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The Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star will be honored during the 76th Venice International Film Festival in late August.

MAR 08, 2019

The Venice International Film Festival will honor Academy Award-winning actor Julie Andrews with the 2019 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the 76th festival that runs August 28-September 7.

Andrews is a three-time Tony nominee for creating the roles of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1956), Guenevere in Camelot (1960), and Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria (1995)-re-creating her Oscar-nominated performance from the 1982 film. She won the Academy Award for her 1964 feature film debut in Disney's Mary Poppins, and was also nominated for playing Maria von Trapp in the hit 1965 film adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music.

"I am so honored to have been selected as this year's recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement," Andrews said in a statement. "The Venice Film Festival has long been recognized as one of the world's most esteemed International Film Festivals. I thank La Biennale for this acknowledgement of my work and I look forward to being in that beautiful city in September for this very special occasion."

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