Julie Harris is a Actor and Costume Design American born on 2 december 1925 at Grosse Pointe (USA)
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Birth name Julia Ann HarrisNationality USABirth 2 december 1925
at Grosse Pointe (USA
)Death 24 august 2013
(at 87 years) at West Chatham (USA
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.