|Job||Actress, singer, author, theatre director, dancer|
|Years active||1945-present (stage) * 1949-present (screen)|
|Top Roles||Mary Poppins, Sarah Louise Sherman, Gertrude Lawrence, Jerusha Bromley, Millie Dillmount|
|Top Genres||Musical, Drama, Comedy, Family, Biographical, Romance|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Children, Romance (Drama)|
|Top Collaborators||Blake Edwards (Director), Alfred Hitchcock (Director), Robert Wise (Director), J. Pat O'Malley|
|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 2022, Julie Andrews was 87 years old.
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.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Julie Andrews was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Mary Poppins (as Mary Poppins) in 1964.
|1964||Best Actress||Mary Poppins (1964)||Mary Poppins||Won|
|1965||Best Actress||The Sound of Music (1965)||Maria||Nominated|
|1982||Best Actress||Victor/Victoria (1982)||N/A||Nominated|
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:
Maria: Yes, well the children were scared of the thunderstorm and... You did, sir.
Captain von Trapp: And do you or do you not have trouble following these simple instructions?
Maria: Only during thunderstorms, sir.
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.
Mary Poppins: Don't fall and smudge the drawing!
[as children run down the path in the chalk drawing]
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