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<center>Dame Julie Andrews (1935-Present)

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Stage Appearances-

Revues and Pantomimes-
Herself in Starlight Roof, London, 1947
Humpty Dumpty in Humpty Dumpty, London, 1948
Herself in Coconut Grove, Blackpool, 1949
Little Red Riding Hood in Little Red Riding Hood, Nottingham, 1950
Princess Balroulbadour in Aladdin, London, 1951
Herself in Look In Revue, UK Tour, 1952
Princess Bettina in Jack and the Beanstalk, Coventry, 1952
Herself in Cap and Belles, UK Tour, 1953
Cinderella in Cinderella, London, 1953

Stage Shows-
Becky Dunbar in Mountain Fire, UK Tour, 1954
Polly Brown in The Boy Friend, Broadway, 1954
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Broadway, 1956 *
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, West End, 1958
Queen Guinevere in Camelot, Broadway, 1961 *
Amy in Putting it Together, Off-Broadway, 1993
Victor/Victoria in Victor/Victoria, Broadway, 1995 *
Polynesia in Doctor Dolittle, West End, 1998
Nominated for Tony Award, *

Directing-
The Boy Friend, Sag Harbor, 2003
The Boy Friend, Sag Harbor, 2005
The Great American Mousical, Sag Harbor, 2012

Writer-
Simeon's Gift, (as apart of The Gift of Music), 2008
The Great American Mousical, ???

Concerts-
Christmas Carols, London, 1973
Julie Andrews in Concert, International Tour, 1976-1977
An Evening With Julie Andrews, Japanese Tour, 1977
The Sound of Mysen, Norway, 1978
Julie: Julie Andrews and the New American Orchestra, Hartford, 1984
Placido Domingo and Friends, Los Angeles, 1986
An Evening With Julie Andrews, USA Tour, 1987-1989
Julie Andrews in Concert at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, 1989
The Magic of Christmas, London, 1989
Julie Andrews in Concert, Sag Harbor, 1992
The Sound of Orchestra, Japanese Tour, 1993
Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music, USA Tour, 2008
Julie Andrews' The Gift of Music, London, 2010

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Julie Andrews as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, 1956 </center>


Theatrical Films-
Princess Zeila in The Rose of Baghdad, 1949 (animated)
Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, 1964 * **
Emily Barham in The Americanization of Emily, 1964
Maria in The Sound of Music, 1965 * **
Dr. Sarah Louise Sherman in Torn Curtain, 1965
Jerusha Hale in Hawaii, 1966
Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967 **
Gertrude Lawrence in Star!, 1968 **
Lili Smith/Schmidt in Darling Lili, 1970 **
Judith Farrow in The Tamarind Seed, 1974
Samantha Taylor in 10, 1979
Amanda in Little Miss Marker, 1980
Sally Miles in S.O.B., 1981
Victoria Grant/Count Victor Grazinski in Victor/Victoria, 1982 *
Charwoman in Trail of the Pink Panther, 1982
Marianna in The Man Who Loved Women, 1983
Gillian Fairchild in That’s Life!, 1986 **
Stephanie Anderson in Duet For One, 1986 **
Mrs. Pamela Piquet in Cin cin, 1991
Felicity Marshwood in Relative Values, 2000
Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries, 2001
Herself in Unconditional Love, 2002
Queen Lillian in Shrek 2, 2004 (animated)
Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, 2004
Queen Lillian in Shrek the Third, 2007 (animated)
Narrator in Enchanted, 2007
Herself in The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story, 2009
Lilly in Tooth Fairy, 2010
Queen Lillian in Shrek Forever After, 2010 (animated)
Marlena in Despicable Me, 2010 (animated)
Edith de Haviland in Crooked House, ???
Nominated for Academy Award, *
Nominated for Golden Globe, **


