Julie Andrews


Actor, Singer
Julie Andrews

About

Also Known As
Julie Andrews Edwards, Dame Julie Andrews, Julia Walton, Julie Elizabeth Andrews, Julia Elizabeth Wells
Birth Place
Surrey, England, GB
Born
October 01, 1935

Biography

Singer-actress Julie Andrews came from humble beginnings on the English vaudeville circuit before going on to become one of the showbiz's brightest talents, and ultimately, one of entertainment's greatest living treasures. After a string of hit productions on Broadway - and being denied the opportunity to reprise her roles on film - Hollywood at last opened its doors to Andrews when she ...

Family & Companions

Tony Walton
Husband
Production designer, costume designer. Married on May 10, 1959; divorced on May 7, 1968; helped to create the designs for "Mary Poppins".
Blake Edwards
Husband
Director, producer, screenwriter. Married on November 12, 1969; has directed Andrews in several film and TV roles as well as in the stage adaptation of "Victor/Victoria".

Bibliography

"Dumpy the Dump Truck"
Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton (2000)
"Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea"
Julie Andrews Edwards, Hyperion (1999)
"Julie Andrews: A Life on Stage and Screen"
Robert Windeler (1997)
"Julie Andrews"
James Arntz and Thomas Wilson (1996)

Notes

"Like a nun with a switchblade" --Christopher Plummer

Made a Dame of the British Empire in December 1999

Biography

Singer-actress Julie Andrews came from humble beginnings on the English vaudeville circuit before going on to become one of the showbiz's brightest talents, and ultimately, one of entertainment's greatest living treasures. After a string of hit productions on Broadway - and being denied the opportunity to reprise her roles on film - Hollywood at last opened its doors to Andrews when she landed the lead in Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" (1964). Her enchanting performance, combined with a stunning four-octave vocal range, won her an Oscar. Andrews followed with her career-making turn as the embodiment of kindness and sincerity, Maria Von Trapp, in "The Sound of Music" (1965). The record breaking film would remain one of the most successful and beloved movies of all time, gaining legions of fans for generations to come. Andrews went on to score more cinematic hits with director husband Blake Edwards, including "10" (1979) and "Victor/Victoria" (1982), as well as enjoy a respectable career as a children's book author. Andrews also won over new audiences with turns in projects like "The Princess Diaries" (2001), or lending her still regal voice to the animated fairy tale romp "Shrek 2" (2004). Through the years, Andrews came to epitomize the concepts of dignity, grace and rare talent - traits that endeared her to fans the world over.

Born on Oct. 1, 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, England, Andrews joined her mother Barbara and stepfather Ted Andrews' touring vaudeville act at the age of 12. In her first major appearance - in "Starlight Waltz" (1947) - Andrews brought the house down at the Hippodrome with her amazing vocal prowess. She quickly graduated to top billing, becoming the family's primary breadwinner on the strength of her several octave-range soprano and continued to tour once her parents retired, traveling with a tutor until she was 15. Title roles in pantomime productions of "Humpty Dumpty" (1948), "Red Riding Hood" (1950) and "Cinderella" (1953) preceded her Broadway debut as Polly in Sandy Wilson's 1920s pastiche, "The Boyfriend" (1954). Two years later, she was starring on the Great White Way as Eliza Doolittle in a production of "Pygmalion," and in Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady," which earned her a Tony nomination. After a four-year run, Andrews landed another plum role, playing Guinevere to Richard Burton's King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot." A second Tony nomination soon followed.

