Julie Andrews

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Julie Andrews

English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (22%), Canada (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Mary Poppins (film), The Sound of Music (film), Blake Edwards

Linked to: Academy of Achievement, Cone-Ripman School, Harvard University, Buckingham Palace




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Julie Andrews was born in 1935 add something


In about 1940, Ted Wells sent her to live with her mother and stepfather, who, the elder Wells thought, would be better able to provide for his talented daughter's artistic training add something


Ella Shields - Ella worked with many stars over the years, including a very young Julie Andrews in the late 1940s with whom she shared the same bill of a Royal Command Performance


Julie Andrews performed spontaneously and unbilled on stage with her parents for about two years beginning in 1945 add something


Andrews made her professional solo debut at the London Hippodrome singing the difficult aria "Je Suis Titania" from "Mignon" as part of a musical revue called "Starlight Roof" on 22 October 1947 add something


Andrews is a former child actress and singer who appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of "The Boy Friend", and rose to prominence starring in musicals such as "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot", both of which earned her Tony award nominations add something


They had first met in 1948 when Andrews was appearing at the London Casino in the show "Humpty Dumpty" add something


On 1 November 1948, Julie Andrews became the youngest solo performer ever to be seen in a Royal Command Variety Performance, at the London Palladium, where she performed along with Danny Kaye, the Nicholas Brothers and the comedy team George and Bert Bernard for members of King George VI's family add something


She reportedly made her television debut on the BBC programme "RadiOlympia Showtime" on 8 October 1949 add something


In 1950 at the age of 14, Andrews was asked to sing at a party of a family friend, Katherine Norwalk, and it was that she learned that Ted Wells was not her biological father add something


She garnered considerable fame throughout the United Kingdom for her work on the BBC radio comedy show "Educating Archie"; she was a cast member from 1950 to 1952 add something


John Hewer - A stalwart of London 's Players Theatre throughout his career, he appeared in many musical theatrical productions, including "Sail Away" and "Six of One" in London's West End theatre, but the highlight of his theatrical career was starring opposite Julie Andrews in "The Boy Friend" on Broadway in the 1950s


Moondog - He released a number of 78s, 45s and EPs of his music in the 1950s, as well as several LPs on a number of notable jazz labels, including an unusual record of stories and songs for children with Julie Andrews and Martyn Green, in 1957, called "Songs of Sense and Nonsense - Tell it Again"


Richard Lewine - In the 1950s and 1960s, Lewine produced musicals for television including "Cinderella" starring Julie Andrews and "Aladdin" featuring music by Cole Porter


Sandy Wilson - "The Boy Friend" for the Players' Theatre was written in 1953 and went on to be produced in the West End at Wyndhams Theatre in January 1954 and on Broadway in 1954, introducing Julie Andrews in her Broadway debut


The same year she made her debut as a theatre director, directing a revival of "The Boy Friend", the musical in which she made her 1954 Broadway debut, at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York add something


On 30 September 1954 on the eve of her 19th birthday, Julie Andrews made her Broadway debut portraying "Polly Browne" in the already highly successful London musical "The Boy Friend" add something


Millicent Martin - She made her Broadway debut opposite Julie Andrews in "The Boy Friend" in 1954


In November 1955 Andrews was signed to appear with Bing Crosby in what is regarded as the first made-for-television film, "High Tor" add something


In 1956, she appeared on stage in "My Fair Lady" as Eliza Doolittle to Rex Harrison's Henry Higgins add something


In 1957, she appeared on television with the title role in "Cinderella", which was seen by over 100 million viewers add something


"Cinderella" was broadcast live on CBS on 31 March 1957 under the musical direction of Alfredo Antonini and attracted an estimated 107 million viewers add something


Jon Cypher - He made his television debut as the Prince in the original 1957 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" opposite Julie Andrews in the title role


Kaye Ballard - In 1957, she and Alice Ghostley played the two wicked stepsisters in the live telecast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", starring Julie Andrews in the title role


Ilka Chase - In 1957, she performed the role of the Stepmother in the television production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella", which starred Julie Andrews


CBS - It was originally broadcast live in color on CBS on March 31, 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role; that broadcast was seen by over 100 million people


