Julie Harris

  • Birth Name: Julia Ann Harris
  • Birth Place: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
  • Died: August 24, 2013
  • Profession: Actor
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  • 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
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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