To overcome shyness, Julie began taking speech classes while in Junior High School.
Julie's appeared in her first play, The Little Foxes, as a senior in high school
Julie has hazel eyes.
Julie has been married three times: to Robert Trentacosta, Stuart Irwin, Jr. and (presently) John Karns.
In her youth, Julie studied Native American history and culture.
Julie plays the piano.
Julie is an expert horsewoman.
The Governor and J.J. was filmed before a live audience.
Julie was a scholarship student at San Bernadino Jr. College.
Julie Sommars (who once played an attorney in Matlock), has been married to an attorney for 22 years.
Julie has three brothers: Lee, Jack and Jim.
Julie was the daughter of a government grain inspector and changed schools quite frequently during Junior/Senior High School.
In 1960 Julie made her acting debut as Laury Barlow in The Loretta Young Show episode entitled Laury's Men
Julie:(on her early school days)...I practiced handwriting until I wrote perfectly. That was my claim to fame. I was the girl with the prettiest handwriting.
Julie: (on her relationship with Doug McClure) It had all the intensity and beauty and storminess of a high school romance.
Julie: (commenting on the fact that she was an only girl with 3 brothers) I was very spoiled.
Julie: (About the pitfalls of being an actress) It's a profession in which you're constantly being attacked for yourself. Your size, weight, hair color and so on.
Julie: I was offered a couple of very good scholarships when I graduated from high school. I still wasn't thinking about becoming an actress, but a drama instructor at San Bernadino Junior College became pretty excited about my acting. I never really took myself that seriously.
Julie: I never thought I'd be an actress. I thought actresses had to be gorgeous and I was no Elizabeth Taylor.