The seasoned actress saw incredible success during her storied career, picking up five Tony Awards among ten nominations, a record for this particular recognition regarding contribution to the Broadway theater.
Not only did Harris receive five Tonys, but she also won three Emmy Awards and a Grammy. Although this iconic thespian didn't achieve the quadfecta with regard to all the major award shows, Julie was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Frankie in "The Member of the Wedding."
But for Julie Harris this was likely not a tragedy. She was, first and foremost, a Broadway baby. Her list of roles that played out on the Great White Way is lengthy, including the original Frankie in the stage version of "Member of the Wedding."
Harris was also a hit on the small screen, most notably playing Lilimae Clements, the mother of Valene Ewing, with Joan Van Ark in the role, on "Knots Landing." She also performed in the film "East of Eden" opposite James Dean.
Julie Harris passed away due to congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass. The legendary actress is survived by son Peter Alston Gurian.
RIP, Julie Harris, RIP.