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Old 08-25-2013, 12:38 AM
Julie Harris RIP

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/...is-dies-at-87/

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Broadway star Julie Harris, who over her career won five Tony Awards for best actress in a play, has died at age 87.

Harris passed away of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass., according to the Associated Press.

Her career in theater spanned some 60 years and included performances in such productions as “The Member of the Wedding” (1950), “The Lark” (1955), “The Last of Mrs. Lincoln” (1972), and “The Belle of Amherst” (1976). She won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording for the audio recording of “The Belle of Amherst.”

She also appeared in the TV soap “Knots Landing,” on the sci-fi series “The Outer Limits” and opposite James Dean in the movie “East of Eden” (1955). She won three primetime Emmys for her work, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the 1952 movie ” The Member of the Wedding.”

She was given a special lifetime achievement Tony Award in 2002.

In his autobiography, “Elia Kazan: A Life,” the director of “East of Eden” wrote of Dean and Harris that “I doubt that Jimmy would ever have got through ‘East of Eden’ except for an angel on our set. Her name was Julie Harris, and she was goodness itself with Dean, kind and patient and everylastingly sympathetic. She would adjust her performance to whatever the new kid did.”

She was great in Requiem For A Heavyweight, Member Of The Wedding, and of course, East Of Eden. I even loved her in The Dark Half.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:28 AM
Best in Marty playing a dog alongside Borgnine

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