Julie Andrews

Posted on October 1st, 2015, by iMinerva

Julie Andrews – October 1, 1935

This is quite a year for Julie Andrews who celebrates her 90th birthday today, October 1.  Earlier this year, she toasted the 50th anniversary for the much-loved Sound of Music in which she played Maria Von Trapp, a role earning her a second Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

Although she began performing on the London stage at the age of 10, American theater-goers first took notice of Ms. Andrews when she appeared in the Broadway production of The Boyfriend and later in My Fair Lady and Camelot on Broadway.  And who didn’t love her as Mary Poppins?  Her movie and television appearances form a long list.  My favorite memory is Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, a 1962 CBS special with Carol Burnett.  The music and the laughter delivered a unforgettable performance.

Ms. Andrews has always stayed connected to audiences – especially the youngest ones.  She’s written more than 20 children’s books, several in collaboration with her daughter Emma, and has “appeared” in three animated Shrek movies,  as well as Despicable Me, along with roles in two Eloise made-for-tv movies and special Disney programs.

In 2000, Queen Elizabeth officially named her a “Dame,” a most appropriate title.

Happy 90th Birthday Dame Julie Andrews!  We hope your life continues to be filled with the sounds of music and laughter and love.


*Photo from Wikipedia.  For a full biography, click on wikipedia..



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