Happy birthday, Julie Andrews!


Julia Elizabeth Wells was born in Surrey, England, to a family of vaudeville performers who soon discovered her astounding talent and charm. She performed in music halls and later on transitioned towards musical theatre.

In 1954 she traveled to Broadway and captured attention with her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in the play My Fair Lady. Her movie debut arrived with the title role of the movie musical adaptation of Mary Poppins, for which she was casted by Walter Disney himself, and she earned her first Oscar for her portrayal of the charming nanny.

Another hit came with The Sound of Music, but her attempts at starring in more dramatic roles seemed futile, since the audiences were only interested in her light, musical-comedy endeavors. She returned to the big screen through Blake Edwards’ films. The director, who was also her husband, made her the star of the musical Victor Victoria, for which she was nominated for another Oscar, as well as other darker and unusual productions.

To this day, the charming and beautiful Julie Andrews has won the heart of a newer generation and continues to work in family films such as Enchanted or Despicable Me, making hers one of the most successful and long careers amongst her peers.



Musical filmography

Mary Poppins (1964)

The Sound of Music (1965)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

Star! (1968)

Victor Victoria (1982)

Unconditional love (2002)





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