September 19, 1927
— Winston-Salem Distinguished Women In The Arts —
An international film, television and award-winning Broadway actress. At 25, Rosemary Harris dazzled Broadway audiences in the 1952 production of Climate of Eden. Some of her most notable works include The Seven Year Itch, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Tom and Viv, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.
Harris is listed in the American Theatre Hall of Fame (1986), a four-time Drama Desk Award winner and a nine-time Tony Award nominee. In 1966, Harris won the Tony Award for Best Actress in the play, The Lion in Winter. She also received an Emmy Award for her role in Notorious Woman and a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 1978 television mini-series, Holocaust. From 2002 to 2007, she starred on the big screen in the Spider-Man trilogy as Aunt May Parker, Peter Parker's nurturing, adoptive mother. Harris and her husband, renowned American author, John Ehle, settled in Winston-Salem where they raised their daughter, Jennifer, also a Broadway actress and a Tony Award nominee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
Location. 36° 5.832′ N, 80° 14.875′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Marshall Street North 0.1 miles south of West 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 Marshall St N, Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flonnie T. Anderson (here, next to this marker); Earline King (here, next to this marker); Nell Davis Britton (here, next to this marker); Shamrock Mills (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); O'Hanlon's Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Forsyth County Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
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