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Julie Harris is a Actor and Costume Design American born on 2 december 1925 at Grosse Pointe (USA)

Julie Harris

Julie Harris
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Birth name Julia Ann Harris
Nationality USA
Birth 2 december 1925 at Grosse Pointe (USA)
Death 24 august 2013 (at 87 years) at West Chatham (USA)
Awards National Medal of Arts

Julia Ann "Julie" Harris (December 2, 1925 – August 24, 2013) was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. She is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame and received the 2002 Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.


In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Harris's name and picture.

Harris had lived in West Chatham, Cape Cod for many years until her death. Thrice divorced, she had one son, Peter Gurian. A breast cancer survivor, she suffered a severe fall requiring surgery, a stroke in 2001, and a second stroke in 2010.

Harris died on August 24, 2013, of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts, aged 87. She was survived by her son, Peter Gurian. Ben Brantley, theater critic for The New York Times, considered her "the actress who towered most luminously [...], rather like a Statue of Liberty for Broadway." Alec Baldwin, with whom she appeared in Knots Landing, praised her in a tribute in the Huffington Post. "Her voice was like rainfall. Her eyes connected directly to and channeled the depths of her powerful and tender heart. Her talent, a gift from God."

On August 28, 2013, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights for one minute in honor of Harris.

Best films

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
East of Eden (1955)

Usually with

Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(3 films)
Edna Anhalt
Edna Anhalt
(2 films)
Sally Field
Sally Field
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Julie Harris (45 films)

