On Wednesday, August 28, at 7:45pm, Broadway marquees will dim for exactly one minute in memory of legendary stage, film, and television actress Julie Harris, who died on Saturday at the age of 87.
Harris was the first person ever to win five Tony Awards for performance, and in 2002, she was honored with a Special Lifetime Achievement Tony Award. She won her first Tony Award in 1952 for her performance in I Am a Camera, in which she originated the iconic role of Sally Bowles, later adapted for the hit Broadway musical Cabaret.
"Julie Harris was an actor's actor, universally admired and respected. There was always an innate truth in the characters she portrayed," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League. "She was a Broadway virtuoso who touched many lives throughout nearly six decades of extraordinary performances… Seeing her onstage was always the kind of experience that takes your breath away in the most subtle and satisfying way. Generations of fans discovered her on Broadway and in various mediums, and our thoughts are with them, her friends, and her family."