Though her lilting, sweet soprano and prim British charm had earned her kudos as a Broadway musical star, Andrews was slow to win Hollywood over and would lose all three roles she had created on Broadway to non-singers in their film incarnations. She did impress Walt Disney enough, however, to be offered the title role of "Mary Poppins" (1964), although she kept him waiting until it was definite that Eliza Doolittle would be played by Audrey Hepburn. A truly wonderful amalgam of live-action, animation and Oscar-winning music, "Mary Poppins" earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. That same year, she displayed her non-musical abilities opposite James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily" before reaching greater heights as Maria in the blockbuster film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" (1965), which became the highest-grossing movie of all time until "Jaws" knocked it from its perch a decade later. The incredible success of that film chiseled her wholesomeness in granite, while the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967) reinforced her as a sweet thing with terminal cuteness. Hoping to repeat the success of their initial teaming on "The Sound of Music," director Robert Wise cast Andrews as stage legend Gertrude Lawrence in "Star!" (1968), but the actress failed to come across in that razzle-dazzle biopic-cum-musical. Nevertheless, Andrews acquitted herself in the production numbers, but was hampered by the script's take on Lawrence.

Attempts to break away from her goody-two-shoes stereotyping by appearing in less wholesome, non-musical fare - e.g., Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain" (1966) - were ineffectual, and it would take frequent collaborations with second husband Blake Edwards - including roles in "The Tamarind Seed" (1974), "10" (1979) and "That's Life" (1986) - for her to finally prove herself a deft comedienne and a warm dramatic actress. In his glib Movieland satire "S.O.B" (1981), Andrews played an actress baring her breasts for financial reasons, and since she was still trying to shed her virginal image at the time, her going buff made the film a parody of itself. One of her most significant big screen successes was Edwards' gender-bending, often hilarious "Victor/Victoria" (1982), which earned her a third Best Actress Oscar nomination. Over a decade later, she reprised its woman playing a man playing a woman for the Broadway version. Andrews created a flap when she declined her Tony nomination in protest because no one else associated with the production received a nod. A televised version of the 1995 production was aired as part of the Bravo cable series "Broadway on Bravo."

In 1998, Andrews underwent throat surgery that went horribly awry and subsequently robbed her of her crystalline, perfectly pitched singing voice. In 2000, her malpractice suit against the doctors who allegedly botched her surgery was settled for an undisclosed sum, estimated at $30 million. After some counseling to help her deal with the trauma of the loss of her most treasured asset, Andrews also engaged in therapy that helped her regain some of her vocal range. In the meantime, she stayed busy as an actress, appearing as the awkward fledgling royal Anne Hathaway's oh-so-regal grandmother in Garry Marshall's surprise hit film, "The Princess Diaries" (2001), a role she reprised for the sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004). She also provided the voice of Queen Lillian, mother of Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) in the animated sequels, "Shrek 2" (2004) and "Shrek the Third" (2007). That same year, Andrews provided narration for Disney's spot-on self-parody of the fairy tale genre it helped create with "Enchanted" (2007), one the studio's most successful live action features in years. Less worthy of the famous Andrews charm was the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle "Tooth Fairy" (2010), in which she played the head tooth fairy, Lily. She again voiced the Queen in "Shrek Forever After" (2010), in addition to voicing the mother of super villain extraordinaire, Gru, in Dreamworks' animated feature, "Despicable Me" (2010).

As if the multi-faceted entertainer did not have enough feathers in her cap, Andrews authored several children's books - something she had actually been doing for years - including The Very Fairy Princess written with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. The mother-daughter team collaborated once again on a personally-selected anthology, Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies. The illustrated book was accompanied by four CDs featuring Andrews introducing the selections, and giving dramatic readings of the material along with Hamilton. In November 2010, Andrews' most revered film made headlines once more, when its core cast reunited for the 45th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" on the "Oprah Winfrey Show." The studio audience was ecstatic, as cast members like Christopher Plummer regaled them with anecdotes from the production. Sadly, the year would end on a supremely tragic note, when on December 15, Andrews' husband, collaborator and friend, Blake Edwards, died of complications due to pneumonia. The actress and their five children were at Edwards' hospital bedside when he passed.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Aquaman (2018)
Voice
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Voice
Despicable Me (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Voice
Tooth Fairy (2010)
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
Herself
Shrek the Third (2007)
Enchanted (2007)
Narrator
Eloise at Christmastime (2004)
Nanny
Shrek 2 (2004)
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
Nanny
The Princess Diaries (2001)
ON GOLDEN POND (2001)
Relative Values (2000)
One Special Night (1999)
Dr Catherine Howard
More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Then & Now (1994)
Our Sons (1991)
A Fine Romance (1991)
Pamela Picquet
Duet For One (1986)
That's Life! (1986)
The Man who Loved Women (1983)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
S.O.B. (1981)
Sally Miles
Little Miss Marker (1980)
Amanda
10 (1979)
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
Judith Farrow
Darling Lili (1970)
Lili Smith
Star! (1968)
Gertrude Lawrence
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Millie Dillmount
The Singing Princess (1967)
Princess Zeila
Hawaii (1966)
Jerusha Bromley
Torn Curtain (1966)
Sarah Sherman
The Sound of Music (1965)
Maria
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Emily Barham
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins

