Julie Harris

Actor
A Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actress and an Academy Award nominee, Julie Harris distinguished herself early in her diverse career a model for perseverance in the American entertainment industry. Though she made her ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1925 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

The Way Back Home 2015 (Movie)

Jo McMillen (Actor)

The Golden Boys 2009 (Movie)

Melodeon Player (Actor)

Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Legends 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Calista Flockhart 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank Lloyd Wright 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Bad Manners 1998 (Movie)

Professor Harper (Actor)

Beyond the Pale 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The First of May 1998 (Movie)

Carlotta (Actor)

Gentle Into the Night 1997 (Movie)

Marta (Actor)

The Christmas Tree 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The West 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Carried Away 1996 (Movie)

Joseph's Mother (Actor)

Frank Lloyd Wright 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)

Little Surprises 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Little Surprises 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucifer's Child 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Lincoln's Insanity File 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Ruth Orkin: Frames of Life 1994 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Knots Landing 1979 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing Block Party 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Tony Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Dark Half 1993 (Movie)

Reggie Delesseps (Actor)

Housesitter 1992 (Movie)

Edna Davis (Actor)

Anthony Quinn 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Congress 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

Too Good to Be True 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Gorillas in the Mist 1988 (Movie)

Roz Carr (Actor)

Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul 1987 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

Bronte 1983 (Movie)

Charlotte Bronte (Actor)

Brooklyn Bridge 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

The Gift 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Backstairs at the White House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Prostitute 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stubby Pringle's Christmas 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bell Jar 1978 (Movie)

Mrs Greenwood (Actor)

The Family Holvak 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Voyage of the Damned 1976 (Movie)

Alice Feinchild (Actor)

The Greatest Gift 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Evil Touch 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hiding Place 1974 (Movie)

Betsie (Actor)

Ed Sullivan's Broadway 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Home For the Holidays 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Thicker Than Water 1972 - 1973 (Tv Show)

Actor

The People Next Door 1969 (Movie)

Gerrie Mason (Actor)

The Split 1968 (Movie)

Gladys (Actor)

Anastasia 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Reflections in a Golden Eye 1967 (Movie)

Alison Langdon (Actor)

Harper 1966 (Movie)

Betty Fraley (Actor)

You're a Big Boy Now 1966 (Movie)

Miss Thing (Actor)

Little Moon of Alban 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunting 1963 (Movie)

Eleanor Lance (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

DuPont Show of the Month 1957 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Requiem For a Heavyweight 1961 (Movie)

Grace Miller (Actor)

Johnny Belinda 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Moon of Alban 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lark 1956 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Truth About Women 1957 (Movie)

Helen Cooper (Actor)

The Good Fairy 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

East of Eden 1955 (Movie)

Abra (Actor)

I Am a Camera 1955 (Movie)

Sally Bowles (Actor)

The Member Of The Wedding 1952 (Movie)

Frankie Addams (Actor)

Actors Studio 1948 - 1950 (TV Show)

Actor

A Doll's House (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen Foster (TV Show)

Actor

Forever James Dean (TV Show)

Actor

Grow Old Along With Me (TV Show)

Actor

How Awful About Allan (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Strange (TV Show)

Actor

One Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Single Women, Married Men (TV Show)

Actor

The Annihilator (Movie)

Girl (Actor)

The Christmas Wife (TV Show)

Actor

The Civil War (TV Show)

Voice

The Member of the Wedding (Movie)

Frankie Addams (Actor)

The Woman He Loved (TV Show)

Actor

Thomas Jefferson (TV Show)

Voice

Too Good to Be True (Movie)

(Actor)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (5)

Another Man's Poison (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Holiday Camp (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hotel Sahara (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Value for Money (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

We Are in the Navy Now (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Biography

A Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actress and an Academy Award nominee, Julie Harris distinguished herself early in her diverse career a model for perseverance in the American entertainment industry. Though she made her Broadway debut in the forgotten 1945 flop, "It's a Gift," Harris returned to the Great White Way in a string of critical successes, drawing raves for her lead roles in "The Member of the Wedding" in 1951 and "I Am a Camera" the following year. In Hollywood, Harris coaxed a charismatic but inexperienced James Dean through his film debut in Elia Kazan's "East of Eden" (1955) and later specialized in neurotic older woman roles, from the psychic spinster of "The Haunting" (1964) to the self-mutilating Southern belle of "Reflections in a Golden Eye" (1969). As lead roles in film dried up, Harris dove into work on stage and television, where she recreated several of her theatrical successes, including "The Belle of Amherst" (1976) and "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln" (1976). A diagnosis of breast cancer did not stop Harris from becoming a series regular on the long-running primetime soap opera "Knots Landing" (CBS, 1979-1993), nor did a stroke in 2001 keep the elderly actress from plying her trade by sculpting her characterizations around her physical limitations. Awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 1994, Harris was also the recipient of a 2002 Tony Award for lifetime achievement and a 2005 citation from the Kennedy Center for contributions to American culture through the performing arts. Julie Harris died at the age of 87 in August 2013.

Relationships

Peter Alston Gurian

Son

Walter Carroll

Husband
married on April 26, 1977 divorced in 1982

Manning Gurian

Husband
married on October 21, 1954 divorced in 1967

William Harris

Father

Elsie Harris

Mother

Jay Julien

Husband
married in August 1946 divorced in July 1954

EDUCATION

Perry-Mansfield School of the Dance and Theatre

Colorado 1941 - 1943

Grosse Point Country Day School

Grosse Point , Michigan 1941

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1944 - 1945
due to the shortage of applicants during WWII, accepted straight out of high school

Miss Hewitt's School

New York , New York

Mary C Wheeler School

Providence , Rhode Island

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

2002

Returned to the public eye as the honoree of "A Tribute to Julie Harris" held at Alice Tully Hall at NYC's Lincoln Center

2001

Toured in the play "Fossils"; suffered stroke while performing in Chicago

2000

Starred in a Cape Cod production of "The Beauty Queen of Leenane"

1997

Earned a record 10th Tony Award nomination for her performance in a revival of "The Gin Game"; later toured in role

1994

Returned to Broadway as Amanda Wingfield in revival of "The Glass Menagerie"

1993

Off-Broadway debut in Timothy Mason's "The Fiery Furnace"

1992

Starred on Broadway in one-woman show "Lucifer's Child", about author Isak Dinesen

1977

Made London debut in the one-woman show "The Belle of Amherst"

1975

Starred in the drama series "The Family Holvak" (NBC)

1973

TV series debut, "Thicker Than Water" (ABC)

1969

First TV-movie, "How Awful About Allan"

1957

Receated stage role in NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "The Lark"

1955

Recreated stage role in film version of "I Am a Camera"

1952

Film debut recreating her stage role as Frankie in Fred Zinnemann's adaptation of "The Member of the Wedding"; won Oscar nomination as Best Actress

1952

Toured US and Canada in "I Am a Camera"

1951

Starred in the Broadway production of "I Am a Camera"; won first of five Tony Awards

1950

Won acclaim portraying a teenager in Carson McCuller's "The Member of the Wedding" on Broadway"

1948

TV debut in "Actors Studio"

1944

Broadway debut, "It's a Gift"

Toured the US in her "The Belle of Amherst"

Toured as Daisy Werthan in Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy"

Played Lilimae, mother of Val (Joan Van Ark) on the CBS primetime soap "Knots Landing"

Headlined the national tour of "Lettice and Lovage"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with British costume designer Julie Harris.

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Harris was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame

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She has received honorary degrees from Mount Holyoke College, Smith Colllege and Ithaca College, among others.

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