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  • Julie Andrews was born in Surrey, England, as Julia Elizabeth Wells on Oct. 1, 1935 to musical parents. She began singing on stage with her mother and stepfather at the age of 10 and made her solo professional debut in 1947. After an early career in theater, she made the leap to the movies in 1964 with Disney’s “Mary Poppins.” <br><br> Peter Brough's ventriloquist's dummy—schoolboy Archie Andrews—whispers into the ear of singer and film star Julie Andrews in September, 1950.
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  • Julie Andrews married her childhood sweetheart Tony Walton on May 10, 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey. They met in 1948 when Andrews appeared at the London Casino in the show "Humpty Dumpty." They divorced in 1968. <br><br> Julie Andrews and Tony Walton at their wedding, May 10, 1959.
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  • Andrews made her film debut as a no-nonsense nanny in Disney's "Mary Poppins" in 1964. She won both a Grammy and an Academy Award for her role in the film.
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  • Andrews stands near actress Audrey Hepburn backstage at the 37th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, Calif., April 5, 1965. Andrews won the award for her role as the no-nonsense nanny in "Mary Poppins." Standing at far right is actor Sidney Poitier.
  • Julie Andrews sits with the Academy Award she won for "Mary Poppins," a role that marked her film debut in 1964 and helped typecast her wholesome image.
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  • As aspiring nun and governess Maria Von Trapp, Andrews performs one of many musical numbers in "The Sound Of Music," a 1965 film shot partly in Europe. The movie won five Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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  • In The "Sound of Music" in 1965, Andrews portrays matriarch Maria Von Trapp, stepmother to seven children. Left to right: Nicholas Hammond as Friedrich, Kym Karath as Gretl, Angela Cartwright as Brigitta, Julie Andrews as Maria, Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, Charmian Carr as Liesl, Heather Menzies as Louisa, Debbie Turner as Marta and Duane Chase as Kurt.
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  • Andrews married director Blake Edwards in 1969 and appeared in "Darling Lilli" in 1970, a movie co-written and directed by Edwards. Over the years, the two collaborated on seven films, including dramas like "S.O.B.," "10" and "That's Life!"
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  • Andrews makes an appearance during Disney Legend Awards at Disney Studios, Oct. 22, 1991, in Burbank, Calif.
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  • Julie Andrews gives her final curtain bow on June 8, 1997, after her last Broadway performance of "Victor/Victoria," a musical written by her second husband Blake Edwards. Andrews received the Tony Award nomination for her role.
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  • Andrews wears a crown and an evening gown while holding the hand of American actress Anne Hathaway in a scene from the film "Pretty Princess" in 2001.
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  • Actress Julie Andrews attends the premiere of “Saving Mr. Banks” at Walt Disney Studios on Dec. 9, 2013 in Burbank, Calif.
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  • Julie Andrews hugs singer Lady Gaga on stage at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Andrews voiced the unseen narrator, Lady Whistledown, in the period drama series, "Bridgerton." <br><br> Lady Whistledown's Society Papers are seen during the Bridgerton Season 2 & The Queen's Ball: Exclusive Preview Event at Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles on March 23, 2022 in Los Angeles.
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  • Julie Andrews in a scene from the "Minions: The Rise of Gru." <br><br> Starting in 2010, Andrews became the voice of Gru's mother, Marlena Gru, in "Despicable Me," a role she reprised for "Despicable Me 3" and "Minions: The Rise of Gru."
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  • Honoree Julie Andrews accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award onstage during the 48th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Julie Andrews at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2022 in Hollywood, Calif.
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