Dame Julie Elizabeth AndrewsDBE (born 1 October 1935)[1] is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. In 2000, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.

Andrews is a former child actress and singer who appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. In 1957, she appeared on television with the title role in Cinderella, which was seen by over 100 million viewers.

Andrews made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her second Academy Award nomination for The Sound of Music (1965), and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Adjusted for inflation, the latter film is the third-highest grossing film of all time.[2] Between 1964 and 1967, Andrews had other box office successes with The Americanization of EmilyHawaiiAlfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain, andThoroughly Modern Millie, making her the most successful film star in the world at that time.[3]

In the 1970s, Andrews' film career slowed down following the commercial disappointments of Star!Darling Lili, and The Tamarind Seed. She returned to prominence with the critical and commercial successes of 10 (1979) and Victor Victoria (1982), receiving a third Academy Award nomination. During the remainder of the 1980s, she starred in critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful films such as That's Life! and Duet for One, before her career went into eclipse in the 1990s.

Andrews' film career revived once more in the 2000s with the successes of The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), theShrek animated films (2004–2010), and Despicable Me (2010). Her vocal range, which was originally very impressive, was damaged during a throat operation in 1997. In 2003, Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York.

Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, which includes memories of surviving theLondon Blitz. In addition to an Academy Award, she has won a BAFTA, five Golden Globes, three Grammys, two Emmys, the Disney Legend award and the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2002, she was placed at number 59 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.


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Early life[edit]Edit

Julia Elizabeth Wells[4] was born on October 1, 1935 in Walton-on-ThamesSurrey, England.[5] Her mother, Barbara Ward Wells (née Morris), was married to Edward Charles "Ted" Wells, a teacher of metalworkand woodwork, but Andrews was conceived as a result of an affair her mother had with an unnamed family friend.[6][7] Andrews discovered her true parentage from her mother in 1950,[8][9] although it was not publicly disclosed until her 2008 autobiography.[10]

With the outbreak of World War II, Barbara and Ted Wells went their separate ways. Ted Wells assisted with evacuating children to Surrey during the Blitz, while Barbara joined Ted Andrews in entertaining the troops through the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). Barbara and Ted Wells were soon divorced. They both remarried: Barbara to Ted Andrews, in 1939; and Ted Wells to a former hairstylist working a lathe at a war work factory that employed them both in Hinchley Wood, Surrey.[8][9]

Andrews lived briefly with Ted Wells and her brother John in Surrey. In about 1940, Ted Wells sent her to live with her mother and stepfather, who, the elder Wells thought, would be better able to provide for his talented daughter's artistic training. According to her 2008 autobiography Home, while Julie had been used to calling Ted Andrews "Uncle Ted", her mother suggested it would be more appropriate to refer to her stepfather as "Pop", while her father remained "Dad" or "Daddy" to her. Julie disliked this change.

The Andrews family was "very poor and we lived in a bad slum area of London," Andrews recalled, adding, "That was a very black period in my life." According to Andrews, her stepfather was violent and an alcoholic.[10] Ted Andrews twice, while drunk, tried to get into bed with his stepdaughter, resulting in Andrews putting a lock on her door.[10] But, as the stage career of Ted and Barbara Andrews improved, they were able to afford to move to better surroundings, first to Beckenham and then, as the war ended, back to the Andrews' home town of Hersham. The Andrews family took up residence at the Old Meuse, in West Grove, Hersham, a house (now demolished) where Andrews' maternal grandmother had served as a maid.[9]

Andrews' stepfather sponsored lessons for her, first at the Cone-Ripman School (now known commonly as ArtsEd), an independent arts educational school in London, then with concert soprano and voice instructor Madame Lilian Stiles-Allen. "She had an enormous influence on me", Andrews said of Stiles-Allen, adding, "She was my third mother – I've got more mothers and fathers than anyone in the world." In her memoir Julie Andrews – My Star Pupil, Stiles-Allen records: "The range, accuracy and tone of Julie's voice amazed me ... she had possessed the rare gift of absolute pitch"[11] (though Andrews herself refutes this in her 2008 autobiography Home).[8][12] According to Andrews: "Madame was sure that I could do Mozart and Rossini, but, to be honest, I never was".[13] Of her own voice, she says "I had a very pure, white, thin voice, a four-octave range – dogs would come for miles around."[13] After Cone-Ripman School, Andrews continued her academic education at the nearby Woodbrook School, a local state school in Beckenham.[14]