Music (Feature Film)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Song Performer
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Song Performer
Welcome to Woop Woop (1998)
Song Performer

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
Other

Cast (Special)

The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2003)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take Two (2001)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2001)
Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds (2001)
Lifetime Presents: Disney's American Teacher Awards (2001)
Performer
Garry Marshall (2001)
The Nutcracker From the Royal Ballet (2001)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001)
Presenter
My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001)
Victor/Victoria (2000)
Victor/Victoria Grant
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999)
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999)
Presenter
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998)
Monica Mancini... On Record (1998)
Interviewee
The American Film Institute Salute to Robert Wise (1998)
Host
The 51st Annual Tony Awards (1997)
Presenter
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)
Presenter
Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh (1996)
Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (1996)
The Sound of Julie Andrews (1995)
Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995)
Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway (1995)
The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream (1993)
Christmas in Washington 1992 (1992)
The 45th Annual Tony Awards (1991)
Host
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards (1991)
Performer
Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams (1991)
Julie Andrews in Concert (1990)
An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner (1989)
Julie and Carol: Together Again (1989)
The American Film Institute Salute to Jack Lemmon (1988)
Host
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (1988)
Performer
Lerner & Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics (1988)
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987)
Mancini and Friends (1987)
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary Celebration (1985)
The 38th Annual Tony Awards (1984)
Host
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Pink Panther Thanksgiving Gala (1982)
Walt Disney... One Man's Dream (1981)
Merry Christmas... With Love, Julie (1979)
Host
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring (1978)
Host
Julie -- My Favorite Things (1975)
Julie and Dick in Covent Garden (1974)
Julie on Sesame Street (1973)
Host
Julie! (1972)
Host
Disney World: A Gala Opening (1971)
Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center (1971)
Host
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962)
Herself
Cinderella (1957)
Cinderella
High Tor (1956)
Lise

Music (Special)

The Sound of Julie Andrews (1995)
Song Performer
Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II (1995)
Song Performer ("A Cockeyed Optimist" "Some Enchanted Evening")
The 45th Annual Tony Awards (1991)
Song Performer
Julie Andrews in Concert (1990)
Song Performer
Julie and Carol: Together Again (1989)
Song Performer ("Mama'S All Right" "Old Friends" "I Am Woman" "Memories" "You'Ve Got A Friend" "That'S What Friends Are For")
Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas (1987)
Song Performer
Mancini and Friends (1987)
Song Performer
Peter Pan (1976)
Theme Song Performer

Misc. Crew (Special)

The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)
Archival Footage
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (1962)
Other

Cast (Short)

The Moviemakers (1971)
Herself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Unconditional Love (2002)
Herself

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Unconditional Love (2002)
Song Performer

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

Unconditional Love (2002)
Other

Life Events

1945

Began performing on stage with her parents, singing while her mother played the piano

1947

Professional stage debut at the London Hippodrome as part of a musical revue called "Starlight Waltz"

1948

Became the youngest solo performer ever to be seen in a Royal Command Variety Performance, at the London Palladium

1949

Made her television debut on the BBC program "RadiOlympia Showtime"

1949

First film credit, dubbing her voice for the English-language version of Italian animated film, "La rosa di Bagdad/The Rose of Bagdad"

1950

Became a regular cast member on the BBC radio comedy show, "Educating Archie"

1954

Made Broadway debut portraying Polly Browne in the successful London musical, "The Boy Friend"

