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Film, stage and television actress Julie Harris rose to stardom through her roles in The Member of the Wedding (1950), I Am Camera (1952), The Lark (1955), and movies including East of Eden (1955).
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On television, she was known for her role as Lilimae Clements, the mother of Valene Ewing played by Joan Van Ark, in Knots Landing, the popular Dallas spin-off.
Harris continued to act in her later career, appearing in shows including Driving Miss Daisy and Lettice & Lovage.
In 2001, the actress suffered a stroke which affected her speech, however, she continued to perform. In 2002, she was honored with a sixth Tony, a special lifetime achievement award, and in 2005 she received a Kennedy Center honor for her illustrious career.
In her personal life, Harris was married three times and had one son Peter Alston Gurian. Harris died on August 24, 2013 from congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts.
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