R.I.P. Julie Harris

Veteran stage, TV and film actress Julie Harris passed away Saturday. She was 87. Harris died of congestive heart failure at home in West Chatham, Massachusetts, per NYT. The celebrated performer best known for her long and highly decorated Broadway career won five Tony Awards, three Emmys, and one Grammy over five decades in showbiz – narrowly missing the elusive EGOT with her 1953 Best Actress Oscar nomination for Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding, her first screen role. Onstage Harris originated the role of Sally Bowles in 1951’s I Am a Camera and starred in a subsequent 1955 film adaptation, which in turn inspired the musical and Liza Minnelli pic Cabaret. Harris starred opposite James Dean in East of Eden, with Paul Newman in Harper, and in Robert Wise’s The Haunting while acting steadily in theater and television through the 1960s and 1970s. (more…)

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