1956

Appeared with Bing Crosby in what is considered the first made-for-television movie, "High Tor" on CBS

1956

Played Eliza Doolittle to Rex Harrison's Henry Higgins in the Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady"

1957

Featured in the Rodgers and Hammerstein television musical, "Cinderella"; aired live on CBS

1960

Starred on Broadway as Guinevere to Richard Burton's King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe's "Camelot"

1962

Co-starred in a CBS special with Carol Burnett which was taped at Carnegie Hall in New York

1964

Acted opposite James Garner in "The Americanization of Emily"

1964

Played the title role in Disney's "Mary Poppins"; won Best Actress Academy Award

1965

Earned an Emmy nomination for guest starring on the NBC-TV variety series, "The Andy Williams Show"

1965

Appeared in the NBC color special, "The Julie Andrews Show," which featured Gene Kelly and The New Christy Minstrels as guests

1965

Portrayed Maria von Trapp in Robert Wise's "The Sound of Music"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress

1966

First of back-to-back films with director George Roy Hill, "Hawaii"

1966

Starred with Paul Newman in the Hitchcock thriller, "Torn Curtain"

1967

Re-teamed with Hill for the musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

1968

Portrayed Gertrude Lawrence in Robert Wise's "Star!"

1970

Acted in first of seven films directed by husband Blake Edwards, "Darling Lili"

1972

Starred in her own television variety series, "The Julie Andrews Hour" on the ABC network; cancelled after one season

1974

Second film with Edwards, "The Tamarind Seed"

1978

Appeared with Jim Henson's the Muppets on a CBS-TV special, "Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring"

1979

Again directed by husband Blake Edwards in "10," also starring with Bo Derek and Dudley Moore

1981

Appeared in Blake Edwards' "S.O.B."; famously appeared topless

1982

Played duel roles of Victoria Grant and Count Victor Grezhinski in Edwards' "Victor/Victoria"; earned third Best Actress Academy Award nomination

1986

Seventh and last feature with Edwards, "That's Life!"

1987

Starred in an ABC holiday special, "Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas"

1991

Made her television dramatic debut in the ABC made-for-TV movie, "Our Sons"

1992

Last feature for eight years, Gene Saks' "A Fine Romance"

1992

Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Julie"

1993

Returned to the NYC stage for a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club in the off-Broadway revue of Stephen Sondheim's "Putting It Together"

1995

Returned to Broadway after 35 years to star in the stage musical version of "Victor/Victoria"; written and directed by Edwards

1996

Declined nomination for Tony Award as Outstanding Actress in a Musical because she was sole nominee for "Victor/Victoria"

1998

Recorded the speaking voice of Polly for the British stage musical, "Dr. Dolittle"

1999

Re-teamed with James Garner for the CBS made-for-TV movie, "One Special Night"

2000

Returned to features after eight years in "Relative Values," an adaptation of a Noel Coward play

2001

Portrayed the Queen of Genovia in the Disney comedy, "The Princess Diaries"

2001

Re-teamed with Christopher Plummer for live TV production of "On Golden Pond" (CBS)

2003

Portrayed the nanny in two ABC made-for-television movies based on the Eloise books, "Eloise at the Plaza" and "Eloise at Christmastime"; earned an Emmy nomination for latter film

2003

Directed a revival of "The Boy Friend," the musical in which she made her Broadway debut in 1954

2004

Voiced Fiona's mother, the Queen, in the animated feature "Shrek 2"

2004

Reprised role as Queen of Genovia in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement"

2005

Named the Official Ambassador for Disneyland's 18 month-long, 50th anniversary celebration, the "Happiest Homecoming on Earth"

2007

Narrated the Disney film, "Enchanted"

2007

Reprised role of the Queen for "Shrek the Third"

2008

Published her autobiography, <i>Home: A Memoir of My Early Years</i>

2010

Voiced the character of Gru's Mom in the animated film "Despicable Me"

2010

Played the queen of all the tooth fairies in the comedy film, "The Tooth Fairy"

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for narrating <i>Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies</i>

2017

Returned to voice Gru's Mom in "Despicable Me 3"

2017

Returned to the screen after a seven-year hiatus in the performing arts workshop series "Julie's Greenroom"

Photo Collections

The Americanization of Emily - Publicity Art
Here are a few specialty drawings created by MGM for newspaper and magazine reproduction to publicize The Americanization of Emily (1964), starring James Garner and Julie Andrews.

