Actress Julie Harris has passed away of congestive heart failure at the age of 87 last weekend. Classic Hollywood fans will remember the actress as the girl who caught James Dean’s eye in East of Eden. She also lit up the screen in films like Requiem of a Heavy Weight and Reflections of a Golden Eye. Television viewers know her as Lilimae Clements in Knots Landing. But her real passion was the stage, a place where she excelled. ‘The theater has been my church,’ the actress once said. ‘I don’t hesitate to say that I found God in the theater’. She is known as a stage legend and won five Tony’s for Best Actress, the most ever in that catagory. She could be seen in plays such as I Am A Camera, The Belle of Amherst, Macbeth and The Last of Mrs. Lincoln.
She suffered a stroke in 2001 and in 2010, but took to the stage again in her hometown of Chatham, Massachusetts in 2008. She is survived by her son Peter.