Mary Poppins (1964) for Disney, The Sound of Music (1965) for 20th Century Fox and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) for Universal were the biggest money-makers yet for their studios. However, her next two films, Star! (1968) and Darling Lili (1970), to put it mildly, failed to get their money back.
The Americanization of Emily (1964) is the only black and white movie she ever made.
7 September 2000 - Her malpractice suit against the 2 New York Mt. Sinai Hospital doctors who allegedly botched her throat surgery was settled for an undisclosed sum.
According to her autobiography, she first saw second husband Blake Edwards at a party while she and first husband Tony Walton were on their honeymoon. She and Blake did not become friends until several years later.
As of 2007, she is one of six women, who have received Best Actress nominations for performances directed by their spouses. The other five are Frances McDormand for Fargo (1996), Gena Rowlands for A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Joanne Woodward for Rachel, Rachel (1968), Elisabeth Bergner for Escape Me Never (1935) and Jean Simmons for The Happy Ending (1969). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in an Oscar-nominated performance (Never on Sunday (1960)), but they weren't married yet at the time of the nomination. Susan Sarandon was also directed to her Best Actress Award for Dead Man Walking (1995) by her long time partner Tim Robbins (who also received a Best Director no
Born at 6:00am-BST.
Changed her last name from Wells to Andrews when her mother married her stepfather Ted Andrews.
Could sing notes only dogs could hear at the age of seven.
Filmed a cameo sequence as a chambermaid in Blake Edwards' 1975 Inspector Clouseau comedy The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), but the sequence ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Grandmother of daughter Emma Waltons children Samuel and Hope.
Has owned a chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, for many years. Every year she pays for Gstaad's Christmas lights. In July she presents the prize for the winner of the annual Gstaad Tennis Open. She once said if she was nervous before a performance on stage, she'd just have to look at a photo from 'lovely' Gstaad, and she was reassured.
Has perfect pitch.
Her brother, Christopher Stuart, was born in May, 1946.
Her daughter, Amy Edwards, married rock musician Lauren Scheff on October 24, 2004. They are now divorced.
Her grandchildren are: Kayti and Hannah Schneider, from stepdaughter Jennifer Edwards; Isabelle and Hank, from stepson Geoffrey Edwards; Max Scheff, from daughter Amy Edwards; and Sam and Hope, from daughter Emma Walton.
Her husband reported that she would probably never sing again because the throat surgery had ruined her voice. [November 1998]
Her performance as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (1964) is ranked #45 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
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.
Her stepfather was an alcoholic.