Huffpost TV

Julie Harris On 'Knots Landing,' 'Tarzan,' 'Family Ties' & More TV Roles (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 1: KNOTS LANDING. From left: Kim Landford stars as Ginger Ward, James Houghton as Kenny Ward, Lisa Hartman as Ciji Dunne, unidentified actor, Julie Harris as Lilimae Clements, Joan Van Ark as Valene Ewing Gibson Waleska, Donna Mills as Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner, Kevin Dobson as M. Patrick MacKenzie, Michele Lee as Karen Fairgate, John Pleshette as Richard Avery, Constance McCashin as Laura Avery Sumner, Ted Shackelford as Gary Ewing, and unidentified actress. Image da | Getty

Julie Harris, Lilimae Clements to "Knots Landing" fans, has died. She was 87.

The five-time Tony winner first made a splash on TV in the late 1940s with ABC's "Actor's Studio." From there, her TV work was primarily TV movies including "The Lark," "Pygmalion" and "Anastasia." In the 1960s, Harris appeared opposite Ron Ely in "Tarzan" (pictured below) as Charity Jones.

julie harris

More guest appearances followed, including roles on "Bonanza," "Columbo" and "Medical Center." In 1980, Harris joined the cast of "Knots Landing" as Lilimae Clements. She stayed with the series until 1987. Harris was nominated for an Emmy for her performance on the CBS series.

In 1986, Harris appeared in an episode of "Family Ties" as Margaret Hollings, an older woman in Mallory Keaton's (Justine Bateman) class.

julie harris

After her time on "Knots Landing," Harris' TV work included many minseries projects. She appeared in "The Civil War" and "Scarlett." Harris' last credited TV role was the 1999 TV movie "Love Is Strange." In addition to her five Tonys, the actress took home three Emmys during her long career. She was honored with Emmys for "Little Moon of Alban," "Victoria Regina" and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony." In 2005, Harris appeared as part of the "Knots Landing" reunion and received a Kennedy Center Honors.

julie harris knots landing

Share your favorite Julie Harris role in the comments below.

Related on HuffPost:

In Memoriam: Celebrities We've Lost In 2014
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Julie Harris, Broadway legend, dead at 87 - NY Daily News

BBC News - Broadway star Julie Harris dies aged 87

Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87 - Yahoo! News

Julie Harris dies; Tony Award-winning actress - The Washington Post

Knots Landing's Julie Harris Has Passed Away - Nashville Nightlife ...

Julie Harris - IMDb

Julie Harris, Knots Landing Star, Dies At 87

'Knots Landing' actress Julie Harris dies at 87

Tony-winning actress Julie Harris dies at 87

Broadway star Julie Harris dies at 87

Julie Harris, Celebrated Actress of Range and Intensity, Dies at 87