Julie Andrews was bornon 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, British, is Actress, Singer & Author. A legendary figure in the world of entertainment, Julie Andrews is a dynamic and talented actress. She is a Golden Globe and Academy Award winning star, who enjoyed success on Broadway, London theatres and a series of award-winning films and television shows. She has also recorded albums and is an acclaimed children’s book author. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Furthermore, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon her the title of ‘Dame’. She is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations UNIFEM program. She is best known for her role in the Walt Disney blockbuster, ‘Mary Poppins’. Some of her other films include, ‘The Sound of Music’ , 'Thoroughly Modern Millie', 'Victor Victoria', ‘The Princess Diaries’ and ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’. Some of her notable television works include, ‘The Julie Andrews Hour’, ‘The Julie Andrews Show’ and ‘Julie’. Her autobiography, ‘Home: A Memoir of My Early Years’, was a number one New York Times Best Seller. Equipped with a survivor’s spirit, she sailed through numerous setbacks, including the time when she lost her singing voice in surgery, but came back as a performer.
She was also seen in the ‘Broadway: The American Musical’ and ‘Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2009’
In 2008, she published her autobiography titled, ‘Home: A Memoir of My Early Years’
From 2004 to 2010, she played voice roles in the films, 'Shrek 2', 'Shrek the Third', 'Enchanted', 'Shrek Forever After' and 'Despicable Me'
In 2003, she appeared in the film, ‘Eloise at the Plaza’
In 2001, The National Film Registry, the United States National Film Preservation Board acknowledged the film as 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant'
Around 1997, she developed problems in her throat and could no longer continue in Broadway
In 1993, she was seen on the TV show, ‘Sound of Orchestra’ and the same year she played ‘Amy’ in the revue, ‘Putting It Together', which premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club
In 1991, she starred in the TV film, ‘Our Sons’, a film about AIDS victims, which was inspired from the documentary film ‘Too Little, Too Late’
In the 1990s she recorded two solo albums and starred in the stage production of ‘Victor/Victoria’
In 1987, she was seen in ‘Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas’, an ABC Christmas special show
In 1983, she played ‘Marianna’ in the comedy film, ‘The Man Who Loved Women’
In 1981, she shocked audiences, when she appeared in her first on-screen nude scene in the Blake Edwards comedy film, ‘S
In 1980, she headlined the CBS-TV special, ‘Because We Care’ along with other prominent stars in order to raise funds for the ‘Cambodian Famine victims’
In 1977, she was a guest star on ‘The Muppet Show’
Year 1972 to 1973 was a time of revival as she starred in the award-winning ABC TV variety show, ‘The Julie Andrews Hour’
Years 1968 to 1972 marked a bad patch in her career as she starred in flop films like, 'Star!' and ‘Darling Lili’
In 1967, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as ‘Millie Dillmount’ in the American musical film, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
In 1966, she starred in the award winning film, ‘Hawaii’
In 1965, she starred in the musical film, ‘The Sound of Music’, which was directed by Robert Wise
In 1964, she starred in the American comedy-drama war film, ‘The Americanization of Emily’, which was directed by Arthur Hiller
In 1962, she co-starred along with actress Carol Burnett on the Emmy Award winning American TV musical comedy showcase, ‘Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall’
In 1960, she was cast as ‘Queen Guenevere’ in the Broadway period musical, ‘Camelot’, which opened at the Majestic Theatre, Manhattan
On May 10, 1959, she married Tony Walton, a set designer, with whom she had a child
From 1958 to 1962, she made appearances in a number of TV shows including, 'The Broadway of Lerner & Loewe', 'The Fabulous Fifties' and guest starred on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show'
On March 31, 1957, she starred in the CBS television musical, ‘Cinderella’, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein
In 1955, she signed to work in the TV film, ‘High Tor’
On September 30, 1954, she made her debut in Broadway with the London musical, ‘The Boy Friend’
From 1950 to 1952, she was cast as member of the BBC radio comedy show, 'Educating Archie’
On October 8, 1949, she made her debut on television with ‘RadiOlympia Showtime’, a BBC programme
On November 1, 1948, she performed at the London Palladium in the Royal Command Variety Performance
On October 22, 1947, she made her solo debut with the musical revue, ‘Starlight Roof’, in which she sang, 'Je suisTitania' at the London Hippodrome
From 1945 onwards, she performed on stage with her parents for two years