- 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.
- 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
- 1956, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Nominee
- 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special: Nominee
- 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Winner
- 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
- 1956, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
- 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 1956, Emmy — Best Actress-Single Performance: Nominee
- 1991, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
- 1962, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
- 1966, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
- 1973, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Winner
- 1952, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 1974, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): Nominee
- 2002, Tony — Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award: Winner
- 1997, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
- 1969, Tony — Actress (Dramatic): 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
- Manning Gurian — Ex-husband
- Jay Julian — Ex-husband
- Walter Carroll — Ex-husband
- Peter Gurian — Son
- William Pickett Harris — Father
- Elsie L. Harris — Mother
- Attended Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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