Videos

Movie Clip

That's Life! (1986) - They Be Dumb Dropped off after hitching a ride due to car trouble at his Malibu mansion (the real home of writer-director-producer Blake Edwards, in his independently-financed feature), architect Harvey (Jack Lemmon) doesn't ask how his actress wife Gillian (Julie Andrews, also Mrs. Edwards) is doing, though we know she’s waiting on a cancer test, early in That’s Life, 1986.
That's Life! (1986) - I'll Be So Delicious In a shot writer-producer-director Blake Edwards needed several days to get, due to fog on the beach at his own Malibu home, actress Gillian (Julia Andrews, Mrs. Edwards), secretly awaiting results of a cancer test, meets friend and realtor Molly (Sally Kellerman) exercising, in That’s Life, 1986.
That's Life! (1986) - Open, The First One's Painless Opening with sounds of surgery under the credits, from writer-director Blake Edwards, his leading lady (Julie Andrews, Edwards’ wife) gets a cancer test, attended by a real Beverly Hills clinician (Charles Schneider) and reassured by friend Keith (Jordan Christopher), in That’s Life, 1986, also starring Jack Lemmon.
That's Life! (1986) - Success Breeds Failure At a posh Malibu restaurant, architect Harvey (Jack Lemmon), going bonkers as his 60th birthday looms, ruminates about a demanding client and his own angst, his actress wife Gillian (Julie Andrews, spouse of writer-director Blake Edwards) riding it out, in That’s Life, 1986.
10 -- (1979) - The Very Best Of Men Must Roam Headed home through Beverly Hills, top Hollywood composer George (Dudley Moore), listening his movie star girlfriend (Julie Andrews, wife of writer-director Blake Edwards, as Samantha) performing a song he presumably wrote (though it’s actually an original by Henry Mancini and Robert Wells), discovers the title character (Bo Derek), and a cop (Bill Lucking), in 10, 1979.
10 -- (1979) - She's Always Busy Still trying to reconcile with movie and musical star girlfriend Sam (Julie Andrews) after a fight, and indulging in more fleshy Hollywood Hills telescope voyeurism (Don Calfa his show-off neighbor), even as he subtly pursues the title character (Bo Derek), famous composer George (Dudley Moore) dives into director Blake Edwards’ trademark physical comedy, in 10, 1979.
10 -- (1979) - How Do You Feel About 42? Opening director Blake Edwards’ original screenplay, Dudley Moore in his breakthrough role, as illustrious Hollywood composer George, feted at the Malibu home of his professional partner Hugh (Robert Webber), with his long-term significant other, Julie Andrews as Samantha, in 10, 1979, co-starring Bo Derek.
S.O.B. (1981) - Open, Sally Miles Blake Edwards directs his wife Julie Andrews playing wholesome movie star Sally Miles, in a scene from the fictional musical that will become an enormous flop, produced by her husband, played by Richard Mulligan, opening the seething Hollywood satire S.O.B.,1981.
S.O.B. (1981) - Is Batman A Transvestite? Doc Irving (Robert Preston) drugs G-rated star Sally (Julie Andrews) so she can do the topless scene producer husband Felix (Richard Mulligan) needs to rescue their flop musical, William Holden the director, Robert Webber the publicist and Loretta Swit the body-casted columnist, in Blake Edwards' S.O.B., 1981.
Torn Curtain (1966) - English Bibles Arrived in Copenhagen, Sarah (Julie Andrews), assistant and fianceè to American nuclear physicist Armstrong (Paul Newman) is shadowed by uninvited East-German professor Manfred (Gunter Stack), confusing the bookseller (Arthur Gould-Porter), and director Alfred Hitchcock’s plot thickening, in Torn Curtain, 1966.
Torn Curtain (1966) - A Distinguished American Nuclear Scientist Irked assistant and fianceè Sarah (Julie Andrews) is now openly defying physicist Michael (Paul Newman), joining the flight he claimed was to Stockholm, Lila Kedrova also a passenger, and East-German professor Manfred (Gunter Stack) taking over, at a big geopolitical moment, in Alfred Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain, 1966.
Americanization Of Emily, The (1964) - I Need A Girl An American navy fixer in London, Charlie (James Garner) with his new driver Emily (Julie Andrews), consults with friend Sheila (Liz Fraser), then makes an offer, in The Americanization Of Emily, 1964, from Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay.

