Stuart Harris was a native of Danville. His interest in drama began in childhood and continued through his life. The Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship supports outstanding drama graduates from the Danville Public Schools.
Stuart Harris served as a Naval Lieutenant in WWII and then attended the University of North Carolina and received his Master’s in English Literature from Columbia University. After graduation, worked for the Franklin Spier Advertising Agency, then Harper Brothers Book Publisher, then Harcourt Brace Javonovich.