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Job Actress, singer, author, theatre director, dancer
Years active 1945-present (stage) * 1949-present (screen)
Top Roles Mary Poppins, Gertrude Lawrence, Sarah Louise Sherman, Jerusha Bromley, Millie Dillmount
Top GenresMusical, Drama, Comedy, Family, Biographical, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Children, Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Walter Matthau, Laurence Harvey, George Peppard  see more..

Julie Andrews Overview:

Legendary actress, Julie Andrews, was born Julia Elizabeth Wells on Oct 1, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. As of December 2018, Julie Andrews was 83 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Julie Andrews was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Mary Poppins (as Mary Poppins) in 1964.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best ActressMary Poppins (1964)Mary PoppinsWon
1965Best ActressThe Sound of Music (1965)MariaNominated
1982Best ActressVictor/Victoria (1982)N/ANominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Julie Andrews's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #131 on Mar 26, 1966. In addition, Andrews was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame . On October 22, 1991, Andrews received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Image Source I'm realistic enough to realize that life is horrible and brutish for most people, so that what we do as entertainers can sometimes seem fairly frivolous. But because there is so much out there that is harsh, maybe it's not such a bad idea if we can try to soften it in whatev... Read full article


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Julie Andrews Quotes:

Captain von Trapp: Now, when I want you, this is what you will hear.
[blows whistle]
Maria: Oh, no, sir. I'm sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me. It would be too... humiliating.
Captain von Trapp: Fraulein, were you this much trouble at the Abbey?
Maria: Oh, much more, sir.
Captain von Trapp: Hmm.
[starts walking away. Maria blows her whistle & he turns around]
Maria: Excuse me, sir. I don't know your signal


Millie Dillmount: So you're not in paper clips?
Miss Dorothy Brown: Well, that's not far from the truth, Millie. The fortune was founded in steel.
Millie Dillmount: [nodding] Oh. I don't understand.


Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: Emily, I want the world to know what a fraud war is.
Emily Barham: But war isn't a fraud, Charlie, it's very real. At least that's what you always tried to tell me, isn't it? That we shall never get rid of war by pretending it's unreal? It's the virtue of war that's the fraud, not war itself. It's the valor and the self-sacrifice and the goodness of war that needs the exposing. And here you are being brave and self-sacrificing, positively clanking with moral fervor, perpetuating the very things you detest merely to do "the right thing". Honestly, Charlie, your conversion to morality is really quite funny. All this time I've been terrified of becoming Americanized, and you, you silly ass, have turned into a bloody Englishman.


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Julie Andrews Facts
Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is directly in front of the new addition to the Chinese Theatre. The star was dedicated on 5 Oct, 1979.

Was passed over for the role on Eliza Dolittle in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the film My Fair Lady (1964). Unlike Andrews, however, Hepburn was not a natural singer. She took voice lessons and recorded the tracks for the movie, but the producers, without telling Audrey, dubbed her voice with that of Marni Nixon. Nixon appeared with Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965).

While she played the original Eliza Dolittle in the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady", Audrey Hepburn played the part in the movie My Fair Lady (1964). The studio executives did not want Andrews because she hadn't had any experience in film and thought Hepburn would be the better choice. However, while the film My Fair Lady took home several Oscars in 1964, it failed to win the Best Actress category. That award went to none other than Julie Andrews for her performance in Mary Poppins (1964).

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