Broadway star Julie Harris, who won an unprecedented five Tony Awards for best actress, has died. She was 87.
Actress and family friend Francesca James says Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. She had previously suffered two strokes.
Harris Tony-winning roles ranged from the flamboyant Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera to the reclusive Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman show.
Television viewers knew her as the free-spirited Lilimae Clements in the 1980s series Knots Landing.
Harris leapt to fame at age 24 playing a lonely 12-year-old tomboy in The Member of the Wedding. She repeated the Broadway role in the 1952 film version.
She was also James Deans romantic co-star in East of Eden.
D-Day Memorial sculptor dies
Jim Brothers, a sculptor whose statues of wartime sacrifice became centerpieces of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., and who crafted a likeness of Dwight D. Eisenhower that stands in the U.S. Capitol, died Aug. 20 in his art studio in Lawrence, Kan. He was 72.
The cause was cancer, said his wife, Kathleen Correll.
Brothers, a noted creator of public art in the United States, was perhaps an unexpected memorializer of military heroism. He protested U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and once told an interviewer that he thought it was immoral to send your kids to a war we cant win.
But I have always believed in the soldier and always will, said Brothers, a nephew of World War II veterans.
He was best known for his works at the D-Day Memorial, which was dedicated by President George W. Bush in 2001 and draws tens of thousands of visitors each year. The monument honors the military personnel who stormed the beaches and scaled the fortified cliffs of Normandy on June 6, 1944, the largest such amphibious assault in history.
His statue of Eisenhower – who grew up in Kansas and became supreme Allied commander during World War II and later president – was unveiled for the Capitols Statuary Hall collection in 2003. Brothers later built a statue of Eisenhower for the D-Day Memorial, basing the work on a photograph of the general conversing with troops the day before the invasion.