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Also Known As: Died: May 30, 2015
Born: Cause of Death: Complications from chest infection
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: costume designer


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 The People Next Door (1970) Gerrie Mason
 The Split (1968) Gladys
 Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) Alison Langdon
 Harper (1966) Betty Fraley
 You're a Big Boy Now (1966) Miss Thing
 The Haunting (1963) Eleanor Vance
 Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Grace Miller
 East of Eden (1955) Abra
 The Member of the Wedding (1953) Frances "Frankie" Addams


Lord Klee ( 2007-06-15 )


Harris was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Elsie L. and William P. Harris. She lives in Chatham, Cape Cod. 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. 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. She has also appeared in such seminal films as East of Eden, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Requiem for a Heavyweight. Harris appeared as the star of The Haunting, director Robert Wise's 1963 screen adaptation of a novel by Shirley Jackson. Production took place starting in October, 1962, at MGM Borehamwood studios, with location work near Stratford-upon-Avon. 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 Last of Mrs. Lincoln in the film version, which appeared in 1976. 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. Her Broadway credits include The Playboy of the Western World, Macbeth, The Member of the Wedding, I Am a Camera, A Shot in the Dark, Skyscraper, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Forty Carats, The Belle of Amherst, The Glass Menagerie, and The Gin Game. Besides her Academy Award nomination and her Tony Awards, Harris has won three Emmy Awards and has been nominated eleven times. On December 5, 2005, she was named a Kennedy Center Honoree, along with singer Tony Bennett, ballerina Suzanne Farrell, singer Tina Turner, and actor Robert Redford. 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. She has found happiness in her life's work, and we thank her for sharing that happiness with the whole world." 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, and for which younger audiences are perhaps most familiar with her. 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 Actor's Theater. She has also done extensive voice over work for documentary maker Ken Burns. Harris has survived breast cancer, a bad fall requiring surgery, and a stroke.

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