mar 11, 1972)
    • Starring: Julie Harris [Anna Reardon]
    PlayDramaOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

    2002 | Recipient
    Julie Harris
     

    Best Actress in a Play

    1997 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
    Starring: Julie Harris
     

    Best Actress in a Play

    1991 | Nominee  | Lucifer's Child
    Starring: Julie Harris

    Best Actress in a Play

    1977 | Winner  | The Belle of Amherst
    Starring: Julie Harris
     

    Best Actress in a Play

    1974 | Nominee  | The au Pair Man
    Performer: Julie Harris

    Best Actress in a Play

    1973 | Winner  | The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
    Performer: Julie Harris

    Best Actress in a Play

    1969 | Winner  | Forty Carats
    Starring: Julie Harris
     

    Best Actress in a Musical

    1966 | Nominee  | Skyscraper
    Starring: Julie Harris
     

    Best Actress in a Play

    1964 | Nominee  | Marathon '33
    Starring: Julie Harris

    Best Actress in a Play

    1956 | Winner  | The Lark
    Starring: Julie Harris

    Best Actress in a Play

    1952 | Winner  | I Am a Camera
    Starring: Julie Harris

    Drama Desk Award

    Career Achievement Award

    2005 | Winner
    Julie Harris (for her commitment to excellence in theater)
     

    Unique Theatrical Experience

    1976 | Nominee  | The Belle of Amherst
    Starring: Julie Harris

    Outstanding Performance

    1973 | Winner  | The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
    Performer: Julie Harris

    Theatre World

    Award

    1949 | Recipient  | Sundown Beach
    Performer: Julie Harris
The Gin Game (Apr 20, 1997 - Aug 31, 1997)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Fonsia Dorsey]
PlayRevival
The Glass Menagerie (Nov 15, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Amanda Wingfield]
PlayDramaRevival
Lucifer's Child (Apr 04, 1991 - Apr 27, 1991)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen]
PlaySoloOriginal
Mixed Couples (Dec 28, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Clarice]
PlayComedyOriginal
Break a Leg (Apr 29, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Gertie Kessel]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Belle of Amherst (Apr 28, 1976 - Aug 08, 1976)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, Maggie Maher, Austin Dickinson, James Francis Billings, Abby Wood, Jennie Hitchcock, Uriah Crowell, Edward Dickinson, Mary Lyon, Lavinia Dickinson, Buffy, Susan Gilbert Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Charles Wadsworth, Emily Norcross Dickinson]
PlaySoloOriginal
In Praise of Love (Dec 10, 1974 - May 31, 1975)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Lydia Cruttwell]
PlayOriginal
The au Pair Man (Dec 27, 1973 - Jan 27, 1974)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Mrs. Rogers]
PlayOriginal
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (Dec 12, 1972 - Feb 04, 1973)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Mary Lincoln]
PlayOriginal
Voices (Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Claire]
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Feb 25, 1971 - May 29, 1971)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Anna Reardon]
PlayDramaOriginal
Forty Carats (Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Ann Stanley]
PlayComedyOriginal
Skyscraper (Nov 13, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Georgina]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ready When You Are, C.B.! (Dec 07, 1964 - Feb 13, 1965)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Annie]
PlayComedyOriginal
Marathon '33 (Dec 22, 1963 - Feb 01, 1964)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [June]
PlayOriginal
A Shot in the Dark (Oct 18, 1961 - Sep 22, 1962)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Josefa Lantenay]
PlayFarce ComedyOriginal
Little Moon of Alban (Dec 01, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Brigid Mary Mangan]
PlayOriginal
The Warm Peninsula (Oct 20, 1959 - Jan 02, 1960)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Ruth Arnold]
PlayOriginal
The Country Wife (Nov 27, 1957 - Jan 04, 1958)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Mrs. Margery Pinchwife]
PlayComedyRevival
The Lark (Nov 17, 1955 - Jun 02, 1956)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Joan]
PlayDramaOriginal
Mademoiselle Colombe (Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Colombe]
PlayOriginal
I Am a Camera (Nov 28, 1951 - Jul 12, 1952)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Sally Bowles]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Member of the Wedding (Jan 05, 1950 - Mar 17, 1951)
  • Also Starring: Julie Harris [Frankie Addams]
PlayOriginal
Montserrat (Oct 29, 1949 - Dec 24, 1949)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Felisa]
PlayOriginal
Magnolia Alley (Apr 18, 1949 - Apr 23, 1949)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Angel Tuttle]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Young and Fair (Nov 22, 1948 - Jan 08, 1949)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Nancy Gear]
PlayOriginal
Sundown Beach (Sep 07, 1948 - Sep 11, 1948)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Ida Mae]
PlayOriginal
Macbeth (Mar 31, 1948 - Apr 24, 1948)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Witch]
PlayTragedyRevival
Alice in Wonderland (Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [White Rabbit]
PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
The Playboy of the Western World (Oct 26, 1946 - Jan 04, 1947)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Nelly]
PlayComedyRevival
Oedipus Rex (May 20, 1946 - Jun 22, 1946)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Ensemble]
PlayTragedyRevival
King Henry IV, Part II (May 07, 1946 - Jun 22, 1946)
  • Performer: Julie Harris
PlayHistoryRevival
It's a Gift (Mar 12, 1945 - Apr 21, 1945)
  • Performer: Julie Harris [Atlanta]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Gin Game (Oct 27, 1998 - May 16, 1999)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Fonsia Dorsey]
PlayRevival
Lettice and Lovage (Apr 09, 1992 - Jan 31, 1993)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Lettice Douffet]
PlayComedyOriginal
Driving Miss Daisy (Sep 13, 1988 - Jun 11, 1989)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Daisy Werthan]
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Sep 06, 1971 - Mar 11, 1972)
  • Starring: Julie Harris [Anna Reardon]
PlayDramaOriginal

Tony Award®

Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

2002 | Recipient
Julie Harris
 

Best Actress in a Play

1997 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Starring: Julie Harris
 

Best Actress in a Play

1991 | Nominee  | Lucifer's Child
Starring: Julie Harris

Best Actress in a Play

1977 | Winner  | The Belle of Amherst
Starring: Julie Harris
 

Best Actress in a Play

1974 | Nominee  | The au Pair Man
Performer: Julie Harris

Best Actress in a Play

1973 | Winner  | The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Performer: Julie Harris

Best Actress in a Play

1969 | Winner  | Forty Carats
Starring: Julie Harris
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1966 | Nominee  | Skyscraper
Starring: Julie Harris
 

Best Actress in a Play

1964 | Nominee  | Marathon '33
Starring: Julie Harris

Best Actress in a Play

1956 | Winner  | The Lark
Starring: Julie Harris

Best Actress in a Play

1952 | Winner  | I Am a Camera
Starring: Julie Harris

Drama Desk Award

Career Achievement Award

2005 | Winner
Julie Harris (for her commitment to excellence in theater)
 

Unique Theatrical Experience

1976 | Nominee  | The Belle of Amherst
Starring: Julie Harris

Outstanding Performance

1973 | Winner  | The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Performer: Julie Harris

Theatre World

Award

1949 | Recipient  | Sundown Beach
Performer: Julie Harris

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