Julie Harris dead
WAQUOIT, MA - AUGUST 6: Actresses Julie Harris at a Garden Party entitled 'Russian Tea with Cape Cod Women in the Arts', a benefit for the Boch Center for the Performing Arts on August 6, 2002 in Waquoit, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stephen Rose/Getty Images)
WEST CHATHAM, MA- Julie Harris died at the age of 87. She suffered from congestive heart failure and died at her home in West Chatham, Mass., on Saturday.
Harris was a five-time Tony Award inner, including the special lifetime achievement award she won in 2002. She died with long-time friend and fellow actress Francesca James by her side. James stated that Harris “was, really, the greatest influence in my life.” They had been friends for close to 50 years. Harris suffered a stroke in 2001 and later in 2010 before her death.
Harris worked her entire life in plays and in Broadway shows and more recently in TV shows, movies and doing voice over work.
Harris appeared in plays such as "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln" in 1972, "The Member of the Wedding" in 1950, "The Lark" in 1955 and in "Forty Carats" in 1968. As far as television and movies Harris is known for her parts in the soap opera "Knots Landing," and the films "East of Eden" in 1955, "Requiem for a Heavyweight" in 1962, "The Haunting" in 1963 and "Reflections of a Golden Eye" in 1967.
She won Tony Awards for her parts in "I am a Camera," "The Lark," "Forty Carats," and "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln" and received an Academy Award nomination for the film adaptation of "The Member of the Wedding."