Julie Harris (Performer) | Playbill

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 01, 1925 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Death: Aug 23, 2013 in West Chatham, MA

Roles (52)

The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997 The Gin Game
Opened April 20, 1997
  • as Fonsia Dorsey (Original)
The Gin Game Playbill - April 1997
The Glass Menagerie Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1994 The Glass Menagerie
Opened November 15, 1994
  • as The Mother (Amanda Wingfield) (Original)
The 47th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards - 1993
Opened June 06, 1993
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
Lucifers Child Playbill - Apr 1991 Lucifer's Child
Opened April 04, 1991
  • as Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen (Original)
The 39th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards - 1985
Opened June 02, 1985
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
The 35th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards - 1981
Opened June 07, 1981
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
Mixed Couples Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1980 Mixed Couples
Opened December 28, 1980
  • as Clarice (Original)
Mixed Couples Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1980
Break a Leg Playbill - April 1979 Break a Leg
Opened April 29, 1979
  • as Gertie Kessel (Original)
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1978 The 32nd Annual Tony Awards - 1978
Opened June 04, 1978
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
The Belle of Amherst Playbill - April 1976 The Belle of Amherst
Opened April 28, 1976
  • as Abby Wood (Original)
  • as Austin Dickinson (Original)
  • as Buffy (Original)
  • as Charles Wadsworth (Original)
  • as Edward Dickinson (Original)
  • as Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (Original)
  • as Emily Norcross Dickinson (Original)
  • as James Francis Billings (Original)
  • as Jennie Hitchcock (Original)
  • as Lavinia Dickinson (Original)
  • as Maggie Maher (Original)
  • as Mary Lyon (Original)
  • as Susan Gilbert Dickinson (Original)
  • as Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Original)
  • as Uriah Crowell (Original)
In Praise of Love Playbill - Dec 1974 In Praise of Love
Opened December 10, 1974
  • as Lydia Cruttwell (Original)
The au Pair Man Playbill - Jan 1974 The Au Pair Man
Opened December 27, 1973
  • as Mrs. Rogers (Original)
The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Playbill - Dec 1972 The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Opened December 12, 1972
  • as Mary Lincoln (Original)
Voices Playbill - April 1972 Voices
Opened April 03, 1972
  • as Claire (Original)
Voices Playbill - April 1972
And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little Playbill - Feb 1971 And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
Opened February 25, 1971
  • as Anna Reardon (Original)
Forty Carats Playbill - Dec 1968 Forty Carats
Opened December 26, 1968
  • as Ann Stanley (Original)
Skyscraper Playbill - Nov 1965 Skyscraper
Opened November 13, 1965
  • as Georgina (Original)
Ready When You Are, C.B.! Playbill - Dec 1964 Ready When You Are, C.B.!
Opened December 07, 1964
  • as Annie (Original)
Ready When You Are, C.B.! Playbill - Dec 1964
Marathon '33 Playbill - Dec 1963 Marathon '33
Opened December 22, 1963
  • as June (Original)
A Shot in the Dark Playbill - Oct 1961 A Shot in the Dark
Opened October 18, 1961
  • as Josefa Lantenay (Original)
A Shot in the Dark Playbill - Oct 1961
Little Moon of Alban Playbill - Dec 1960 Little Moon of Alban
Opened December 01, 1960
  • as Brigid Mary Mangan (Original)
The Warm Peninsula Playbill - Opening Night, Oct 1959 The Warm Peninsula
Opened October 20, 1959
  • as Ruth Arnold (Original)
The Country Wife Playbill - Nov 1957 The Country Wife
Opened November 27, 1957
  • as Mrs. Margery Pinchwife (Original)
The Lark Playbill - Nov 1955 The Lark
Opened November 17, 1955
  • as Joan (Original)
Mademoiselle Colombe Playbill - Jan 1954 Mademoiselle Colombe
Opened January 06, 1954
  • as Colombe (Original)
I Am a Camera Playbill - Dec 1951 I Am a Camera
Opened November 28, 1951
  • as Sally Bowles (Original)
The Member of the Wedding Playbill - Jan 1950 The Member of the Wedding
Opened January 05, 1950
  • as Frankie Addams (Original)
Montserrat Playbill - Oct 1949 Montserrat
Opened October 29, 1949
  • as Felisa (Original)
Magnolia Alley Playbill - April 1949 Magnolia Alley
Opened April 18, 1949
  • as Angel Tuttle (Original)
The Young and Fair Playbill - Nov 1948 The Young and Fair
Opened November 22, 1948
  • as Nancy Gear (Original)
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Opened September 07, 1948
  • as Ida Mae (Original)
Macbeth Playbill - April 1948 Macbeth
Opened March 31, 1948
  • as Witch (Original)
Alice in Wonderland Playbill - April 1947 Alice in Wonderland
Opened April 05, 1947
  • as White Rabbit (Original)
The Playboy of the Western World Playbill - Nov 1946 The Playboy of the Western World
Opened October 26, 1946
  • as Nelly (Original)
Oedipus Rex Playbill Oedipus Rex
Opened May 20, 1946
  • as Ensemble (Original)
King Henry IV, Part II Playbill - June 1946 King Henry IV, Part II
Opened May 07, 1946
  • Performer
It's a Gift Playbill - March 1945 It's a Gift
Opened March 12, 1945
  • Performer
  • as Atlanta (Original)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
2005 Career Achievement Winner
1973 Outstanding Performance Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1991 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
1973 Outstanding Actress in a Play Winner
Theatre World Awards
1949 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
1997 Best Actress in a Play Nominee
1991 Best Actress in a Play Nominee
1977 Best Actress in a Play Winner
1974 Best Actress in a Play Nominee
1973 Best Actress in a Play Winner
1969 Best Actress in a Play Winner
1966 Best Actress in a Musical Nominee
1964 Best Actress in a Play Nominee
1956 Best Actress in a Play Winner
1952 Best Actress in a Play Winner
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