Between 1958 and 1962, Andrews appeared on such specials as CBS-TV's "The Fabulous Fifties" and NBC-TV's "The Broadway of Lerner & Loewe" add something


Rose-Marie - The most complete recording was made in 1958 by RCA Victor starring Julie Andrews and Giorgio Tozzi


Andrews married set designer Tony Walton on 10 May 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey add something


In 1960, Lerner and Loewe again cast her in a period musical as Queen Guinevere in "Camelot", with Richard Burton and newcomer Robert Goulet add something


Harry Belafonte - During the 1960s he appeared on TV specials alongside such artists as Julie Andrews, Petula_Clark, Lena Horne and Nana Mouskouri


"Home" chronicles her early years in Britain's music hall circuit and ends in 1962 with her winning the role of Mary Poppins add something


In June 1962, Andrews co-starred in "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall", a CBS special with Carol Burnett add something


Andrews and her husband headed back to Britain in September 1962 to await the birth of daughter Emma Katherine Walton, who was born in London two months later add something


Kathryn Grayson - Her casting in "The Merry Widow" led to her replacing Julie Andrews in 1962 as Queen Guinevere in "Camelot"


Carol Burnett - With her success on the Moore show, Burnett finally rose to headliner status and appeared in the 1962 special Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, co-starring her friend Julie Andrews.


In 1963, Andrews began her work in the title role of Disney's musical film "Mary Poppins" add something


Between 1964 and 1967, Andrews had other box office successes with "The Americanization of Emily", "Hawaii", Alfred Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain", and "Thoroughly Modern Millie", making her the most successful film star in the world at that time add something


In 1964, Andrews starred opposite James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily" , for which she was nominated for the BAFTA award for Best British Actress in a Leading Role add something


Jack Warner - Warner was criticized for choosing a non-singing star, Audrey Hepburn, to play the leading role of Eliza Doolittle; indeed, the 1964 Academy *award for Best Actress went to Julie Andrews, who had played Eliza on Broadway and the London Stage, for Mary Poppins, while Audrey Hepburn was not even nominated


Mary Poppins (film) - "'Mary Poppins"' is a 1964 musical film starring Julie Andrews, Dick_Van_Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns, produced by Walt Disney, and loosely based on the "Mary Poppins" books series by P. L. Travers


In 1965, Andrews starred in "The Sound of Music", which was the highest-grossing film of the year and was the biggest hit in 20th Century Fox history add something


She and her co-stars won the 1965 Grammy award for Best Album for Children add something


Cary Grant - Gilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain, only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don't Run; Paul Newman was cast instead, opposite Julie Andrews.


Christopher Plummer - In a career that spans seven decades and includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film "The Sound of Music" alongside Julie Andrews


Kana Uemura - Uemura first became interested in music, after watching Julie Andrews performance in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music"


The Sound of Music (film) - "'The Sound of Music"' is a 1965 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


Also in 1966, she starred opposite Paul Newman in "Torn Curtain", which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock add something


In 1966, Andrews starred in "Hawaii" add something


It became the highest grossing film of 1966 add something


Andre Previn - He collaborated with Julie Andrews on a collection of Christmas carols in 1966, focusing on rarely heard carols


The couple filed for a divorce on 14 November 1967 add something


Mildred Shay - In 1968 she returned to acting with a small role in the Julie Andrews film "'Star"'


In 1969, she shared the spotlight with singer Harry Belafonte for an NBC-TV special, "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte" add something


Blake Edwards - Edwards' second marriage from 1969 until his death was to Julie Andrews


In the 1970s, Edwards and Andrews adopted two daughters; Amy in 1974 and Joanna in 1975 add something


She made only two other films in the 1970s, "The Tamarind Seed" and "10" add something


In 1971, she appeared as a guest for the Grand Opening Special of Walt Disney World, and that same year she and Carol Burnett headlined a CBS special, "Julie and Carol At Lincoln Center" add something


Adriana Caselotti - On November 22, 1972 -Thanksgiving Day-, she guest-starred on an episode of "The Julie Andrews Hour" saluting the music of Walt Disney, singing "I'm Wishing" and "Someday My Prince Will Come" with Julie Andrews


Between 1973 and 1975, Andrews continued her association with ABC by headlining five variety specials for the network add something


