Dame Julie Andrews DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells, 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer and author. Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954), and in 1952 she voiced Princess Zeila in the Italian animated film The Singing Princess.
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Julie Andrews, Actress: The Sound of Music. Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens, and at age 20, she launched ...
Julie Andrews, in full Dame Julie Andrews, original name Julia Elizabeth Wells, (born October 1, 1935, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England), English motion-picture, stage, and musical star noted for her crystalline four-octave voice and her charm and skill as an actress. Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965).
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Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens, and at age 20, she launched her stage career in a London Palladium production of \\"Cinderella\\".
Andrew came to Broadway in 1954 with \\"The Boy Friend\\", and became a bona fide star two years later in 1956, in the role of Eliza Doolittle in the unprecedented hit \\"My Fair Lady\\". Her star status continued in 1957, when she starred in the TV-production of Cinderella (1957) and through 1960, when she played \\"Guenevere\\" in \\"Camelot\\".
In 1963, Walt Disney asked Andrews if she would like to star in his upcoming production, a lavish musical fantasy that combined live-action and animation. She agreed on the condition if she didn't get the role of Doolittle in the pending film production of My Fair Lady (1964). After Audrey Hepburn was cast in My Fair Lady, Andrews made an auspicious film debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins (1964), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Andrews continued to work on Broadway, until the release of The Sound of Music (1965), the highest-grossing movie of its day and one of the highest-grossing of all time. She soon found that audiences identified her only with singing, sugary-sweet nannies and governesses, and were reluctant to accept her in dramatic roles in The Americanization of Emily (1964) and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Torn Curtain (1966). In addition, the box-office showings of the musicals Julie subsequently made increasingly reflected the negative effects of the musical-film boom that she helped to create. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) was for a time the most successful film Universal had released, but it still couldn't compete with Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music for worldwide acclaim and recognition. Star! (1968) and Darling Lili (1970) also bombed at the box office. Fortunately, Andrews did not let this keep her down. She worked in nightclubs and hosted a TV variety series in the 1970s. In 1979, Andrews returned to the big screen, appearing in films directed by her husband Blake Edwards, with roles that were entirely different from anything she had been seen in before. Andrews starred in 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981) and Victor Victoria (1982), which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She continued acting throughout the 1980s and 1990s in movies and TV, hosting several specials and starring in a short-lived sitcom. In 2001, she starred in The Princess Diaries (2001), alongside then-newcomer Anne Hathaway. The family film was one of the most successful G-Rated films of that year, and Andrews reprised her role as Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). In recent years, Andrews appeared in Tooth Fairy (2010), as well as a number of voice roles in Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), Enchanted (2007), Shrek Forever After (2010), and Despicable Me (2010).
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Julia Andrews was born on 1st October 1935, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England to parents Barbara Ward Wells and Edward Charles Wells, a teacher of metalwork and woodwork. Her parents divorced after the outbreak of World War II. She grew up with her father, Edward, and brothers John in Surrey. She belonged to a low-income family and lived in a slum area of London when she was a child. Later, her parents improved their career and moved to better surrounding in Beckenham and then in Hersham. Her step-father sponsored her education at the Cone-Ripman School, an independent arts educational school in London and trained with Madame Lilian Stiles-Allen, a concert soprano and voice instructor. Later, she attended the Woodbrook School, in Beckenham.
Julia made her first stage performance with her mother and step-father at her early age in 1945, and she continued it for next two years. During the period, she got an opportunity to meet Val Parnell, a British television managing director and presenter, actor and theatrical impresario. Then she made a solo debut in London Hippodrome, singing the difficult aria, Je Suis Titania from Mignon as a part of a musical revue called Starling Roodin October 1947 and performed there nearly for a year. At 13, she became one of the youngest solo performers in a Royal Command Variety Performance for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the London Palladium, performing with Danny Kaye, the Nicholas Brothers and the comedy team Georg and Bert Bernard. Later, she made her television debut on the BBC program RadiOlympia Showtimeon 8th October 1949. In 1949, she dubbed her voice for the role Princess Zeila in English-language Italian animated movie, La Rosa di Bagdad, directed by Anton Gino Domenigh...
Julie has received different awards in her lifetime. She was honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild’s awards in January 2007. Later, she also received George and Ira Gershwin Award, Grammar Lifetime Achievement Award, Disney Legend Awards, Hamptons Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Awards, Kennedy Center Honors Awards. Apart from Film industry awards, she has received many honorary degrees in recognition of her distinguished career in entertainment. She was honored by the University of Maryland-Doctors of Fine Arts in 1970, Yale University-Doctor of Fine Arts in 1999 and Stony Brook University-Doctor of Lettersin 2012.
Julia has been married twice in her lifetime. She first married Tony Walton, an English set, and costume designer, on 10th May 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey. The couple first met in 1948 at the London Casino in the Humpty Dumpty. The couple later moved to London in 1962 where she gave birth to a daughter, Emma Kathrine Walton. After eight years of marital relationship, the husband and wife divorced in 1967. After two years of divorce with Tony, she married Blake Edwards, an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer, in 1969. The husband and wife adopted two daughters:Amy and Joannain the 1970s. She was with her husband till his last breath in 2010. Now, she is a grandmother to nine children.
Julia has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $45 million from her career in acting, singing, and as an author.
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