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Julie Harris dead


by Anonymousreply 6208/27/2013



by Anonymousreply 108/24/2013

Just saw her on The Rifleman a couple days ago.

by Anonymousreply 208/24/2013

I can't say that I've ever heard of her, but I'm sure I've seen some of her performances.

by Anonymousreply 308/24/2013

Does spokesperson Francesca sound like the widowed lover to anyone else?

by Anonymousreply 408/24/2013

I just watched The Haunting a couple nights ago for the first time. RIP

by Anonymousreply 508/24/2013

She's probably so unknown because all her Tonys were for shows that no one has ever heard of. I only knew that she had been in East of Eden.

by Anonymousreply 608/24/2013

She was great close friends with Charles nelson Reilly.

by Anonymousreply 708/24/2013

I saw her onstage twice in The Belle of Amherst, as well as in films. breath-taking.

by Anonymousreply 808/24/2013

She was a really wonderful, underrated actress. R.I.P. Miss Lilimae Clements.

(BTW, R1's joke always makes me laugh. Laurie Metcalf is also a wonderful, underrated actress.)

by Anonymousreply 908/24/2013

I saw her one woman performance as Isak Dinesen in "Lucifer's Child" around 20 years ago. She was fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 1008/24/2013

Is the Francesca James quoted here the same actress from All my Children years ago?

by Anonymousreply 1108/24/2013

R11, the article linked by OP says:

[quote]"I'm still in sort of a place of shock," said James, who appeared in daytime soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."

by Anonymousreply 1208/24/2013

Alec Baldwin was so fine on KL.

by Anonymousreply 1308/24/2013

She had a wonderful, evocative voice.

One of her last NYC performances was at Alice Tully Hall; she performed with soprano Renee Fleming, who sang art songs based on poems, I think by Emily Dickinson. Julie recited the poetry between the songs.

by Anonymousreply 1408/24/2013

East of Eden, she loved our Jimmy Dean...

by Anonymousreply 1508/24/2013

She's bound for Shady Grove at last.

by Anonymousreply 1608/24/2013

Saw her in The Gin Game with Charles Durning. No one compares. Such a joy and honor to have seen her.

by Anonymousreply 1708/24/2013

LOL at this thread describing her as "unknown" and "underrated". She's considered one of the greatest stage actors of the twentieth century - the only people who don't know that are people who don't know anything about stage actors of the twentieth century.

by Anonymousreply 1808/24/2013

In addition to her magnificent acting skills, Ms Harris was great philanthropist. The Tupancy-Harris Foundation was a critical early supporter of HIV-AIDS advocacy and patient care programs, among many other worthy human services efforts.

by Anonymousreply 1908/24/2013

Great woman, great actress.

I actually remember her on Match Game!

by Anonymousreply 2008/24/2013

Kazan said she was an angel while working with inexperienced and difficult James Dean in East of Eden. Love You Julie.

by Anonymousreply 2108/24/2013

When Lilimae Clements on Knots Landing literally shouted her son (Alec Baldwin) off a roof I got chills. She was brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 2208/24/2013

She's considered by many to be one of the greatest actresses of all time, an incredibly gifted woman. RIP, Julie Harris.

by Anonymousreply 2308/24/2013

I worked with Miss Harris on a play about 12 years ago. She was luminous on stage and off. And she gave me a lovely and thoughtful opening night gift.

by Anonymousreply 2408/24/2013

"The Haunting" terrified me when I first saw it. Harris' fragile character adds to the tension.

by Anonymousreply 2508/24/2013

Peerless. All actors should bow in reverence.

by Anonymousreply 2608/24/2013

Thank God that her two legendary performances in "Member of the Wedding" and "I Am A Camera" were preserved on film! She was the first Sally Bowles and the best!

by Anonymousreply 2708/24/2013

She WAS Sally Bowles in "I Am A Camera."

And Laurence Harvey was a dish. Stole a grapefruit from his backyard in Palm Springs once. He didn't mind. He was dead.

by Anonymousreply 2808/24/2013

She was the pits in The Crucible. R.I.P.

by Anonymousreply 2908/24/2013

Unforgettable with those gardening shears in Reflections in a Golden Eye!

by Anonymousreply 3008/24/2013

She was just on Match Game a couple of weeks ago. She and Charles Nelson Reilly are doing a play together. Wow, one minute you're here. The next you're blank.

by Anonymousreply 3108/24/2013

[quote]She was a really wonderful, underrated actress.

