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Julie Andrews

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Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. Andrews was a former British child actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in other musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, and in musical films such as Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965): the roles for which she is still best known.

Andrews had a major revival of her film career in the 2000s, in family films such as The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and the Shrek animated films (2004–2007). In 2003 Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend. Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 she published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

Fact file

  • Born: Julia Elizabeth Wells 1 October 1935 (age 79) Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • Occupation: Actress, singer, author, theatre director, dancer
  • Years active: 1945–present (stage) 1949–present (screen)
  • Spouse(s): Tony Walton (m. 1959; div. 1967) Blake Edwards (m. 1969; his death 2010)
  • Children: Emma Walton Hamilton Jennifer Edwards Geoffrey Edwards Amelia Edwards Joanna Edwards

Read more about Julie Andrews at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2019-03-08 11:16:25
Oscar-winning actress and singer Julie Andrews will be honored by the Venice Film Festival with its Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement. Best known for her iconic roles in “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music,” Andrews has starred in more than 40 movies, including a memorable performance as Victoria ...

Variety, 2019-02-25 02:23:11
Bette Midler proved a more than suitable fill-in for Emily Blunt (or Julie Andrews) as she informally inherited the role of Mary Poppins for a performance of the nominated song “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Academy Awards Sunday night — although no one would mistake her cleavage-baring ...

Is 'Mary Poppins' racist and using blackface? Twitter is not having it
USA Today Movies, 2019-02-05 02:52:53
A U.S. professor is deeming the classic 1964 film "Mary Poppins" racist, accusing Julie Andrews of "blacking up" her face with soot while dancing with chimney sweeps.         

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