Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson

Stage, screen, and cabaret star Julie Wilson passed away yesterday, April 5, from complications from two recent stokes. She was 90 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the last two decades of her versatile career.

Wilson made her Broadway stage debut in the 1946 revue Three to Make Ready. In 1951, she moved to London to star in the West End production of Kiss Me, Kate and remained there for four years, appearing in shows such as South Pacific and Bells Are Ringing while studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She returned to New York to replace Joan Diener in Kismet. Additional Broadway credits include The Pajama Game (1954), Jimmy (1969), Park (1970), and Legs Diamond (1988), for which she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also toured in Show Boat, Panama Hattie, Silk Stockings, Follies, Company, and A Little Night Music.

In 1957, Wilson sang with Ray Anthony and his Orchestra, contributing vocals to a number of songs in the soundtrack to the film This Could Be The Night. Wilson also had an acting role in the film, as singer Ivy Corlane.

Wilson's television credits include regular roles on the American daytime soap opera The Secret Storm. She also appeared in a Hallmark Hall of Fame telecast of Kiss Me, Kate and numerous episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends the reopening of Windows of the World Restaurant One World trade Center, NYC June 26, 1996

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attending a reception celebrating Hunter Ryan Herdlicka's 54 Below debut with 'You Make Me Feel So Young' in New York City on 3/25/2013

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6th at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson with West Coast singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie WilsonJulie Wilson with West Coast singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
West Coast singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room,New York City. pictured: Devlin with her dear friend Julie Wilson, Lina Koutrakos (director) & Rick Jensen (music direction)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends singing star Devlin returns to New York performing her cabaret show Wild Women, on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson with DEVLIN at her closing night performance of her new show "THE PLACES YOU FIND LOVE" . The three performance engagement also celebrates Devlin's first CD release, "DEVLIN - LIVE IN NEW YORK". October 18, 2008

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Devlin and Julie Wilson at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Jim Caruso with Julie Wilson as she performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson as she performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Billy Stritch at the piano with Julie Wilson as she performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Malan Breton with Julie Wilson performing at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso with Julie Wilson at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Jim Caruso with Julie Wilson at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Devlin and Julie Wilson at Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson arriving for the Opening Night Performance of LOVEMUSIK at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. May 3, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson arriving for the Opening Night Performance of LOVEMUSIK at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. May 3, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attending the 2007 Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debuts. Held at the World Stages Theatre in New York City. June 5, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attending the 2007 Theatre World Awards for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debuts. Held at the World Stages Theatre in New York City. June 5, 2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson attends the reopening of Windows of the World Restaurant One World trade Center, NYC June 26, 1996

Photo Coverage: Remembering Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson performs at Jim Caruso's Cast Party on October 30, 2006 in New York City.




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