Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Julie Harris, One of the Greatest Actresses of All Time, Dies at 87


Julie Harris has passed away at age 87. She won 5 Tony awards, 3 Emmys, and a Grammy. The 3 Emmys came from 9 nominations. She had one Oscar nomination in 1953. She was known for playing “The Belle of Amherst” on Broadway as well as for a long, memorable run on the nighttime soap “Knots Landing.” She was awarded a 2002 Lifetime Achievement award from the Tonys, and a Kennedy Center honor. According to Wikipedia she was married three times, and had one son. The announcement of her death came from long time friend, actress and producer Francesca James. Harris had been failing health for some years. I’ve no doubt the lights of Broadway houses will be dimmed this week for Julie Harris, and that she will be remembered at the Emmy Awards on September 22nd. She was one of our greatest actresses. RIP.

the whole “The Belle of Amherst”:

“East of Eden”

Knots Landing (starts at 2:00)

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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