Julie Sommars

BirthDay:

15 Apr 1940

BirthPlace:

Fremont, Nebraska, USA

BirthName:

Juliana Edith Sommars

Bio:

Born in Fremont, Nebraska in 1942, actress Julie Sommars grew up in the Midwest -- both Iowa and South Dakota. As she matured, she showed early signs of talent as a public orator in high school and won awards for her abilities. This confidence steered her towards an acting career following graduation. At age 18, Julie won her first television role as Loretta Young's daughter on an episode of Loretta's TV show in 1960. From there, Julie's career took off with TV episodes of Gunsmoke (1955), Bonanza (1959) and Flipper (1964) coming her way. She made a very inauspicious film debut with Sex and the College Girl (1964), and, while she did manage to turn heads slightly co-starring in the sexy movie comedy The Pad and How to Use It (1966), Julie found TV a much more satisfying medium. By the end of the decade, she broke through the ranks co-starring with Dan Dailey on the sitcom The Governor & J.J. (1969). Though the run itself was brief (one season), it was enough to earn, both Julie and Dan, Golden Globe awards and the show "Best Comedy" for 1969. Julie actually tied with Carol Burnett in her "best actress" category. In the early 1970s, the pert and pretty actress played a few vulnerable young beauties in routine TV movies such as Five Desperate Women (1971) and The Harness (1971). Her career went into a bit of a lull for a time but was revived handsomely after winning the part of Asst. D.A. Julie March opposite Andy Griffith on Matlock (1986). Nominated for a Golden Globe for that role, she left the series after five seasons and has since stayed pretty much away from the limelight, save for some "Matlock" TV reunion specials. Married to John Karns, Julie has three children.
Filmography

Actor ( 59 credits )

Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Regina (1 episode, 1994)
Matlock (1986)  A.D.A. Julie March / ... (97 episodes, 1987-1994)
Partners in Crime (1984)  Nola (1 episode, 1984)
Rituals (1984)  Tracy Spencer (1984) (unknown episodes)
The Devlin Connection (1982)  Jennifer Hutton (1 episode, 1982)
Waitress! (1981) Restaurant Personnel (as Julie Simone)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  'Texas Lightning' / ... (1 episode, 1982)
Beyond Westworld (1980)  Liz Nicholson (1 episode, 1980)
Matt and Jenny (1979)  Angela Masters (1 episode, 1979)
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977) Diane Darcy
Fantasy Island (1977)  Carmen Drake / ... (2 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jigsaw John (1976)  Carol Chapman (1 episode, 1976)
Ellery Queen (1975)  Emmy Reinhart (1 episode, 1975)
Switch (1975)  Lane Cameron (1 episode, 1975)
Three for the Road (1975)  Amy Parsons (1 episode, 1975)
Bronk (1975)  Sara (1 episode, 1976)
The Family Holvak (1975)  Kate Gifford (1 episode, 1975)
The Rockford Files (1974)  Tawnia Baker (1 episode, 1974)
Barnaby Jones (1973)  Amy Cameron / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1979)
Thriller (1973)  Ann Rogers (1 episode, 1974)
Harry O (1973)  Gertrude Blainey (1 episode, 1974)
McMillan & Wife (1971)  Carol Hanover (1 episode, 1977)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971)  Jill Peniman (1 episode, 1972)
McCloud (1970)  Jennie / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
Love, American Style (1969)  Helen (segment "Love and the Nurse") (1 episode, 1970)
The Governor & J.J. (1969)  Jennifer Jo Drinkwater (39 episodes, 1969-1970)
The Name of the Game (1968)  Barbara Ellis (1 episode, 1968)
Lancer (1968)  Catha Cameron (1 episode, 1969)
The Invaders (1967)  Grace Vincent (1 episode, 1967)
Judd for the Defense (1967)  Trish Overbaugh (1 episode, 1968)
He & She (1967)  Rosemary Wallace (1 episode, 1967)
Dundee and the Culhane (1967)  Lela (1 episode, 1967)
The Pad and How to Use It (1966) Doreen Marshall
Felony Squad (1966)  Ellen Willis / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
Run Buddy Run (1966)  Betsy Jensen (1 episode, 1966)
The Great Sioux Massacre (1965) Caroline Reno
Get Smart (1965)  Mimsi Sage (1 episode, 1968)
The F.B.I. (1965)  Betty Caldwell / ... (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Sex and the College Girl (1964) Susan
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)  Darlene Sims / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Flipper (1964)  Tina's Mother (1 episode, 1965)
Slattery's People (1964)  Electra Walton (1 episode, 1965)
The Fugitive (1963)  Carla Karac / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Maggie Lake (1 episode, 1966)
Mr. Novak (1963)  Ellen Cable (1 episode, 1965)
The Great Adventure (1963)  Meg Jethro (1 episode, 1964)
The Virginian (1962)  Martha Carson (1 episode, 1968)
Ben Casey (1961)  Ruth Ann Carmody (1 episode, 1965)
Holiday Lodge (1961)  Cecilia (1 episode, 1961)
Insight (1960)  Thea (1 episode, 1980)
The Tall Man (1960)  Anna Henry (1 episode, 1961)
Outlaws (1960)  Ellie (1 episode, 1961)
Bonanza (1959)  Emma Hewitt (1 episode, 1964)
Sea Hunt (1958)  Betty Crane (1 episode, 1960)
Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958)  Princess Mary (1 episode, 1960)
Perry Mason (1957)  Helen Kendall (1 episode, 1965)
Gunsmoke (1955)  Bess Campbell / ... (4 episodes, 1964-1966)
The Loretta Young Show (1953)  Laury Barlow (1 episode, 1960)
Death Valley Days (1952)  Sister Blandina (2 episodes, 1964-1966)