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Julie Andrews

Source: moviecritic.com.au

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

Julie Andrews Says Filming 'Sound of Music' Wasn't Exactly One of Her Favorite Things: Here's Why!
Entertainment Tonigh, 2019-11-21 04:30:28
The iconic British star appeared on Wednesday night's 'The Late Late Show with James Corden.'

Julie Andrews talks 'Mary Poppins,' 'The Sound of Music' and her favorite Hollywood moments
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-11-19 22:24:44
Julie Andrews shares her memoir, 'Home Work,' and the stories behind her Hollywood career.

Julie Andrews says therapy helped her sort out her "demons"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-11-16 17:25:39
The British icon reflects on her career, meeting her late husband and going to therapy

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