Short Subjects-
Herself in Salzburg: Sight and Sound, 1965
Herself in How Thoroughly Modern Millie Got That Way, 1967
Herself in Think Twentieth, 1967
Herself in Star! The Sound of a Legend, 1968
Mary Poppins in The Cat That Looked at a King, 2004


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Andrews as the title character in Mary Poppins, 1964 </center>


Television Apperances (Selected)-
Lisa in High Tor, 1956 (Made-For-TV Movie)
Performer in The Ed Sullivan Show, 1956, 1961, (Series)
Cinderella in Cinderella, 1957 (Made-For-TV Movie) *
Herself in The Julie Andrews Show, 1959 (Series)
Performer in The Fabulous Fifities, 1960 (Special)
Performer in The Broadway of Lerner and Lowe, 1962 (Special)
Herself in Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, 1962 (Special)
Performer in The Andy Williams Show, 1964 (Series) *
Herself in The Julie Andrews Show, 1965 (Series)
Herself in An Evening With Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte, 1969 (Special)
Presenter in The 24th Annual Tony Awards, 1970 (Special)
Herself in Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center, 1971 (Special) *
Herself in The Julie Andrews Hour, 1972-1973 (Series) *
Herself in Julie on Sesame Street, 1973 (Special)
Herself in Walt Disney: A Golden Anniversary Salute, 1973 (Special)
Herself in Julie's Christmas Special, 1973 (Special)
Herself in Julie and Dick at Covent Garden, 1974 (Special)
Herself in Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is, 1974 (Special)
Herself in My Favorite Things, 1975 (Special)
Herself in America Salutes the Queen- Silver Jubilee Royal Variety Gala, 1977 (Special)
Herself in Julie Andrews' Invitation to the Dance with Rudolph Nureyev, 1980 (Special) *
Presenter in The 38th Annual Tony Awards, 1984 (Special)
Herself in Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas, 1987 (Special)
Herself in Julie and Carol Together Again, 1989 (Special)
Herself in Great Performances: An Evening With Alan Jay Lerner, 1989
Herself in The British Academy: A Tribute to Julie Andrews, 1989 (Special)
Audrey Grant in Our Sons, 1991 (Made-For-TV Movie)
Presenter in The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1991 (Special)
Presenter in The 45th Annual Tony Awards, 1991 (Special)
Julie Carlisle in Julie, 1992 (Series)
Herself in The Sound of Julie Andrews, 1995 (Special) *
Herself in Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway, 1995 (Special)
Herself in "Caroline in the City", episode Caroline and Victor/Victoria, 1997
Catherine Howard in One Special Night, 1999 (Made-For-TV Movie)
Herself in My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies, 1999 (Special)
Herself in My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, 2000 (Special)
Honoree in The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, 2001 (Special)
Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond, 2001 (Made-For-TV Movie)
Performer in The Kennedy Center Honors, 2003
Nanny in Eloise at the Plaza, 2003 (Made-For-TV Movie)
Nanny in Eloise at Christmastime, 2003 (Made-For-TV Movie) *
Host in Broadway: The American Musical, 2005 (Special) *
Herself in Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic, 2007 (Special)
Host in Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Concert, 2009 (Special)
Herself in Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me, 2009
Host in Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Concert, 2010 (Special)
Herself in Oprah, 2010
Host in Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Concert, 2012 (Special)
Nominated for Emmy, *

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Andrews as Nanny with Sofia Vassilieva on the set of Eloise at Christmastime </center>