Alice Ghostley - "The Julie Andrews Hour" was canceled by ABC in the spring of 1973 having completed a full season of twenty-four episodes


The Tamarind Seed - "'The Tamarind Seed"' is a 1974 American-British romantic drama film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif


Jackie Gleason - In April 1974, Gleason revived several classic characters in a television special with Julie Andrews


She guest-starred on "The Muppet Show" in 1977, and the following year, she appeared again with the Muppets on a CBS television variety special add something


In February 1980, Andrews headlined "Because We Care", a CBS-TV special with 30 major stars raising funds for Cambodian Famine victims add something


In 1981, she appeared in Blake Edwards' "S.O.B." in which she played Sally Miles, a character who agrees to "show my boobies" in a scene in the film-within-a-film add something


In 1982, Andrews played a dual role of Victoria Grant and Count Victor Grezhinski in the film "Victor Victoria" add something


In 1983, Andrews was chosen as the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by the Harvard University Theatrical Society add something


Walter Cronkite - Cronkite hosted the annual Vienna New Year's Concert on PBS from 1985 to 2008, succeeded by Julie Andrews in 2009


Placido Domingo - In 1987, he and Denver joined Julie Andrews for an Emmy *award-winning holiday television special, "The Sound of Christmas", filmed in Salzburg, Austria


Two years later, she was reunited for the third time with Carol Burnett for a variety special which aired on ABC in December 1989 add something


In 1991, Andrews made her television dramatic debut in the ABC made-for-TV film, "Our Sons", co-starring Ann-Margret add something


Hugh Grant - In 1991, he played Julie Andrews' gay son in the ABC made-for-television film Our Sons.


In the summer of 1992 Andrews starred in her first television sitcom, "Julie", which aired on ABC and co-starred James Farentino add something


In December 1992 she hosted the NBC holiday special, "Christmas In Washington" add something


Rider Strong - In 1992, he received his first regular television series role as Julie Andrews's son on "Julie"


In 1993, she starred in a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club in the American premiere of Stephen Sondheim's revue, "Putting It Together" add something


Opening on Broadway on 25 October 1995 at the Marquis Theatre, it later went on the road on a world tour add something


Andrews was forced to quit the show towards the end of the Broadway run in 1997 when she developed vocal problems add something


Her voice, which originally spanned four octaves, was damaged by a throat operation in 1997 add something


Liza Minnelli - She returned to Broadway in 1997, taking over the title role in the musical Victor/Victoria, replacing Julie Andrews.


In 1998, she appeared in a stage production of Dr. Dolittle in London add something


The next year Andrews was reunited with James Garner for the CBS made-for-TV film, "One Special Night", which aired in November 1999 add something


In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace add something


In the 2000 New Year Honours List, Andrews was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace add something


The lawsuit was settled in September 2000 add something


Anne Hathaway (actress) - Before production of the film, she was cast alongside Julie Andrews in the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in another Disney production, the comedy film "The Princess Diaries", based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name and directed by Garry Marshall


Anne Hathaway - Before production of the film, she was cast alongside Julie Andrews in the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in another Disney production, the comedy film "The Princess Diaries", based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name and directed by Garry Marshall


In 2001, Andrews appeared in "The Princess Diaries", her first Disney film since 1964's "Mary Poppins" add something


In 2001, Andrews received Kennedy Center Honors add something


Ernest Thompson - In 2001, he directed his own TV version of "On Golden Pond", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer


Shrek 2 - It is the second installment in the "Shrek" series, the sequel to 2001's "Shrek", and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John_Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders


Sofia Vassilieva - In 2002 - 2003, she played the children's book heroine Eloise, in two made-for-television movies "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime" directed by Kevin Lima, with Julie Andrews as Nanny


Andrews continued her association with Disney when she appeared as the nanny in two 2003 made-for-television films based on the Eloise books, a series of children's books by Kay Thompson about a child who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York City add something


In 2003, Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of "The Boy Friend" at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York add something


"Eloise at the Plaza" premiered in April 2003, and "Eloise at Christmastime" was broadcast in November 2003 add something


For a Walt Disney video release she again portrayed Mary Poppins and narrated the story of "The Cat That Looked at a King" in 2004 add something


