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Julie Andrews

Actress + Singer + Author
Female
Born Oct 1, 1935
Age 80
Hometown Walton-on-Thames
Other Names Wells, Julia Eliz...

Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She is the recipient of Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1935 Birth Born on October 1, 1935.
1939 3 Years Old With the outbreak of World War II, Barbara and Ted Wells went their separate ways and 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. … Read More
1940 4 Years Old 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. … Read More
1945 9 Years Old 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. … Read More

TEENAGE

1947 11 Years Old 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. … Read More
1948 12 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Andrews, a former child actress and singer, appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of The Boy Friend. … Read More
1949 13 Years Old She reportedly made her television debut on the BBC programme RadiOlympia Showtime on 8 October 1949. … Read More
1954 18 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1955 19 Years Old In November 1955 Andrews was signed to appear with Bing Crosby in what is regarded as the first made-for-television film, High Tor. … Read More

TWENTIES

1956 - 1958 3 More Events
1959 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Andrews had married set designer Tony Walton on 10 May 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey. … Read More
1962 - 1963 2 More Events
1964 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Between 1964 and 1967, Andrews had other box office successes with The Americanization of Emily, Hawaii, Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, making her the most successful film star in the world at the time. … Read More
1965 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She and her co-stars also won the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Album for Children. … Read More

THIRTIES

1966 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, Andrews starred in Hawaii, the highest grossing film of its year.
1969 - 1971 2 More Events
1972 36 Years Old In 1972–73, Andrews starred in her own television variety series, The Julie Andrews Hour, on the ABC network. … Read More
1973 37 Years Old Between 1973 and 1975, Andrews continued her association with ABC by headlining five variety specials for the network.

FORTIES

1977 - 1980 3 More Events
1981 45 Years Old 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. … Read More
1982 46 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1983 47 Years Old In 1983, Andrews was chosen as the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by the Harvard University Theatrical Society. … Read More

FIFTIES

1987 - 1991 3 More Events
1992 56 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1993 57 Years Old 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.
1994 58 Years Old 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.
1995 59 Years Old In 1995, she starred in the stage musical version of Victor/Victoria. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1997 61 Years Old Andrews was forced to quit the show towards the end of the Broadway run in 1997 when she developed hoarseness in her voice. … Read More
In 1999 she filed a malpractice suit against the doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital, including Scott Kessler and Jeffrey Libin, who had operated on her throat.
2000 64 Years Old 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. … Read More
2001 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Andrews received Kennedy Center Honors. … Read More
2003 67 Years Old Eloise at the Plaza premiered in April 2003, and Eloise at Christmastime was broadcast in November 2003; Andrews was nominated for an Emmy Award.
2005 69 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2007 71 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
2008 72 Years Old 1 More Event
She published Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, which she characterised as "part one" of her autobiography, on 1 April 2008. … Read More
2009 73 Years Old 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. … Read More
The couple stayed married for 41 years until Edwards' death in 2010. … Read More
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