Fast Facts

  • Appeared in the original Broadway productions of The Member of the Wedding and I Am a Camera, and then reprised the roles on the big screen.
  • Played a 12-year-old girl in the film The Member of the Wedding when she was in her 20s.
  • Awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994, a Special Lifetime Achievement Tony in 2002 and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2005.
  • Member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
  • Has done voiceover work for a number of Ken Burns documentaries, including The Civil War and Brooklyn Bridge.
  • After rehabbing from a 2001 stroke, played a stroke victim in The Way Back Home (2006).
  • Has been in more than 18 plays directed by Charles Nelson Reilly.
  • The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild holds an annual Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition, a nationwide contest for unproduced scripts.

Awards

  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Winner
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1962, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1956, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1966, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1973, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1974, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1997, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1969, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1952, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1956, Emmy — Best Actress-Single Performance: Nominee
  • 1955, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
  • 2002, Tony — Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award: Winner
  • 1960, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress: Nominee
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama: Nominee
  • 1977, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 1964, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1959, Emmy — Best Single Performance by an Actress: Winner
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1952, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner

Relationships

  • Elsie L. Harris — Mother
  • Walter Carroll — Ex-husband
  • Peter Gurian — Son
  • William Pickett Harris — Father
  • Jay Julian — Ex-husband
  • Manning Gurian — Ex-husband

College

  • Attended Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Julia Ann Harris
  • Birth Place: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
  • Birthday: December 2, 1925, Sagittarius
  • Died: August 24, 2013
  • Profession: Actor
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