In 2004, Andrews performed the voice of Queen Lillian in the animated blockbuster "Shrek 2" , reprising the role for its sequels, "Shrek the Third" and "Shrek Forever After" add something


From 2005 to 2006, Andrews served as the Official Ambassador for Disneyland's 18-month-long, 50th anniversary celebration, the "Happiest Homecoming on Earth", travelling to promote the celebration, and recording narration and appearing at several events at the park add something


Her production, which featured costume and scenic design by her former husband Tony Walton, was remounted at the Goodspeed Opera House in 2005 and went on a national tour in 2006 add something


Later, in 2007, she narrated "Enchanted", a live-action Disney musical comedy that both poked fun and paid homage to classic Disney films such as "Mary Poppins" add something


In January 2007, Andrews was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the Screen Actors Guild's awards and stated that her goals included continuing to direct for the stage and possibly to produce her own Broadway musical add something


According to her 2008 autobiography "Home", while Julie had been used to calling Ted Andrews "Uncle Ted", her mother suggested it would be more appropriate to refer to her stepfather as "Pop", while her father remained "Dad" or "Daddy" to her add something


In addition, according to Andrews' 2008 memoir, her stepfather was an alcoholic add something


In July through early August 2008, Andrews hosted "Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music", a short tour of the United States where she sang various Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and symphonised her recently published book, "Simeon's Gift" add something


On 8 May 2009, Andrews received the honorary George and Ira Gershwin award for Lifetime Achievement in Music at the annual UCLA Spring Sing competition in Pauley Pavilion add something


The couple stayed married for 41 years until Edwards' death in 2010 add something


In January 2010, Andrews was the official USA presenter of the New Year's Day Vienna concert add something


On 8 May 2010, Andrews made her London comeback after a 21-year absence add something


On 18 May 2010, Andrews' 23rd book was published add something


On 21 May 2010, her film "Shrek Forever After" was released; in it Andrews reprises her role as the Queen add something


In June 2010 the book, entitled "The Very Fairy Princess", reached number 1 on "the New York Times" Best Seller List for Children's Books add something


On 28 October 2010, Andrews appeared, along with the actors who portrayed the cinematic Von Trapp family members, on "Oprah" to commemorate the film's 45th anniversary add something


On 15 December 2010, Andrews' husband Blake Edwards died at the age of 88, of complications of pneumonia at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California add something


Tooth Fairy (2010 film) - "'Tooth Fairy"' is a 2010 Canadian comedy film starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews


The Sound of Music (film) - On October 28, 2010, in honor of the film's 45th anniversary, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer , plus the movie's seven child stars, appeared together on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"


In February 2011, Andrews received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and, with her daughter Emma, a Grammy for best spoken word album for children , at the 53rd Grammy awards ceremony add something


Roger Daltrey - In 2011, Daltrey, Steven Tyler and Julie Andrews provided funding for Bob Langer's research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology into vocal chord repair for victims of cancer and other disorders


George Beverly Shea - On 12 February 2011 Shea received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award alongside Julie Andrews, Roy_Haynes, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton and the Ramones at a ceremony held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles , California


As of 2012, it is the 3rd highest-grossing film of all time add something


As of 2013, it is the third highest-grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation add something


The Pink Panther - On March 31, 2014 Metro-Goldwyn-May er has announced to develop a new live-action/animated "Pink Panther" film, David Silverman will direct the film, Walter Mirisch will produce with Julie Andrews


In 2015 Andrews made a surprise appearance at the Oscars, greeting Lady Gaga who paid her homage by singing a medley from "The Sound of Music" add something


Lyndon Terracini announced in August 2015 that Andrews will direct "My Fair Lady" in 2016 for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House add something


In 2016 Andrews created the preschool television series "Julie's Greenroom" with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman add something


Andrews will be joined by her assistant Gus and Greenies, a cast of original puppets built by The Jim Henson Company and will premiere on Netflix in 2017 add something


In 2018, Andrews will be voicing a character in James Wan's "Aquaman" add something


The Princess Diaries (film) - In January 2019, Hathaway confirmed there is a script being written for a third film and that she, Julie Andrews, and producer Debra Martin-Chase are on board