Julia Ann Harris (December 2, 1925 – August 24, 2013) was an American actress.
Renowned for her classical and contemporary stage work, she received five Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play.
Debuting on Broadway in 1945, much against the wishes of her mother who wanted her to 'come out' as a society debutante, she was acclaimed for a complex performance as an isolated 12-year-old girl in the 1950 play The Member of the Wedding and the following year her range was demonstrated as Sally Bowles in the original production of I Am a Camera, for which she won her first Tony award.
She appeared in a film version in 1955 and the director Elia Kazan cast her opposite James Dean in East of Eden.
After a lull in the quality of motion pictures she had parts in, the '60s saw Harris give acclaimed performances in classic films, including The Haunting, and what is sometimes considered the screen role that allowed her to best display her talents, Reflections in a Golden Eye, in which she played opposite Marlon Brando.
A rare method actor, she won Tony awards for The Lark (1956), Forty Carats (1969), The Last of Mrs.
Lincoln (1973), and The Belle of Amherst (1977).
She also won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1952 film The Member of the Wedding.
She was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1979, received the National Medal of Arts in 1994, and the 2002 Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.