How exactly is an actress with TEN Tony nominations and FIVE Tony wins, ELEVEN Emmy nominations with THREE wins and an Academy Award nomination deemed underrated?

by Anonymousreply 3208/24/2013

We've already forgotten so much about Liz Taylor. The Haunting will live forever... not much else, sadly.

by Anonymousreply 3308/24/2013

She was dreadful in some godawful play I slept through co-starring Boris Karloff back in the '50s. I think it was called 'The Lark'. Worst evening of theater I ever endured.

by Anonymousreply 3408/24/2013

Was she the one that went with curlers in her hair to the Oscar's in the 1960's?

Anyone remember this? OLD TIMERS?

by Anonymousreply 3508/24/2013

She's walking alone in Hill House.

by Anonymousreply 3608/24/2013

I only know her from "The Haunting. Which is the greatest horror movie of all time.

I loved the novel too and she captured Nell perfectly.

I read she was actually experiencing clinical depression during the filming, so maybe that is why it is so perfect.

by Anonymousreply 3708/24/2013

R36, good post!

by Anonymousreply 3808/24/2013

Wonderful actress. I never saw her give a bad performance, but I thought she died years ago.

RIP Julie.

by Anonymousreply 3908/24/2013

You really should put 100% the blame for the disaster that was [italic]The Lark[/italic] on Jean Anouilh's original French script and the annoyingly arch English adaptation by Lillian Hellman, R34. Harris' portrayal of Joan of Arc was, at worst, acceptably "workmanlike", which, under the circumstance, was miraculous. Harris did, in fact, win a Tony award for her performance.

by Anonymousreply 4008/24/2013

That would be a hell of a lot of people, R18.

by Anonymousreply 4108/24/2013

One of the greats along with Geraldine Page and Sandy Dennis. What are we left with? Julia Roberts and that actress from Friends.


by Anonymousreply 4208/24/2013

Wow! First "Fred.". Then, Wentworth Miller. And now Julie Harris. They _do_ come in threes!

by Anonymousreply 4308/24/2013

Has Valene released a statement yet?

by Anonymousreply 4408/24/2013

I just finished reading The Haunting of Hill House and was going to watch the movie. She was great in that.

by Anonymousreply 4508/24/2013

She was amazing in "The Last of Mrs. Lincoln." She skillfully captured the life, in the U.S. and abroad, of Mary Lincoln in the 17 years after the assassination of Abe Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 4608/24/2013

Hill House has stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Within, walls continue upright, bricks meet, floors are firm, and doors are sensibly shut. Silence lies steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House. And we who walk here... walk alone.

by Anonymousreply 4708/24/2013

Does R3 expect a cookie for sharing both her ignorance and her inane reassurance to us that she must have seen a Harris performance but forgot it?

What makes people post such shit?

by Anonymousreply 4808/24/2013

Francesca James is an Emmy winner herself from AMC (Kitty/Kelly) before she turned to directing.

by Anonymousreply 4908/25/2013

She had a hot ass, but I guess she didn't live forever.

by Anonymousreply 5008/25/2013

"The Member of the Wedding" is hardly a show that no "has ever heard of," R6.

by Anonymousreply 5108/25/2013

Isherwood said he took one look at Harris with her green fingernails and he said she WAS the Sally Bowles he remembered.

by Anonymousreply 5208/25/2013

R24, So did I. Which one?

by Anonymousreply 5308/25/2013

Utterly beguiling in everything I ever saw her do

by Anonymousreply 5408/25/2013

Luminous is an overused adjective that many actresses have not earned but it is the very definition of Julie Harris' performances throughout her long career.

And she was an actor's actor. I'm in the biz and I've never seen so many posts and tributes on Facebook about an actor's death as there are today about Julie Harris.

by Anonymousreply 5508/25/2013

I love R48.

by Anonymousreply 5608/25/2013

Julie Harris was beautiful as well as talented.

by Anonymousreply 5708/26/2013

Ill never forget her mowing down Chip in the family station wagon. Truly a class act. Why, she wouldn't even call Donna Mills a cunt ( even though we all knew she wanted to).

by Anonymousreply 5808/26/2013

It looks like Hugh Crain finally got to her. RIP, Miss Harris

by Anonymousreply 5908/26/2013

And you're next, Lili Taylor!

by Anonymousreply 6008/26/2013

I would've love to have heard what she knew about James Dean.

by Anonymousreply 6108/26/2013

Loved her!!! RIP

by Anonymousreply 6208/27/2013
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