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At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

At year's end: Hollywood icons mourned: Gandolfini, Monteith, Walker

2013 saw the sad passings of numerous titans of the entertainment industry, including "Bathing Beauty" star Esther Williams, "All in the Family" matriarch Jean Stapleton, "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine and "Lawrence of Arabia" actor Peter O'Toole.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
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Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.
Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

Broadway to dim its marquee lights for the late actress Julie Harris

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Broadway community says it will honor the late actress Julie Harris by dimming the marquees of theaters for a minute Wednesday night.
Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

CHATHAM, Mass., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Harris, who played Joan of Arc and Mary Todd Lincoln on Broadway and starred on TV's "Knot's Landing," died Saturday in Chatham, Mass. She was 87.

Bus crash in Spain kills 9, injures 20

AVILA, Spain, July 8 (UPI) -- A bus rounded a curve, slammed into a guardrail and overturned near Avila, Spain, Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring 20 others, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.
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Actor, director Charles Nelson Reilly dies

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Charles Nelson Reilly, a Tony-winning actor known for his ribald humor, has died from complications of pneumonia in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006
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Actor John Forsythe has colon cancer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Forsythe, best known for playing Blake Carrington in Aaron Spelling's primetime soap "Dynasty," has colon cancer, his spokesman says.

Stars shine at Kennedy Center Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors celebrated Hollywood's Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner and dancer Suzanne Farrell.

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Today is Friday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2005 with 29 to follow.
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Julie Harris
Actress Julie Harris, 83, enjoys the spoken accolades in her honor at the Actors Company Theater's Crystal gala held in New York on March 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Julia Ann "Julie" Harris (born December 2, 1925) is an American stage, screen, and television actress. She has won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1994, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. She is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She also received the 2002 Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

Harris's screen debut was in 1952, repeating her Broadway success as the monumentally lonely teenage girl Frankie in Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. That film also preserves the original Broadway cast performances of Ethel Waters and Brandon DeWilde. That same year, she won her first Best Actress Tony for originating the role of insouciant Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera, the stage version of Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin (later musicalized as Cabaret on Broadway in 1966 and, in the 1972 film, with Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles.) Harris repeated her stage role in the 1955 film version of I Am a Camera. She also appeared in such films as East of Eden (1955), with film icon James Dean (with whom she became close friends), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), with Paul Newman in the private-detective film Harper in 1966, and Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967).

Horror film fans remember Harris as the ethereal Eleanor Lance in The Haunting, director Robert Wise's 1963 screen adaptation of a novel by Shirley Jackson, a classic film of the horror genre considered by many to be the scariest movie of all time. Another cast member recalled Harris maintaining a social distance from the other actors while not on set, later explaining that she had done so as a method of emphasizing the alienation from the other characters experienced by her character in the film.

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