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Family

Edward Wells
Father
Teacher.
Ted Andrews
Step-Father
Music hall performer.
Barbara Ward
Mother
Pianist. Divorced from Edward Wells and married Ted Andrews; with second husband and daughter toured as a trio in variety, pantomime and revue, as well as appearing on radio and TV.
Emma Walton
Daughter
Actor, artistic director. With Sybil Christopher operates Bay Street Theater; married to Steve Hamilton; mother of Andrews' first grandchild, Samuel David Hamilton, born in October 1996.
Amy Leigh Edwards
Daughter
Vietnamese orphan adopted with Blake Edwards; born c. 1974.
Joanna Lynne Edwards
Daughter
Vietnamese orphan adopted with Blake Edwards; born c. 1975.

Companions

Tony Walton
Husband
Production designer, costume designer. Married on May 10, 1959; divorced on May 7, 1968; helped to create the designs for "Mary Poppins".
Blake Edwards
Husband
Director, producer, screenwriter. Married on November 12, 1969; has directed Andrews in several film and TV roles as well as in the stage adaptation of "Victor/Victoria".

Bibliography

"Dumpy the Dump Truck"
Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton (2000)
"Little Bo: The Story of Bonnie Boadicea"
Julie Andrews Edwards, Hyperion (1999)
"Julie Andrews: A Life on Stage and Screen"
Robert Windeler (1997)
"Julie Andrews"
James Arntz and Thomas Wilson (1996)
"Julie Andrews: A Bio-Bibliography"
Les Spindle, Greenwood Press (1989)
"The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles"
Julie Edwards, Harper & Row (1974)
"Mandy"
Julie Andrews Edwards, Harper & Row (1971)
"Julie Andrews"
Robert Windeler (1970)
"Julie Andrews: The Story of a Star"
John Cottrell (1968)

Notes

"Like a nun with a switchblade" --Christopher Plummer

Made a Dame of the British Empire in December 1999

Cindy Adams revealed in her January 8, 1993 column that Andrews is one of Great Britain's ten richest women.

She received the Woman of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Times in 1965.

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland (1970)

Named Woman of the Year by B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League (1983)

Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1997

Andrews garnered headlines in May 1996 when she refused a Tony nomination as Best Actress in a Musical for "Victor/Victoria". Because she was the only person associated with the show who was cited by the nominating committee, Andrews chose to stand with the "egregiously overlooked" company and asked that her name be withdrawn. While Andrews' name remained on the ballot, she lost to Donna Murphy in "The King and I".

"Andrews won the Oscar mainly as a rebuke to Jack Warner for cheating her out of the Hepburn [Audrey] part in "My Fair Lady". Actually the old mogul's instincts were dead on, and we got the best of both worlds. Andrews could get away with Eliza Doolittle on stage, but the camera would have revealed her shamming trying to play Rex Harrison's social and intellectual inferior--she's about as socially insecure as a Sherman tank. Winsome, vulnerable Hepburn was just right for the movie--and the imperturbable Poppins was just right for Andrews' debut." --Michael Gebert in "The Encyclopedia of Movie Awards"

"We laugh about Mary Poppins and Maria and the corniness of all that, but you watch her in a room full of children who don't know "Mary Poppins" or "The Sound of Music" and, I mean, she's like a magnet. They just go right to her." --Blake Edwards quoted in Vanity Fair, October 1995.