Remembering Julie Harris

Julie Harris arrives in Knots LandingBroadway actress and Knots Landing star Julie Harris has died aged 87.

The actress who during her career won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award for best actress, died yesterday (Saturday) at her home in West Chatham, USA.

Fellow actress and friend of Harris, Francesca James, told the press the performer – who starred opposite James Dean in 1955’s  East of Eden – died after recently suffering two strokes.

Harris’s screen debut was in 1952, repeating her Broadway success as teenage girl Frankie in The Member of the Wedding. Later in the year she was the first to play Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera, the character later became a hit for Liza Minnelli when she starred in the reworking of the story as 1972 movie Cabaret. The Bowles role gained Julie her first Best Actress Tony Award.

Her biggest television success was that of free spirited Lilimae Clements in 1980s Dallas spin-off Knots Landing. In the clip below viewers see her debut as Clements in the long running drama.

Julie Harris 1925 – 2013

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7 Replies to “Remembering Julie Harris”

  1. Lilimae is a Knots Landing legend!

    Great to see her in the repeats on Sky at the moment.

    R.I.P lady

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