Job Actress, singer, author, theatre director, dancer
Years active 1945-present (stage) * 1949-present (screen)
Top Roles Mary Poppins, Gertrude Lawrence, Sarah Louise Sherman, Millie Dillmount, Jerusha Bromley
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 2023, Julie Andrews was 88 years old.

MINI BIO:

British singer and actress with fresh, healthy looks, on radio as a child. Following stage hits with The Boy Friend and My Fair Lady, she briefly gained enormous popularity in the cinema of the 1960s; but her antiseptic air soon proved less than popular at the box-office despite strenuous and praiseworthy (if sometimes a trifle desperate) efforts to widen her range. Married to director Blake Edwards (second of two) since 1968, she as frequently seen in his films. Also writes children's stories. An Oscar-winner for Mary Poppins, she has also been nominated for The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria. Unable to sing professionally after an operation to remove throat nodes in 1998. Created dame in 2000.

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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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Julie Andrews Quotes:

Millie Dillmount: Terrif! Ooh, delish!


Captain von Trapp: Now, Fraulein. I want a truthful answer from you.
Maria: Yes, Captain?
Captain von Trapp: Is it possible - or could I have just imagined it - have my children by any chance been climbing trees today?
Maria: Yes, Captain.
Captain von Trapp: I see. And where, may I ask, did they get these... ummm...
Maria: Play clothes.
Captain von Trapp: Oh, is that what you call them?
Maria: I made them. From the drapes that used to hang in my bedroom.
Captain von Trapp: Drapes?
Maria: They still have plenty of wear left. The children have been everywhere in them.
Captain von Trapp: Do you mean to tell me that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?
Maria: Mmm-hmmm. And having a marvelous time!


Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: Easy, tiger, that's a tailored shirt.
Emily Barham: Oh, shut up and let me kiss you.


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In 1969, when MGM cancelled their proposed Irving Berlin musical biography "Say it With Music" in which she was set to star, she sued the studio and collected her $1,250,000 salary.

Was one of the first women to be named a Disney Legend (and inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame). She was in the 1991 class with animator Mary Blair.

Was considered for the role of Susy Hendrix in the film Wait Until Dark (1967) . The role eventually went to Audrey Hepburn as it did in My Fair Lady (1964).

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