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The Lightkeepers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern, Blythe Danner, Mamie Gummer, Tom Wisdom, Julie Harris
Roles Mrs. Deacon
Rating56% 2.804512.804512.804512.804512.80451
The film is set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1912. It follows the story of two lighthouse attendants who swear to abstain from women, until two women arrive for their summer vacation.
The Golden Boys
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors David Carradine, Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, John Savage
Roles Melodeon Player
Rating59% 2.9990252.9990252.9990252.9990252.999025
A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive, middle-aged woman into marriage.
Carried Away, 1h49
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Gary Busey, Amy Locane, Julie Harris, Hal Holbrook
Roles Joseph's Mother
Rating62% 3.1480253.1480253.1480253.1480253.148025
Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there is no excitement, even in his long-time relationship with a widow. However, when a 17-year-old beauty enrolls in his class, life takes an unexpected turn. She boards her horse in his barn and she then seduces him. They carry on a furtive relationship which leaves him torn between the passion, and knowing that he is doing something wrong. When her indescretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.
The Christmas Tree, 2h33
Directed by Sally Field
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Julie Harris, Trini Alvarado, Andrew McCarthy, Betty Aberlin, Jessica Hecht, Anne Pitoniak
Roles Sister Anthony
Rating67% 3.388553.388553.388553.388553.38855
A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthon (Julie Harris), and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly (Andrew McCarthy), who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York City for Christmas display.
One Christmas, 1h26
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz, T.J. Lowther, Pat Hingle, Tonea Stewart
Roles Sook
Rating59% 2.9980152.9980152.9980152.9980152.998015
A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiographical short story by Truman Capote.
Scarlett (miniseries), 6h
Directed by John Erman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Joanne Whalley, Timothy Dalton, Stephen Collins, George Grizzard, Sean Bean, Esther Elizabeth Rolle
Roles Eleanor Butler
Rating63% 3.19943.19943.19943.19943.1994
The series begins with Scarlett attending the funeral of Melanie Wilkes, her ex-sister-in-law and rival for Ashley Wilkes' affection, at which her estranged husband, Rhett Butler, is not present. She, heartbroken that he left her, sets out for Tara and is saddened when she learns that Mammy, her mainstay since birth, is dying. When she arrives there, she sends a telegram to notify Rhett about Mammy under the name of Will Benteen (her sister, Suellen's, husband), because she knows that he won't come if he suspects she is there. Before Mammy passes away, she makes him swear to look after "her lamb", Miss Scarlett. He agrees, although he has no intention of honoring the request. After she dies, he and Scarlett have another snipe-filled encounter, which culminates in him leaving and her returning to the Atlanta house, determined to win him back.
One Christmas, 1h26
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, T.J. Lowther, Tonea Stewart, Pat Hingle, Julie Harris
Roles Sook
Rating59% 2.9980152.9980152.9980152.9980152.998015
L'histoire est tirée d'une nouvelle de Truman Capote, s'appuyant sur des réminiscences de son enfance, dans les années 1930. Un garçon de 8 ans, vivant chez sa tante dans l'Alabama rural, est mis à contre-cœur dans un bus, direction la ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans, pour retrouver pour Noël son père, qu'il n'a pas vu depuis des années et qui est un escroc.
The Dark Half, 1h56
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about writers, Serial killer films
Actors Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Rutanya Alda, Chelsea Field
Roles Reggie DeLesseps
Rating59% 2.999852.999852.999852.999852.99985
The author of highbrow literary novels under his own name, Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) is better known for the bestselling suspense-thrillers he writes under the pen name "George Stark". Beaumont wishes to retire the Stark name and symbolically buries Stark in a mock grave.
Housesitter, 1h37
Directed by Frank Oz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Suzanne Whang, Donald Moffat
Roles Edna Davis
Rating61% 3.099373.099373.099373.099373.09937
Newton Davis (Steve Martin) is a struggling architect. After building his dream house for himself and his longtime girlfriend Becky (Dana Delany) in his hometown, he is crushed when she refuses to marry him. He is unable to bring himself to live in the house, and leaves it abandoned and with a debt he cannot afford. Some time later, Newton meets a waitress named Gwen (Goldie Hawn) at a Hungarian restaurant. Believing that she cannot speak English, he spills out his sob story about Becky and the abandoned house. After the restaurant closes for the night, Newton learns she merely pretended to be Hungarian, and can speak English. He walks her home, which turns out to be a few steps away. They end up sleeping together.
The Civil War
Directed by Ken Burns
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films
Actors Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Garrison Keillor, Arthur Miller
Roles Mary Chestnut
Rating89% 4.498764.498764.498764.498764.49876
"La guerre de sécession" est un film documentaire réalisé par l'Américain Ken Burns sur la guerre de Sécession. Le documentaire dure 11 heures, découpé en neuf épisodes. Episode 1 : La cause Episode 2 : L'impasse sanglante Episode 3 : Libres, à jamais Episode 4 : Un meurtre, tout simplement Episode 5 : L’enfer des combats Episode 6 : La vallée de l'ombre de la mort Episode 7 : Terre sanctifiée Episode 8 : La guerre, c'est l'enfer Episode 9 : Les meilleurs anges de notre nature
Gorillas in the Mist, 2h9
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Assassinat, Environmental films, Politique, Films about apes, Political films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, Iain Glen, Iain Cuthbertson, Constantin Alexandrov
Roles Roz Carr
Rating69% 3.499693.499693.499693.499693.49969
Physical therapist Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by the anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. To this end, she writes ceaselessly to him for a job cataloguing and studying the rare mountain gorillas of Africa. With some effort, she manages to convince Leakey of her conviction and devotion to the cause at hand after personally approaching him following a lecture in Louisville, Kentucky, on his part in 1966. Thereafter, Fossey embarks into the Congo, where Leakey and his foundation equip her with the necessary equipment and housing to achieve personal contact with the gorillas, and introduce her to a local animal tracker, Sembagare (John Omirah Miluwi), to assist her in her endeavors. Settling deep in the jungle, Fossey and Sembagare manage to locate a troop of gorillas, but they are ultimately displaced by the events of the Congo Crisis after being forcibly evicted from their research site by Congolese soldiers, who accuse Fossey of being a foreign spy and agitator.