Harris, Julie

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Harris, Julie Gender: F
Julia Ann Harris
born on 2 December 1925 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, 42n23, 82w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°48' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°25 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°23'

Julie Harris


American actress whose stage prominence began in 1945 and earned her five Tony awards out of a record ten nominations, with periodic ventures into movies and television. Broadway credits are upward of 30, but TV brought her the widest fame with her seven-year stint as LiliMae Clements in "Knots Landing," which ran from 1981 to 1987. She was also a Grammy Award winner and a three time Emmy Award winner.

The product of a happy childhood, she grew up in Grosse Point, Michigan, the daughter of a well-off investment banker and his wife, a trained nurse. She studied for a year at Yale before making her Broadway bow in 1945 in "It's a Gift," which lasted a few weeks. She hit it big in 1950 with the role of Frankie Addams, the motherless 12-year-old tomboy in Carson McCullers' "The Member of the Wedding." She then came back two seasons later as Sally Bowles in "I Am a Camera," the non-musical forerunner to "Cabaret."

Her movie debut reprised the Addams role in "The Member of the Wedding" in 1952, and merited an Oscar nomination. Over the decades, her stage roles have ranged from Joan of Arc in "The Lark," 1955 to Mary Todd Lincoln in "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln." In 1977, she played Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," which she said was her favorite role.

Harris' film work, though less frequent, included "East of Eden," 1955, "Requiem for a Heavyweight," 1962, "The Haunting," 1963 and "Reflections in a Golden Eye," 1967. She did a number of real-life stage portraits that include Charlotte Bronte in "Bronte," Isak Dinesen in "Lucifer's Child" and James Joyce's wife, Nora, in "Is He Still Dead?"

Her planned 1999 projects were "Winter," "Amber Patches," "Scent of the Roses" and a new production called "Staying on Alone," in which she portrayed Alice B. Toklas, yet another real-life character for her gallery.

Harris was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1979, received the National Medal of Arts in 1994, and the 2002 Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

Harris married and divorced three times, to Jay Julien, 1946-1954, with whom she had a son; Manning Gurian, 1954-1967; and Walter Carroll, 1977-1982. When not on Broadway or on the road, she lived in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

A breast cancer survivor, she suffered a severe fall requiring surgery in 1999, a stroke in 2001, and a second stroke in 2010. Julie Harris died on 24 August 2013 of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts. She was 87.

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  • associate relationship with Dean, James (born 8 February 1931). Notes: Co-stars in 1955 film "East of Eden"
  • compare to chart of Lansbury, Angela (born 16 October 1925). Notes: Winners of 5 Tony Awards each
  • role played of/by Anthony, Susan B. (born 15 February 1820). Notes: Voiced in 1999 TV documentary "Not for Ourselves Alone"
  • role played of/by Boom, Betsie ten (born 19 August 1885). Notes: 1975 film "The Hiding Place"
  • role played of/by Bronte, Charlotte (born 21 April 1816). Notes: 1988 play and 1983 film "Bronte"
  • role played of/by Dickinson, Emily (born 10 December 1830). Notes: 1976 Broadway play and 1976 TV movie "The Belle of Amherst"
  • role played of/by Dinesen, Isak (born 17 April 1885). Notes: 1991 play and 1995 TV movie "Lucifer's Child"
  • role played of/by Joan of Arc (born 6 January 1412 Jul.Cal. (15 Jan 1412 greg.)). Notes: 1957 TV movie "The Lark"
  • role played of/by Lincoln, Mary Todd (born 13 December 1818). Notes: 1972-1973 Broadway play and 1976 TV movie "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln"
  • role played of/by Taft, Helen (born 2 June 1861). Notes: 1979 TV miniseries "Backstairs at the White House"


  • Work : New Career 1945 in Manhattan (Broadway debut, "It's A Gift")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1946 (First marriage, Jay Julien)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1950 (Play, "The Member of the Wedding")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1952 (Film debut, "The Member of the Wedding")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1954 (Second marriage, Manning Gurian)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (Play, "The Lark")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (Film, "East of Eden")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1962 (Film, "Requiem for a Heavyweight")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1963 (Film, "The Haunting")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 (Film, "Reflections in a Golden Eye")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 (Play, "The Belle of Amherst")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1977 (Third marriage, Walter Carroll)
  • Work : Prize 1979 (American Theatre Hall of Fame)
  • Work : New Job 1981 (TV series, "Knots Landing")

Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Dad well-off banker)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Good (Happy childhood)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (30+ Broadway credits)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (TV Series, "Knott's Landing")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Three)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (American Theatre)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Nominated)
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Five)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women