Early career in Britain[edit]Edit

Julie Andrews performed spontaneously and unbilled on stage with her parents for about two years beginning in 1945. "Then came the day when I was told I must go to bed in the afternoon because I was going to be allowed to sing with Mummy and Pop in the evening," Andrews explained. She would stand on a beer crate to sing into the microphone, sometimes a solo or as a duet with her stepfather, while her mother played piano. "It must have been ghastly, but it seemed to go down all right."[15][16]

Julie Andrews gained her big break when her stepfather introduced her to Val Parnell, whose Moss Empires controlled prominent venues in London. Andrews made her professional solo debut at the London Hippodrome singing the difficult aria "Je suis Titania" from Mignon as part of a musical revue called "Starlight Roof" on 22 October 1947. She played the Hippodrome for one year.[8][17] Andrews recalled "Starlight Roof" saying, "There was this wonderful American person and comedian, Wally Boag, who made balloon animals. He would say, 'Is there any little girl or boy in the audience who would like one of these?' And I would rush up onstage and say, 'I'd like one, please.' And then he would chat to me and I'd tell him I sang... I was fortunate in that I absolutely stopped the show cold. I mean, the audience went crazy."[18]

On 1 November 1948, Julie Andrews became the youngest solo performer ever to be seen in a Royal Command Variety Performance, at the London Palladium, where she performed along with Danny Kaye, theNicholas Brothers and the comedy team George and Bert Bernard for members of King George VI's family.[19][20]

Julie Andrews followed her parents into radio and television.[21] She performed in musical interludes of the BBC Light Programme comedy show Up the Pole and later Educating Archie, of which she was a cast member from 1950 to 1952.[20] She reportedly made her television debut on the BBC programme RadiOlympia Showtime on 8 October 1949.[22]

Andrews appeared on West End theatre at the London Casino, where she played one year each as Princess Badroulbadour in Aladdin and the egg in Humpty Dumpty. She also appeared on provincial stages in Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as starring as the lead role in Cinderella.[21]

Early career in the United States[edit]Edit

[1][2]Publicity photo 1960s

On 30 September 1954 on the eve of her 19th birthday, Julie Andrews made her Broadway debut portraying Polly Browne in the already highly successful London musical The Boy Friend.[1] To the critics, Andrews was the stand-out performer in the show.[23] Near the end of her Boy Friend contract, Andrews was asked to audition for My Fair Lady on Broadway and got the part.[24] In November 1955 Andrews was signed to appear with Bing Crosby in what is regarded as the first made-for-television film, High Tor.[25]

Andrews auditioned for a part in the Richard Rodgers musical Pipe Dream. Although Rodgers wanted her for Pipe Dream, he advised her to take the part in the Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner musical My Fair Lady if it were offered to her. In 1956, she appeared on stage in My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle to Rex Harrison's Henry Higgins. Rodgers was so impressed with Andrews' talent that concurrent with her run in My Fair Lady, she was featured in the Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical,Cinderella.[23] Cinderella was broadcast live on CBS on 31 March 1957 under the musical direction of Alfredo Antonini and attracted an estimated 107 million viewers.[26][27]The show was broadcast in colour from CBS Studio 72, at 2248 Broadway in New York City. Only a black-and-white kinescope remains, which has been released on DVD. Andrews was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance.[28] Between 1958 and 1962, Andrews appeared on such specials as CBS-TV's The Fabulous Fifties and NBC-TV's The Broadway of Lerner & Loewe. In addition to guest starring on The Ed Sullivan Show, she also appeared on The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowWhat's My Line?The Jack Benny ProgramThe Bell Telephone Hour and The Garry Moore Show. In June 1962, Andrews co-starred in Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, a CBS special with Carol Burnett.