Discography (Selected)-

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The Boy Friend: The Original Broadway Cast, 1955
My Fair Lady: The Original Broadway Cast, 1956
High Tor, 1956
Cinderella: The 1957 Television Cast, 1957
The Lass with the Delicate Air, 1957
Julie Andrews Sings, 1958
Rose Marie, 1958
My Fair Lady: Original London Cast, 1959
Camelot: Original Broadway Cast, 1961
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall, 1962
Mary Poppins, 1964 *
The Sound of Music, 1965
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1967
Star!, 1968
Darling Lili, 1970
Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center, 1971
The Pink Panther Strikes Again, 1976 (credited as "Ainsley Jarvis")
10, 1979
Victor/Victoria, 1982
Love, Julie, 1987
Julie Andrews: A Little Bit of Broadway, 1988
The King and I, 1992
Putting it Together, 1993
Julie Andrews Broadway: The Music of Richard Rodgers, 1994 *
Victor/Victoria: The Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1995
Here I'll Stay: The Words of Alan Jay Lerner, 1996
Thoroughly Modern Julie: The Best of Julie Andrews, 1996
Doctor Doolittle: The Original London Cast, 1998
Greatest Christmas Songs, 2000
Classic Julie, Classic Broadway, 2001
The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement, 2004
Julie Andrews: At Her Very Best, 2006
Nominated for Grammy, *

Audiobooks (Selected)-
Mandy, 1986
The Summer Friend: Special Stories For Special Children, 1996
Mother Goose & More: A Collection of Stories With Music, 1999
Little Bo, 2000
Simeon's Gift, 2003
The Little Grey Men, 2004
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, 2008
Julie Andrews' Collection of Favorite Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, 2009 *
Nominated for Grammy, *


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Julie Andrews as Maria in The Sound of Music, 1965 </center>


Books by Julie Andrews (also credited as “Julie Andrews Edwards”)-
Mandy, 1970
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, 1974
Dumpy the Dump Truck (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2000
Dumpy at School (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2000
Little Bo, 2000
Dumpy Saves Christmas (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2001
Dumpy and His Pals (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2001
Dumpy and His Friends on the Farm (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2001
Little Bo in France: The Further Adventures of Bonnie Boadicea, 2002
Dumpy and the Big Storm (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2002
Dumpy and the Firefighters (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2003
Simeon’s Gift (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2003
Dumpy's to the Rescue (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2004
Dumpy's Apple Shop (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2004
Dragon: Hound of Honor (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2004
Dumpy's Happy Holidays (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2005
The Great American Mousical (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2006
Dumpy's Extra Busy Day (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2006
Dumpy's Valentine (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2006
Thanks to You: Wisdom From Mother and Child (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2007
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, 2008
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2009
The Very Fairy Princess (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2010
Little Bo in Italy (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2010
The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2011
Little Bo in London (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2011
The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl! (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2012
Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Seasons (with Emma Walton Hamilton), 2012

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Andrews on stage singing The Rain in Spain for My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs</center>

Other Awards and Honors-
Woman of the Year- Hasty Pudding Theatricals, 1983
The Sarah Siddons Award- The Sarah Siddon Society, 1996
American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee, 1997
Doctor of Fine Arts- Yale University, 1999
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 2000
Kennedy Honoree- Kennedy Center Honors, 2001
Ella Award- Society of Singers, 2001
Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award- San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2001
One for the Heart- Humanitarian Award, 2006
Life Achievement Award- Screen Actors Guild, 2007
Public Leadership in Neurology Award- American Academy of Neurology, 2007
Annie Glenn Award- American Speech and Hearing Awards Ceremony, 2008
Lifetime Achievement- Americans for the Arts' 2008 National Arts Awards, 2008
George and Ira Gershwin Award-Spring Sing, 2009
L'Oreal Paris Legend Award- ELLE'S Women in Hollywood, 2009
VH1 Save the Music Award- VH1 Save the Music, 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award- The Recording Academy, 2011
The Prince Rainier III Award- The Princess Grace Awards, 2011

