The staff of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University mourns the death of actress Julie Harris, the defining interpreter of the character Frankie Addams in McCullers novel The Member of the Wedding. After seeing Ms. Harris perform in a production of The Glass Menagerie, McCullers was beyond pleased when Harris starred in the Broadway production of The Member of the Wedding. When the play was adapted to film in 1952, Harris made her big screen debut as Frankie, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. In 1967, Harris went on to star as Alison Langdon in John Huston's film production of McCullers novel Reflections in a Golden Eye. We thank Ms. Harris for her lasting tribute to McCullers characters.
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, a non-profit organization located in McCullers hometown of Columbus, Georgia, is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Carson McCullers.
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians
1519 Stark Ave.
Columbus, GA 31906
Published on NYTimes.com from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013