Julie Harris hospitalized

'Fossils' role to be recast

CHICAGO — Julie Harris has been hospitalized in Chicago and is reported to be seriously ill. As a result, the veteran legit actress will not be appearing in any further performances of “Fossils,” the play in which she was starring at Victory Gardens Theater.

The theater company said it plans to recast Harris’ role in Claudia Allen’s new play.

Harris, 75, was discovered semi-conscious in her apartment by a theater staffer after the actress had not appeared for her call at the performance scheduled for Saturday night. After a spell in the intensive care unit of the St. Francis Hospital of Evanston, she is now listed as being in stable condition at Chicago’s Grant Hospital.

No details released

The hospital had no further comment. The theater said Harris’ family has requested that no additional information about her condition be released.

Prior to her Chicago engagement, Harris had been touring in “The Belle of Amherst.” She was slated to go back on the road with that show later this year.

Victory Gardens will receive a special Tony Award for outstanding achievement in regional theater on Sunday.

Beginning with her work in “I Am a Camera” in 1952, Harris has received five Tony Awards, more than any other actor in the history of the awards.

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