Here is a look at the life of actress Julie Andrews.
Birth date: October 1, 1935
Birth place: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Birth name: Julia Elizabeth Wells
Father: Edward Wells, teacher
Mother: Barbara (Morris) Andrews, pianist
Marriages: Blake Edwards (1969-2010, his death); Tony Walton (1959-1968, divorced)
Children: adopted with Blake Edwards: Joanna, 1975, Amelia, 1974; with Tony Walton: Emma, 1962
Took stepfather Ted Andrews’ last name.
Is a children’s book author.
Nominated for three Academy Awards and won one.
Nominated for five Grammy Awards and won two. Also received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominated for three Tony Awards.
Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and won two.
1946 – Performs at London’s Stage Door Canteen in front of Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI.
1954 – Moves to New York to play the lead role in the Broadway show “The Boy Friend.”
1956-1962 – Stars in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway.
1960-1963 – Stars in “Camelot” on Broadway.
1964 – Makes her screen debut in “Mary Poppins.”
1965 – Wins a Grammy Award, with Dick Van Dyke, for the 1964 Best Recording For Children for “Mary Poppins.”
1965 – Wins the 1964 Academy Award for Best Actress for “Mary Poppins.”
1965 – The film “The Sound of Music” is released.
1995-1997 – Stars in “Victor/Victoria” on Broadway.
1997 – Undergoes surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth on her vocal cords. The surgery causes her to lose her singing voice.
2000 – Andrews files a lawsuit against the surgeon who removed the growth from her vocal cords. After accepting an undisclosed settlement, the lawsuit is dropped.
2000 – Is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2001 – Receives Kennedy Center Honors.
2008 – Publishes autobiography “Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.”
2011 – Wins a Grammy Award for 2010 Best Spoken Word Album For Children for “Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies.”
2011 – Receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
March 26, 2015 – Celebrates the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music” at the famed TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
August 4, 2015 – Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events announces that Julie Andrews, Broadway’s original Eliza Doolittle, will be directing a new production of “My Fair Lady” at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate the musical’s 60th anniversary.
June 2, 2016 – Netflix announces that Andrews will star in the new show “Julie’s Greenroom,” premiering in 2017.
September 6, 2016 – The Julie Andrews-directed production of “My Fair Lady” officially opens at the Sydney Opera House.
June 20, 2019 – Netflix and Shondaland announce Andrews is set to voice a character in their new series based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series of historical romance novels.
October 15, 2019 – Andrews second memoir, “Home Work: A Memoir of My Early Years,” is published by Hachette Books.
April 2020 – Andrews and her daughter, children’s author and educator Emma Walton Hamilton, launch a weekly podcast, Julie’s Library, where they read their favorite children’s books.