Interesting Facts-
* Birth Name: Julia Elizabeth Wells
* Born October 1st, 1935 at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
* Step-father, Ted Andrews, discovered her extraordinary, 4-octave voice.
* In 1948, she became the youngest performer ever to be showcased in a Royal Command Variety Performance.
* Had crush on young Roddy MacDowall.
* Came to the USA at age 19.
* Rodgers and Hammerstein specifically made Cinderella for her.
* The Americanization of Emily is the only black and white feature film she ever made.
* Often uses a certain four-letter, Anglo-Saxon swear word in private.
* Married childhood friend and later, multiple award winning designer, Tony Walton on May 10th, 1959 in England.
* Walt Disney visited Andrews backstage during Camelot to compare the musical with his film, The Sword in the Stone, both productions based on T.H. White's The Once and Future King. So impressed with her performance, Walt offered her the role of Mary Poppins backstage after the show.
* Gave birth to Emma Katharine Walton in September 1962.
* Married Pink Panther director, Blake Edwards, on November 12th 1969.
* Adopted two orphans with Blake, Joanna and Amy.
* The flops Star! and Darling Lili nearly ruined her career.
* Her variety program, The Julie Andrews Hour was critically successful, but was canceled after one season due to low ratings.
* Her stepdaughter, Jennifer Edwards, is best known for having played Heidi in the infamous "Heidi Bowl" adaptation.
* Wrote her first novel Mandy after losing a dare from one of her stepdaughter. The terms of the agreement were that if she swore during a set period of time, Julie had to do something for her stepdaughter. She chose to write a story.
* Her first two books were published under the name Julie Edwards, in honor of her husband, Blake Edwards.
* Famously went topless in the film S.O.B.
* Is best friends with comedienne, Carol Burnett, with whom she has starred in three specials with.
* Favorite tea is PG Tips.
* Her husband, Blake Edwards, has directed her in eight films and one Broadway musical.
* Reportedly loves crunchy peanut-butter.
* Has a rose named after her.
* Later became friends with 1964 Eliza Doolittle, Audrey Hepburn.
* Declined Tony nomination for Victor/Victoria, because she felt the rest of the company had been "egregiously" overlooked.
* Soundstage Two, the stage where both Mary Poppins and The Princess Diaries were filmed, was re-dedicated as the Julie Andrews Stage in 2001.
* Has played a Lillian (or derivative of the name) in 5 films (Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, Tooth Fairy, and Darling Lili).
* Lost her singing voice during a botched medical procedure in 1997.
* Has written numerous books with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton.
* Was official Disneyland Ambassador during 2005 Happiest Place on Earth Disneyland 50th Anniversary.
* Directed revivals of her first American stage show, The Boy Friend in 2003 and 2005.

Videos-
The Gift of Music, 2008- Edelweiss
The Gift of Music, 2008- Do-Re-Mi
The Gift of Music, 2008- Impossible (Things Are Happening Every Day)
The Gift of Music, 2008- My Funny Valentine
The Gift of Music, 2008- Getting to Know You
The Julie Andrews Hour Skit, Part One
The Julie Andrews Hour Skit, Part Two
The Gift of Music, 2010- A Cockeyed Optimist
The Gift of Music, 2010- Getting to Know You
The Gift of Muisc, 2010- My Funny Valentine
The Gift of Music, 2010- Do-Re-Mi

Resources:
Julie Andrews Collection
Julie Andrews Online
Wikipedia- Julie Andrews
IMDb- Julie Andrews
Reel Classics.com- Julie Andrews

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She is an AMAZING, SOPHISTICATED, and TALENTED woman. I've loved her since I was born. Hope to meet her one day. I plan to read her autobiography during Christmas break.


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Ah, Julie Andrews. She is a class act through and through. I'm still annoyed about her throat surgery. Can you imagine how many great performances we're missing out on because of that? Ugh. She would have been wonderful on stage in "Follies".

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She is an AMAZING, SOPHISTICATED, and TALENTED woman. I've loved her since I was born. Hope to meet her one day. I plan to read her autobiography during Christmas break.


I thought tsom was a reference to The Sound of Music. I wasn't sure though, since I couldn't recall you ever mentioning TSOM or Julie Andrews in your posts. Home is really good, though. You should read it for Julie's writing, if nothing else. It's beautiful. I want to pick up the book-on-CD sometime, just to hear Julie read it with her beautiful voice.