In 1960, Lerner and Loewe again cast her in a period musical as Queen Guinevere in Camelot, with Richard Burton and newcomer Robert Goulet. However film studio headJack Warner decided Andrews lacked sufficient name recognition for her casting in the film version of My Fair Lady; Eliza was played by the established film actress Audrey Hepburn instead. As Warner later recalled, the decision was easy, "In my business I have to know who brings people and their money to a cinema box office. Audrey Hepburn had never made a financial flop."[29]

Andrews had married set designer Tony Walton on 10 May 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey. They had first met in 1948 when Andrews was appearing at the London Casino in the show Humpty Dumpty. Andrews and her husband headed back to Britain in September 1962 to await the birth of daughter Emma Katherine Walton, who was born in London two months later.[30]

Film stardom[edit]Edit

In 1963, Andrews began her work in the title role of Disney's musical film Mary PoppinsWalt Disney had seen a performance of Camelot and thought Andrews would be perfect for the role of the British nanny who is "practically perfect in every way!" Andrews initially declined because of pregnancy, but Disney politely insisted, saying, "We'll wait for you."[31]

[3][4]in Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins became the biggest box-office draw in Disney history. Andrews won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Actress and the 1964 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance. She and her co-stars also won the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Album for Children. As a measure of "sweet revenge," as Poppins songwriter Richard M. Sherman put it, Andrews closed her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes by saying, "And, finally, my thanks to a man who made a wonderful movie and who made all this possible in the first place, Mr. Jack Warner."[31][32] My Fair Lady was in competition for awards at the same ceremony.

Andrews starred opposite James Garner in The Americanization of Emily (1964), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress in a Leading Role. A comedy-drama war film set in London during World War II, Andrews has described it as her favourite film, a sentiment shared by her co-star Garner.[33]

In 1965, Andrews starred in The Sound of Music, which was the highest-grossing film of the year and was the biggest hit in the history of 20th Century Fox.[34] As of 2013, it is the third highest-grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation.[35] For her performance as Maria Von Trapp, Andrews won her second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, though she lost to Julie Christie, for Darling.

After completing The Sound of Music, Andrews appeared as a guest star on the NBC-TV variety series The Andy Williams Show. She followed this television appearance with an Emmy Award-winning special, The Julie Andrews Show, which featured Gene Kelly and the New Christy Minstrels as guests. It aired on NBC-TV in November 1965.

In 1966, Andrews starred in Hawaii, the highest grossing film of its year.[36] Also in 1966, she starred opposite Paul Newman in Torn Curtain, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The following year, she played theeponymous character in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. At the time, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Torn Curtain were the biggest and second biggest hits inUniversal Pictures history, respectively.


[5][6]Rock Hudson and Andrews kissing in Darling Lili (1970)

Andrews next appeared in two of Hollywood's most expensive flops: Star! (1968), a biopic of Gertrude Lawrence, and Darling Lili (1970), co-starring Rock Hudson and directed by her second husband, Blake Edwards (they married in 1969, following her divorce from Tony Walton in 1967).[20][37] The couple stayed married for 41 years until Edwards' death in 2010.[38]

In the 1970s, Edwards and Andrews adopted two daughters; Amy in 1974 and Joanna in 1975.[39][40] Edwards' children from a previous marriage, Jennifer and Geoffrey, were 3 and 5 years older than Emma, Andrews' daughter with Tony Walton.[41] Sometime in 1970, Andrews was one of the many actresses considered for the lead role of Eglantine Price in Disney's Bedknobs and Broomsticks, losing the role to Angela Lansbury.

Andrews continued working in television. In 1969, she shared the spotlight with singer Harry Belafonte for an NBC-TV special, An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte. In 1971, she appeared as a guest for the Grand Opening Special of Walt Disney World, and that same year she and Carol Burnett headlined a CBS special, Julie and Carol At Lincoln Center. In 1972–73, Andrews starred in her own television variety series, The Julie Andrews Hour, on the ABC network. The show won seven Emmy Awards, but was cancelled after one season.

Between 1973 and 1975, Andrews continued her association with ABC by headlining five variety specials for the network. She guest-starred on The Muppet Show in 1977,[42] and the following year, she appeared again with the Muppets on a CBS television variety special. The programme, Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring, aired in March 1978, to mixed reviews and mediocre ratings. She made only two other films in the 1970s, The Tamarind Seed (1974) and 10 (1979).

