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November 21, 2017

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December 02, 2013
I remember Julie Harris in so many wonderful roles. My favorite was as Abra in East of Eden. She and James Dean were magnificent in that film. Both were able to portray such vulnerability and humanity in their roles. Both angels then and now.
October 13, 2013
I had the most wonderful opportunity to see Miss Harris in plays here in Seattle: The Scent of the Rose and The Belle of Amherst. I would send her flowers when she was in town to perform. I would receive the kindest notes from her. I had the opportunity to meet her and actually have my picture taken with her. We would exchange greeting cards. I was so sad to learn of her passing. I remember her when I was a child and she put on such wonderful performances on TV: Victoria Regina et al. God Bless you Miss Harris. We truly miss you. Michael Bachison (Seattle,WA)
September 30, 2013
She was my favorite actress from the time I was a child. I was always so touched by her performances in films, TV shows and the Broadway plays I was only able to see televised. But... I got to see her in the late 1980s in Cleveland when she toured with Driving Miss Daisy. I was so thrilled. I remember thinking though that she was not so recognizable in her wig and costume yet the voice was Julie. And when the play ended, Brock Peters, Stephen Root and Julie came back out on stage, Julie without the wig and there she was with her gorgeous red hair. The memory of seeing Miss Julie Harris perform was magic. I wish I could have gone to more performances it oh so grateful for those films.
September 28, 2013
September 25, 2013
In a darker part of my early life, a performance of Ms. Harris left me with such an uplifting and enlightening experience that brought me to a plateau of new understanding and assurance that there is always "Wonder" about us.
I'll be eternally grateful. I imagine her coming onstage again into a new, untried dimension after making her final curtain call here....
September 22, 2013
I am so blessed to have known such a fine woman. Grace and talent, a gem for sure. My parents had the pleasure to meet with her after one of her many one woman shows. All she did was talk about me, as if I could hold a candle to that. It was memorable for them, and humbling for me. I will miss her dearly. Sincerely, Godspeed , Lisa Israel
August 30, 2013
Dear Peter,
I grew up knowing a bit about you from Miss Ida May Wilkinson who came from your home in New York to Franklin, Virginia, each summer to visit her mother, brother, sister-in-law, and niece and nephew who were my family's next-door neighbors.

While Miss Ida May didn't really "talk" about you and certainly not about your parents, she would sometimes share the title of a special book or a recipe that "my young friend Peter" liked. I was in college before my mother explained to me that Peter was you!

Along with the rest of the world, I was a great admirer of your mother, so much so that for my 50th birthday, my wife treated me to a trip to New York to see your mother and Mr. Charles Durning in GIN GAME. We sat on the front row--enthralled. I also saw your mother and Morgan Freeman in Baltimore in DRIVING MISS DAISY--only two chairs and two great actors creating magic on a stage.

My wife Deborah and I (now retired 40-years-apiece-veterans of high school English classrooms) are forever indebted to your mother, for she brought Miss Dickinson to life for us and for our students on film year after year.

Thank you for sharing your mother with the world. I send you my sincerest sympathy.
August 30, 2013
The theater won't be quite the same. Even when she wasn't performing, it was always a thrill to think she might appear somewhere soon. A bit of a hole in the heart.
August 30, 2013
To the family of Julie Harris.
I am very sorry for the loss of Julie.
She entertained us for many of years and it was a joy to watch her.
May the family find comfort in each other and
in our Creator who comfort us in difficult
times as these.
Take care.
August 29, 2013
Ms. Harris illuminated the human heart in ways that few actors can ever achieve. I will always treasure her performances--you were not just an observer for she took you along on the journeys of her characters and you immediately felt their joys and despair. Luminous is the word that most frequently comes to mind because her own generous heart illuminated the lives of those who she portrayed on stage. I hope her friends and family will take comfort in all that she gave to the world.

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