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I'm still annoyed about her throat surgery. Can you imagine how many great performances we're missing out on because of that? Ugh. She would have been wonderful on stage in "Follies".


That dumb surgery. Imagine though, how the surgeon must of felt when he or she screwed it up. It's like they stole one of humanity's great treasures, and they definitely knew it. Most amazing, though, is the fact that Julie eventually got over it... I'm sure it still hurts her, but she loves music and acting, and she still performs.

These are some concert videos from Julie's recent "Gift of Music" Tour. If you haven't seen them, I definitely suggest looking at them. I nearly cried listening to Edelweiss for the first time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c9jirUjpdA
Edelweiss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHX647KNTvY&feature=related
Do-Re-Mi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJRq7tL74oI&feature=related
Impossible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8vUdCv7CgI&feature=related
Funny Valentine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK5Uhulj6l8&feature=related
Getting to Know You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQbihUZQSRY&feature=related
Paradise

There's some more on YouTube. :)

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I just listened to my Cinderella (1957) OCR CD again yesterday! Such a beautiful score and performance! I prefer it to the Lesley Anne Warren version even though that's the one I was raised on!
The Brandy version SUCKS! What were they thinking? (although the Prince was cute!)

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I just listened to my Cinderella (1957) OCR CD again yesterday! Such a beautiful score and performance! I prefer it to the Lesley Anne Warren version even though that's the one I was raised on!
The Brandy version SUCKS! What were they thinking? (although the Prince was cute!)

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Agreed (except for the Prince, I'm still bothered by the black queen + white king = asian prince logic)

I'm obsessed with the title song from Thoroughly Modern Millie (I need to get DVD so I can see the rest of the movie, Ive only watched a couple of the songs) right now. I listened to the Broadway cast recording and that broad can't hold a candle to Julie!

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She is an AMAZING, SOPHISTICATED, and TALENTED woman. I've loved her since I was born. Hope to meet her one day. I plan to read her autobiography during Christmas break.


I thought tsom was a reference to The Sound of Music. I wasn't sure though, since I couldn't recall you ever mentioning TSOM or Julie Andrews in your posts. Home is really good, though. You should read it for Julie's writing, if nothing else. It's beautiful. I want to pick up the book-on-CD sometime, just to hear Julie read it with her beautiful voice.


It is!!! I'm glad you noticed it. Yeah, Sound of Music is my favoritest movie in the entire world. My parents have said that it was the first movie I ever watched, and I kept on playing it and playing it.

My school's library has it in this special room. I guess Julie is that special to have her autobiography in a special room. Anyway, I read a couple of pages and I like her style. My plan is to check it out and read it during Christmas break.

My school's library also has a recent biography about her which was published this year. I plan on checking that out too during Christmas break. It is written by Richard Stirling. It even has something about her being in "Enchanted," so it is very recent.


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I LOVE the title song to Thoroughly Modern Millie (that's really the only song I listen to except for Carol Channing's Muzzy songs when I'm feeling campy!)
And, you're right, Flanger, Sutton Foster (the stage Millie) can't hold a candle to Jules! Although I think she was better live, rather than just listening to her on the OC CD.


I also adore Le Jazz Hot from Victor/Victoria!

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I'm still bothered by the black queen + white king = asian prince logic

I'm sure it was more of the colour-blind casting done for the movie rather than anything related to biology and genetics. Plus, we could always assume he was adopted. :P

Anyway, back to Julie. She's a goddess. That's all that needs to be said.

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I must say, Julie has the best luck in the world! She was in the most watched television special (Cinderella); was in the most successful Broadway show in the 1950s (My Fair Lady), was in Disney's biggest hit (Mary Poppins), and was in the most successful movie musical and third highest grossing film of all time (adjusted to inflation of course) (The Sound of Music). Also, who can say that they won the Golden Globes for Best Actress in a musical or comedy twice in a role, and won an Oscar for their first film and was nominated the next year for their third film.

