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JULIE ANDREWS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
  
Julie Andrews was born on October 1st, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey England with the birth name Julia Elizabeth Wells, born to Barbara Ward Wells.  Although her mother was married to Edward Charles Wells, he is not her biological father, as her mother had an affair with a family friend who is Andrews' real father.
 
As a young child she possessed an amazing singing voice and began performing as a child.  Both her parents were involved in vaudeville and so she easily adapted  to the life of an entertainer.
 
When she was nineteen years old she made her first Broadway performance in, "The Boy Friend" followed by a role in the stage production of, "My Fair Lady" (1956) and "Camelot".  Soon Andrews was working in the television industry on such shows as, "Cinderella" (1957).
 
Her big leap to stardom came in 1964 when she was cast alongside Dick Van Dyke in the film, "Mary Poppins" a role for which she won an Oscar.  As her career progressed she graced the silver screen with more successful film roles such as, "The Sound of Music" (1965), "Hawaii" (1966) and "Torn Curtain" (1966) starring with Paul Newman.
 
She went on to star in two more films, "Star!" (1968) and "Darling Lili" (1970), which sadly were unsuccessful at the box office.  Andrews did not let this affect her career and for a while she turned her focus back to music, performing in a number of nightclubs and hosted a Television variety series in the 1970's, "The Julie Andrews Hour", which won seven Emmy Awards but was canceled after only one season.
 
She also added numerous television guest appearances to her resume on such shows as, "The Ed Sullivan Show", "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", "What's My Line?", "The Bell Telephone Hour" and "The Gary Moore Show".  In 1992, she was cast in the sitcom "Julie" which aired on ABC. 
 
In 1997, Andrews underwent throat surgery which had a huge affect on her singing voice for quite some time and she even spent some time in a psychiatric clinic to deal with the trauma from her surgery.  She had to deal with legal issues with the hospital that did her surgery and was awarded about 30 million dollars in a settlement.   
 
Other film roles she added to her resume were, "10" (1979), "S.O.B." (1981), "Victor Victoria" (1982) and the television movie, "One Special Night" (1999).  More recently she has made quite a comeback to the industry starring in such successful films as, "The Princess Diaries" (2001), "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004) and has done voice over work for such films as, "Shrek" (2004), "Shrek The Third" (2007), "Shrek: Forever After" (2010)  and "Despicable Me" (2010).
 
In addition to stage, television and film work, Andrews is also an author of a number of children's books.  In 2010 she released her 23rd book titled, "The Very Fairy Princess" which reached number 1 on the New York Best Seller List for Children's Books.  
 
Andrews has married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Tony Walton in 1959 and they had one child before the marriage came to an end in 1967.  She then married director Blake Edwards in 1969 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away on December 15th, 2010.
 
Julie Andrews has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has also received a Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.  In 2011, she was also a recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Grammy.  Other honors she has received are a People's Choice Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy BAFTA.       

 
Filmography

2010   Despicable Me 

2010   Shrek Forever After

2010   Tooth Fairy

2007   Enchanted 

2007   Shrek the Third 

2004   The Cat That Looked at a King 

2004   Great Performances

2004   The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

2004   Shrek 2 

2003   Eloise at Christmastime 

2003   Eloise at the Plaza 

2002   Unconditional Love 

2002   ParaĆ­so Filmes

2001   The Princess Diaries

2001   On Golden Pond

2000   Relative Values 

1999   One Special Night

1995   Victor/Victoria 

1992   A Fine Romance 

1992   Julie

1991   Our Sons 

1986   Duet for One 

1986   That's Life!

1983   The Man Who Loved Women

1982   Trail of the Pink Panther 

1982   Victor Victoria

1981   S.O.B. 

1980   Little Miss Marker 

1979   10 

1976   The Pink Panther Strikes Again 

1974   The Tamarind Seed 

1970   Darling Lili 

1968   Star! 

1967   Thoroughly Modern Millie 

1966   Hawaii

1966   Torn Curtain 

1965   The Sound of Music 

1964   The Americanization of Emily 

1964   Mary Poppins 

1959   The Gentle Flame

1957   Cinderella 

1956   Ford Star Jubilee

1949   The Singing Princess





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Matinee Classics - Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet and James Logan
Matinee Classics - Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn, Jane Darwell, Arthur Malet and James Logan


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