In February 1980, Andrews headlined "Because We Care", a CBS-TV special with 30 major stars raising funds for Cambodian Famine victims. Later that year, she starred in the film Little Miss Marker. In 1981, she appeared in Blake Edwards' S.O.B. (1981) in which she played Sally Miles, a character who agrees to "show my boobies" in a scene in the film-within-a-film. That was Andrews's first on-screen nude scene and got much attention as she poked fun at her own squeaky clean image.

In 1982, Andrews played a dual role of Victoria Grant and Count Victor Grezhinski in the film Victor Victoria once again playing opposite James Garner. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as a nomination for the 1982 Academy Award for Best Actress, her third Oscar nomination.[1][43]

In 1983, Andrews was chosen as the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by the Harvard University Theatrical Society.[44] That year, she co-starred with Burt Reynolds in The Man Who Loved Women. Her next two films were That's Life! and Duet for One (both 1986), which earned her Golden Globe nominations.

[7][8]Julie Andrews' star on theHollywood Walk of Fame.

In December 1987, Andrews starred in an ABC Christmas special, Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas, which went on to win five Emmy Awards. Two years later, she was reunited for the third time with Carol Burnett for a variety special which aired on ABC in December 1989.

In 1991, Andrews made her television dramatic debut in the ABC made-for-TV film, Our Sons, co-starring Ann-Margret. Andrews was named a Disney Legend within the year.

In the summer of 1992 Andrews starred in her first television sitcom, the short-lived Julie aired on ABC for only seven episodes and co-starred James Farentino. In December 1992 she hosted the NBC holiday special, Christmas In Washington.

In 1993, she starred in a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club in the American premiere of Stephen Sondheim's revue, Putting It Together. Between 1994 and 1995 Andrews recorded two solo albums – the first saluted the music of Richard Rodgers and the second paid tribute to the words of Alan Jay Lerner. In 1995, she starred in the stage musical version of Victor/Victoria. It was her first appearance in a Broadway show in 35 years. Opening on Broadway on 25 October 1995 at the Marquis Theatre, it later went on the road on a world tour. When she was the only Tony Award nominee for the production, she declined the nomination saying that she could not accept because she felt the entire production was snubbed.[45]

Andrews was forced to quit the show towards the end of the Broadway run in 1997 when she developed hoarseness in her voice. She subsequently underwent surgery at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital to remove non-cancerous nodules from her throat.[1] (However, Andrews has recently stated that it was due to "a certain kind of muscular striation [that] happens on the vocal cords" as a result of strain from Victor/Victoria, adding "I didn't have cancer, I didn't have nodules, I didn't have anything."[46]) She emerged from the surgery with permanent damage that destroyed the purity of her singing and gave a rasp to her speaking voice. In 1999 she filed a malpractice suit against the doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, including Dr. Scott Kessler and Dr. Jeffrey Libin, who had operated on her throat. Originally, the doctors assured Andrews that she should regain her voice within six weeks, but Andrews' stepdaughter Jennifer Edwards said in 1999 "it's been two years, and it [her singing voice] still hasn't returned."[47] The lawsuit was settled in September 2000 for an undisclosed amount.[48]

Andrews admits that she has never recovered from the botched attempt to remove nodules from her vocal cords back in 1997. Her famous, four-octave soprano was then reduced to a fragile alto – she was quoted at the time as saying "I can sing the hell out of Old Man River."[49]

Subsequently from 2000 onwards Steven M. Zeitels director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation operated on her four times and while able to improve her speaking voice, was unable to restore her singing.[50]

Despite the loss of her singing voice, she kept busy with many projects. In 1998, she appeared in a stage production of Dr. Dolittle in London. As recounted on the Julie Andrews website, she performed the voice of Polynesia the parrot and "recorded some 700 sentences and sounds, which were placed on a computer chip that sat in the mechanical bird's mouth. In the song 'Talk to the Animals,' Polynesia the parrot even sings." The next year Andrews was reunited with James Garner for the CBS made-for-TV film, One Special Night, which aired in November 1999.

In the 2000 New Year Honours List, Andrews was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.[51][52] In 2002, Andrews was among the guests at the Queen's Golden Jubilee Hollywood party held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.[53] She also appears at No.59 on the 2002 poll of the "100 Greatest Britons" sponsored by the BBCand chosen by the British public.[54]

In 2001, Andrews received Kennedy Center Honors. The same year, she reunited with Sound of Music co-star Christopher Plummer in a live television performance of On Golden Pond (an adaptation of the 1979 play).

