Julie Andrews

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Dame Julie Andrews
DBE
Julie Andrews Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia 2013.jpg
At Julie Andrews media conference at Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australie, 16 Mey 2013
Born Julia Elizabeth Wells
(1935-10-01) 1 October 1935 (age 83)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Ingland
Thrift Actress, sangster, author, theatre director, dancer
Years active 1945–present (stage)
1949–present (screen)
Hauf-marrae(s) Tony Walton
(m. 1959; div. 1967)

Blake Edwards
(m. 1969; his daith 2010)
Childer 3, includin Emma Walton Hamilton

Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, (née Wells; born 1 October 1935)[1] is an Inglis actress, sangster, an author.[1] Andrews, a bairn actress an sangster, appeared on the West End in 1948 an made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). She rose tae prominence starnin in Broadway muisicals sic as My Fair Lady (1956), playin Eliza Doolittle, an Camelot (1960), playin Queen Guinevere. In 1957, Andrews starned in the premiere o Rodgers and Hammerstein's written-for-televeesion muisical Cinderella, a live, netwirk broadcast seen bi ower 100 million viewers.

Andrews made her featur film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), an wan the Academy Awaird for Best Actress for her performance in the teetle role. She starned in The Sound of Music (1965), playin Maria von Trapp, an wan the Gowden Globe Awaird for Best Actress – Motion Pictur Comedy or Muisical. Atween 1964 an 1986, she starned in The Americanization of Emily (1964), Hawaii (1966), Torn Curtain (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), 10 (1979), Victor/Victoria (1982), That's Life! (1986), an Duet for One (1986).

In 2000, Andrews wis made a Dame bi Queen Elizabeth II for services tae the performin airts. In 2002, she wis ranked #59 in the BBC's poll o the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2003, she reveesitit her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, wi a revival o The Boy Friend. Frae 2001 tae 2004, Andrews starned in The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). Frae 2004 tae 2010, she lent her vyce tae the Shrek animatit films an Despicable Me (2010).

Andrews haes wan an Academy Award, a BAFTA, five Gowden Globes, three Grammys, twa Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awaird, the Kennedy Center Honors Awaird, an the Disney Legends Awaird. Apairt frae her muisical career, she is an aa an author o childer's beuks an haes published an autobiografie, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dame Julie: The Sound of Music". BBC. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 29 January 2007.