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Dame Julie Andrews's Biography

 
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Julie Andrews was born Julia Elizabeth Wells on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey in England.

Her step-father Ted Andrews was a song and dance man and an alcoholic. The Guardian has an interesting interview with Julie Andrews that covers her background.

Julie Andrews made her London singing debut in 1947 in Starlight Roof. Julie Andrews's main success was in musicals like My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1960) on Broadway and Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965) in film.

Julie Andrews was made a Dame in 2000.

In 1997 an operation on her throat took away her voice.

It was not until 2004 that Julie Andrews performed another musical number. Instead she took non-singing roles such as the voice of Queen Lillian in Shrek II.

In 2006 it was announced that Dame Julie Andrews would receive a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Her second husband is Blake Edwards, writer and director of films like The Pink Panther.

The BBC compiled a Julie Andrews playlist.

In May 2010 Dame Julie Andrews made her first UK stage appearance for more than 30 years.

On 1 June 2016, it was revealed that Netflix had commissioned a children's show starring Dame Julie Andrews called Julie's Greenroom.




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