Actress Julie Harris, a luminary of American theater after World War II, nominated for 10 Tonys and winner of five, died in Massachusetts over the weekend, the media reported. She was 87.
Harris had some starring roles in the movies, including one opposite James Dean in "East of Eden" and in "The Member of the Wedding," which won her an Oscar nomination.
She was also cast in the films "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "Gorillas in the Mist," but Harris' true passion was the stage.
She acted in more than 30 Broadway plays and also in off-Broadway productions in a career that spanned more than half a century.
Harris won her first Best Actress Tony for her role in "I Am a Camera" by John Van Druten, in which she originated the character of Sally Bowles.
She earned another Tony with her acting in "The Lark" by Jean Anouilh, in which she played Joan of Arc, while the others came from her work in the comedy "Forty Carats," for her leading role in "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln," and for "The Belle of Amherst," in which she represented poet Emily Dickinson.
Harris was married three times: first to attorney Jay Julian, second with director Manning Gurian, with whom she had a son, Peter Alston, and third to writer Walter Erwin Carroll. EFE