Julie Harris

Julie Harris

Performer

Julie Harris, a towering figure of the American theatre in the decades following World War II, who created several iconic stage roles — collecting five Tony Awards along the way — died Aug. 24 2013 in West Chatham, MA. The cause was congestive heart failure. She was 87.

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  • Born: Dec 2, 1925 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Death: Aug 24, 2013 in West Chatham, MA

Roles (52)

The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997 The Gin Game (1997)
Opened Apr 20, 1997
  • as Fonsia Dorsey (Original)
The Gin Game - Opening Night
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The Glass Menagerie Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1994 The Glass Menagerie (1994)
Opened Nov 15, 1994
  • as The Mother (Amanda Wingfield) (Original)
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The 47th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards - 1993 (1993)
Opened Jun 6, 1993
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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Lucifers Child Playbill - Apr 1991 Lucifer's Child (1991)
Opened Apr 4, 1991
  • as Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen (Original)
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The 39th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards - 1985 (1985)
Opened Jun 2, 1985
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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The 35th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards - 1981 (1981)
Opened Jun 7, 1981
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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Mixed Couples Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1980 Mixed Couples (1980)
Opened Dec 28, 1980
  • as Clarice (Original)
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Break a Leg Playbill - April 1979 Break a Leg (1979)
Opened Apr 29, 1979
  • as Gertie Kessel (Original)
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The 32nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978 (1978)
Opened Jun 4, 1978
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
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The Belle of Amherst Playbill - April 1976 The Belle of Amherst (1976)
Opened Apr 28, 1976
  • as Mary Lyon (Original)
  • as James Francis Billings (Original)
  • as Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (Original)
  • as Charles Wadsworth (Original)
  • as Austin Dickinson (Original)
  • as Uriah Crowell (Original)
  • as Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Original)
  • as Susan Gilbert Dickinson (Original)
  • as Maggie Maher (Original)
  • as Lavinia Dickinson (Original)
  • as Jennie Hitchcock (Original)
  • as Emily Norcross Dickinson (Original)
  • as Edward Dickinson (Original)
  • as Buffy (Original)
  • as Abby Wood (Original)
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
2005 Career Achievement Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Play Lucifer's Child Nominee
1973 Outstanding Actress in a Play The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Winner
Theatre World
1949 Theatre World Award Sundown Beach Winner
Tony Award
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
1997 Actress in a Play The Gin Game Nominee
1991 Actress in a Play Lucifer's Child Nominee
1977 Actress in a Play The Belle of Amherst Winner
1974 Actress in a Play The Au Pair Man Nominee
1973 Actress in a Play The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Winner
1969 Actress in a Play Forty Carats Winner
1966 Actress in a Musical Skyscraper Nominee
1964 Actress in a Play Marathon '33 Nominee
1956 Actress in a Play The Lark Winner
1952 Actress in a Play I Am a Camera Winner