Julie Sommars

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Julie Sommars
Jessie Royce Landis Julie Sommars Governor and JJ 1970.JPG
Jessie Royce Landis and Julie Sommars, 1970.
Born (1942-04-15) April 15, 1942 (age 73)
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1960–1994
Spouse(s) John Karns (1984–present)
Stuart Erwin Jr (1971–1976) 3 children
Robert Trentacosta (1964–1965)
Jack Doner (1960–19??)

Julie Sommars (born April 15, 1942) is an American actress.[1] She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her role in The Governor & J.J. in 1970, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for Matlock in 1990.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Sommars played assistant District Attorney Julie March on the TV series, Matlock from 1987 to 1994.[3] The March role garnered her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

Sommars has appeared in other TV crime shows including Diagnosis: Murder (1994), Perry Mason (1965), the Perry Mason made-for-TV movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991), Magnum, P.I. (1982), Barnaby Jones (1979), McCloud (1974), The Rockford Files (1974), The Fugitive (1966), as well as movie roles. She also appeared in an episode of Love American Style(1969). Her career spans 30 years with more than 70 TV and film credits. In the early 1970s, she played "J.J." the daughter of Dan Dailey's the "Governor" in a series called The Governor and J.J., for which she won a Golden Globe. She is also known for her role as the beautiful but assertive young race car driver Diane Darcy in Disney's Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977).

Originally from Fremont, Nebraska, she resides in Los Angeles with her fourth husband. She has three children, from her third marriage.[citation needed]



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