Career revival[edit]Edit

In 2001, Andrews appeared in The Princess Diaries, her first Disney film since Mary Poppins (1964). She starred as Queen Clarisse Marie Renaldi and reprised the role in a sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). In The Princess Diaries 2, Andrews sang on film for the first time since having throat surgery. The song, "Your Crowning Glory" (a duet with teen idol Raven-Symoné), was set in a limited range of an octave to accommodate her recovering voice.[55] The film's music supervisor, Dawn Soler, recalled that Andrews "nailed the song on the first take. I looked around and I saw grips with tears in their eyes."[55]

Andrews continued her association with Disney when she appeared as the nanny in two television films based on the Eloise books, a series of children's books by Kay Thompson about a child who lives in the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Eloise at the Plaza premiered in April 2003, and Eloise at Christmastime was broadcast in November 2003; Andrews was nominated for an Emmy Award.[28] The same year she made her debut as a theatre director, directing a revival of The Boy Friend, the musical in which she made her 1954 Broadway debut, at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York. Her production, which featured costume and scenic design by her former husband Tony Walton, was remounted at the Goodspeed Opera House in 2005 and went on a national tour in 2006.

From 2005 to 2006, Andrews served as the Official Ambassador for Disneyland's 18-month-long, 50th anniversary celebration, the "Happiest Homecoming on Earth", travelling to promote the celebration, and recording narration and appearing at several events at the park.

In 2004, Andrews performed the voice of Queen Lillian in the animated blockbuster Shrek 2 (2004), reprising the role for its sequels, Shrek the Third (2007) and Shrek Forever After (2010). Later, in 2007, she narrated Enchanted, a live-action Disney musical comedy that both poked fun at and paid homage to classic Disney films such as Mary Poppins.

In January 2007, Andrews was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild's awards and stated that her goals included continuing to direct for the stage and possibly to produce her ownBroadway musical.[43] She published Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, which she characterised as "part one" of her autobiography, on 1 April 2008. Home chronicles her early years in Britain's music hall circuit and ends in 1962 with her winning the role of Mary Poppins. For a Walt Disney video release she again portrayed Mary Poppins and narrated the story of The Cat That Looked at a King in 2004.

In July through early August 2008, Andrews hosted Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music, a short tour of the United States[56] where she sang various Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and symphonised her recently published book, Simeon's Gift. These were her first public singing performances in a dozen years, due to her failed vocal cord surgery.[57]

On 8 May 2009, Andrews received the honorary George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Music at the annual UCLA Spring Sing competition in Pauley Pavilion. Receiving the award she remarked, "Go Bruins. Beat SC ... strike up the band to celebrate every one of those victories."


[9][10]The handprints of Julie Andrews in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

In January 2010, Andrews was the official USA presenter of the New Year's Day Vienna concert.[58] This was her second appearance in this role, after presenting the previous year's concert.[59] Andrews also had a supporting role in the film Tooth Fairy, which opened to unfavourable reviews[60] although the box office receipts were successful.[61] On her promotion tour for the film, she also spoke of Operation USA and the aid campaign to the Haiti disaster.[62]

On 8 May 2010, Andrews made her London comeback after a 21-year absence (her last performance there was a Christmas concert at the Royal Festival Hall in 1989). She performed at the O2 Arena, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and an ensemble of five performers.[63] Previous to it she appeared on British television (on 15 December 2009 and on many other occasions), and said that rumours that she would be singing were not true. Instead, she said she would be doing a form of "speak singing".[64] However in the concert she actually sang two solos and several duets and ensemble pieces. The evening, though well received by the 20,000 fans present, who gave her standing ovation after standing ovation,[65] did not convince the critics.[66]

On 18 May 2010, Andrews' 23rd book (this one also written with her daughter Emma) was published. In June 2010 the book, entitled The Very Fairy Princess, reached number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Children's Books.[67]

On 21 May 2010, her film Shrek Forever After was released; in it Andrews reprises her role as the Queen.[68]