I heard that she was considered for the role of Mrs. Potts in "Beauty and the Beast". Is that true?


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Julie Andrews is the boss of everyone, Devil included. That's all that needs to be said about her :) .

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I think it's worthy of noting that Julie Andrews will be replacing Walter Cronkite this year as the host of Vienna Philharmonic Concert on PBS this New Year's Day.

http://julieandrewsonline.com/news/2008_news/03Dec_08.html

It's only for the American Broadcast, and while the concert will be released on DVD, I've been told that the host is never on it. The broadcast starts at 8:00 EST and ends at 9:30 EST on PBS New Year's Day.

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I'm reading "Home" now, and it's simply amazing! I can't put it down. The chapter I'm on now is when "My Fair Lady" premieres on Broadway.

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For those who have read it, did Julie lose her virginity to Neil McCallum? It's implied, but I don't want to think the wrong thing. Thanks!


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I think your assumption is right, but no one can say for sure.

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Thanks! It's weird imagining Maria von Trapp or Mary Poppins doing that, but hey, we're all human.

Anyway, I finished "Home" the other day, and it was a beautifully written autobiography! I recommend it to everyone! The sad thing is that I didn't want it to end. I pray that she'll write a sequel to it! Also, I wish she stated somewhere why her marriage with Tony didn't work. It seems like she loved him dearly and probably still does. Oh well. i guess I'll just have to wait till the sequel comes out.

Tomorrow, I'm going to start reading another book on her. It is the most recent biography on Julie called "Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography." It was published this year, and from the looks of it, the book seems to mention her work in Enchanted, so I guess it's going to contain everything from her birth to present day.


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I'm almost positive that Julie stated she was writing at least one other book, maybe even two more. I still need to finish Home, actually. :P

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That is great news! It was good reading her opinions on Rex Harrison, PL Travers, Rodgers and Hammerstein, etc. I would love to read what she thought about making The Princess Diaries, the Shrek sequels, and Enchanted.


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If you didn't catch the concert last night, you really missed something. Julie was beautiful, although she didn't have many sequences. She seemed like an old friend who's just come back from Vienna and is telling you about it's musical history. And her voice is better than ever, and I swear, that's not just some crazy fan wish, it's true!

The best part was the Vienna Philharmonic and the Strauss music. I'm not much of a "music-person", but I fell in love with the waltzes and polkas. And the conductor, Daniel Barenboim, was absolutely hilarious during the Farewell Waltz.

The only part of the program that I didn't like was a small bit related to Julie. For two segments they had her against a green screen, and it just really sucked the reality out of it... But overall I really enjoyed it. Julie or not, I'm watching it next year, too.

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I like her quite a bit. She's also gone on to become, for example, the most professional presence on such disasters as the Princess Diary films. She's kind of being hired on all her movies to be their version of Kathy Bates or Sigourney Weaver.

I also find her sternness in Mary Poppins to be pretty remarkable. Why are figures like that always supernatural? Too good to be human? They'd make excellent parents in a family feature. Be something of a change from the same tired, sassy and fashionably-disorganized copies of Phylicia Rashad from The Cosby Show.

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I thought some would be interested to know, that according to letters from Julie's fan mail staff back to the fans, Julie is planning two more autobiographies. Planning is the keyword.

For the fun of it, I'm going to list all the Julie movies I've ever seen.


Mary Poppins *
The Americanization of Emily *
The Sound of Music *
Torn Curtain *
Hawaii *
Thoroughly Modern Millie *
Darling Lili *
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Victor/Victoria *
One Special Night
Relative Values *
The Princess Diaries *
Eloise at the Plaza
Eloise at Christmastime
Shrek 2 *
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement *
Shrek the Third *
Enchanted *

*, I own it in some form, taped VHS or DVD.

Now, ones that I've yet to see, but plan to:
The Rose of Baghdad
Cinderella
Star!
Little Miss Marker
S.O.B.
That’s Life!
Duet For One

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