Julie Harris has received six Tony Awards for her Broadway performances - for her work in I am a Camera, The Lark, Forty Carats, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, and The Belle of Amherst, as well as a Special Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her numerous other honors include two Emmy Awards, a Theatre World Award, and a National Medal of Arts. She's noted for continuing the tradition of touring with her productions; she's also been widely applauded for her work in film and on television.

An excerpt from Steve Capra's interview with Ms. Harris
in Theater Voices

JH: Now, you haven't had anything to eat! That's Emily Dickinson's fruitcake, so you should have a little piece of that. That's her black cake. It's her recipe.

SC: How interesting! I lived in Amherst for a long time, so I was wondering...

JH: Did you know anybody who lived in that house then?

SC: Someone from Amherst College...

JH: They advertised for a caretaker to live in the house. I was tempted to write for the job...