On 9 July 2010, Despicable Me, an animated film in which Andrews lent her voice to Marlena, the thoughtless and soul-crushing mother of the main character Gru, voiced by Steve Carell), opened to rave reviews[69]and strong box office.[70]

On 28 October 2010, Andrews appeared, along with the actors who portrayed the cinematic Von Trapp family members, on Oprah to commemorate the film's 45th anniversary.[71][72] A few days later, her 24th book,Little Bo in Italy, was published.[73]

On 15 December 2010, Andrews' husband Blake Edwards died at the age of 88, of complications of pneumonia at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Andrews was by her husband's side when he died.[74][75]

In February 2011, Andrews received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and, with her daughter Emma, a Grammy for best spoken word album for children (for A Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies), at the53rd Grammy Awards ceremony.[76][77]

At the age of 77, Andrews undertook her first tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2013, hosted by Nicholas Hammond[78] who was a boy of 14 when they appeared together in The Sound of Music.[49] In place of singing, she planned a series of speaking engagements in the five mainland state capitals.[79] There were security concerns surrounding the event at New Zealand.[80]



Year Title Role Notes
1949 La Rosa di Bagdad Princess Zeila dubbed voice for the 1952 English-language version
1964 Mary Poppins Mary Poppins Academy Award for Best Actress

BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Grammy Award for Best Album for Children Golden Laurel Award for Best Female Musical Performance Nominated — Golden Laurel Award for Female Star(3rd place) Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress(2nd place)

The Americanization of Emily Emily Barham Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
1965 Salzburg Sight and Sound Herself short subject
The Sound of Music Maria von Trapp Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Golden Laurel Award for Best Female Musical Performance David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best British Actress Nominated — New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress(2nd place)

1966 Torn Curtain Dr. Sarah Louise Sherman
Hawaii Jerusha Bromley
1967 Think Twentieth Herself short subject
Thoroughly Modern Millie Millie Dillmount Golden Laurel Award for Best Female Comedy Performance

Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1968 Star! Gertrude Lawrence Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1970 Darling Lili Lili Smith (Schmidt) Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1971 The Moviemakers Herself (uncredited) short subject
1972 Julie Herself documentary
1974 The Tamarind Seed Judith Farrow
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again Ainsley Jarvis (singing voice, uncredited)
1979 10 Samantha Taylor Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1980 Little Miss Marker Amanda Worthington
1981 S.O.B. Sally Miles
1982 Victor Victoria Victoria Grant / Count Victor Grezhinski Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

Trail of the Pink Panther Charwoman (uncredited)
1983 The Man Who Loved Women Marianna
1986 That's Life! Gillian Fairchild Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Duet for One Stephanie Anderson Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1991 A Fine Romance Mrs. Pamela Piquet Cin cin – USA title
Our Sons Audrey
1995 Victor/Victoria Victoria Grant / Count Victor Grezhinski TV Movie
2000 Relative Values Felicity Marshwood
2001 The Princess Diaries Queen Clarisse Renaldi Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress
2002 Unconditional Love Herself (uncredited) performer: Getting to Know You
2003 Eloise at the Plaza Nanny
2003 Eloise at Christmastime Nanny Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
2004 Shrek 2 Queen Lillian voice
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Queen Clarisse Renaldi
2007 Shrek the Third Queen Lillian voice
2007 Enchanted Narrator voice
2010 Tooth Fairy Lily
2010 Shrek Forever After Queen Lillian voice
2010 Despicable Me Marlena, Gru's Mom voice


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Ford Star Jubilee Lise High Tor with Bing Crosby
1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella Cinderella TV Spectacular

Original live broadcast, 31 March Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Single Performance – Lead or Support

1959 The Gentle Flame Trissa BBC broadcast 25 December
1961 The Ed Sullivan Show Herself CBS broadcast 19 March; special tribute to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe; performed songs fromBrigadoonMy Fair Lady and Camelot
1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall Herself
1964 The Andy Williams Show Herself Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
1965 The Julie Andrews Show Host
1969 A World in Music Herself "An Evening with Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte"
1971 Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center Herself Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music
1972–73 The Julie Andrews Hour Host Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Musical Series[81]

Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Series

1973 Julie on Sesame Street Herself
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden Herself
Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is Herself
1975 Julie: My Favorite Things Herself
1978 Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring Herself – host
1981 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People Herself Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming - Performers
1987 Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas Herself
1989 Julie & Carol: Together Again Herself
1990 Julie Andrews in Concert Herself
1991 Our Sons Audrey Grant aka Too Little, Too Late
1992 Julie Julie Carlisle Series cancelled after 3 months
1993 Sound of Orchestra
1995 The Sound of Julie Andrews Host Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Victor/Victoria Victoria Grant / Count Victor Grezhinski TV Movie
1999 One Special Night Catherine
2001 On Golden Pond Ethel Thayer
2003 Eloise at the Plaza Nanny TV Movie
Eloise at Christmastime Nanny TV Movie

Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

2004 Broadway: The American Musical Herself Narrator / Host of six part PBS documentary series about Musical Theater

Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

2009-10, 2012–14 Great Performances: "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2009" Herself Narrator / Host, succeeding Walter Cronkite
2010 Todos contra Juan Herself Argentinian TV sitcom


Year Title Role Notes
1954 The Boy Friend Polly Brown Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut
1956 My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle Nominated — Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1960 Camelot Queen Guinevere Nominated — Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical
1993 Putting It Together Amy
1995 Victor/Victoria Victoria Grant / Count Victor Grezhinski Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Nominated — Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (nomination declined)


Year Award Category Result For
1955 Theatre World Award Outstanding Broadway Debut Won[82] The Boy Friend
1957 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Nominated My Fair Lady
1958 Emmy Award Best Actress in a Single Performance – Lead or Support Nominated Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (CBS)
1961 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical Nominated Camelot
1964 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress(2nd place) Nominated Mary Poppins
1965 Academy Award Best Actress Won
Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Won
BAFTA Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles Won
Laurel Awards Best Female Musical Performance Won
Female Star(3rd place) Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Recording For Children Won Mary Poppins (Album)
Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers Nominated The Andy Williams Show
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress(2nd place) Nominated The Sound of Music
1966 Academy Award Best Actress Nominated
Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Won
David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Won
Laurel Awards Best Female Musical Performance Won
Female Star(2nd place) Nominated
BAFTA Best British Actress Nominated The Americanization of Emily,

The Sound of Music

1967 Golden Globe Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) Won
Laurel Awards Female Star Won
Best Female Comedy Performance Won Thoroughly Modern Millie
1968 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated
Golden Globe Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) Won
1969 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated Star!
Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) Nominated
1970 Golden Globe Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) Nominated
Laurel Awards Female Star(6th place) Nominated
1971 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated Darling Lili
Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) Nominated
Laurel Awards Female Star(10th place) Nominated
1972 Emmy Award Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music Nominated Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center
1973 Golden Globes Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy Nominated The Julie Andrews Hour
Emmy Award Outstanding Variety Musical Series Won
Outstanding New Series Nominated
1979 Hollywood Walk of Fame Motion Picture Won
1980 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated 10
1981 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming - Performers Nominated The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People
1982 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Won Victor Victoria
1983 Academy Award Best Actress Nominated
Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Won
David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Won
Sant Jordi Awards Best Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera) Nominated
Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year Won
People's Choice Award Favorite Movie Actress Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Nominated That's Life!
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Nominated Duet for One
1991 Disney Legends In Film Won
1993 Women in Film Crystal Award Won[83]
1995 Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated The Sound of Julie Andrews
1996 Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical**DECLINED NOMINATION Nominated Victor/Victoria
Drama Desk Award Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical Nominated
Grammy Award Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated Broadway: The Music Of Richard Rodgers
1998 Grammy Award Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated Here I'll Stay
2001 Kennedy Center Honors Kennedy Center Honoree Won
Society of Singers Society of Singers Life Achievement Won
San Sebastian International Film Festival Donostia Award Won
2002 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress Nominated The Princess Diaries
2004 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated Eloise at Christmastime
Golden Plate Award The Arts Won
2005 Emmy Award Outstanding Nonfiction Series Won Broadway: The American Musical
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award Won
2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Life Achievement Award Won
2009 UCLA George and Ira Gershwin Award Lifetime Musical Achievement Won
2011 Prince Rainier Award Outstanding contribution to motion picture, television and theatre arts[84] Won
Grammy Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Won
Best Spoken Word Album For Children Won Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies
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