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)