Julie Andrews (English actress/vocalist)

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Dame Julia Elizabeth "Julie" Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, a singer, an author, a theatre director, and a dancer. Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). She rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1960). In 1957, Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers.

Andrews made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. She starred in The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Between 1964 and 1986, she starred in, The Americanization of Emily (1964), Hawaii (1966), Torn Curtain (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), 10 (1979), Victor Victoria (1982), That's Life! (1986), and Duet for One (1986).

In 2000, Andrews was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts. In 2002, she was ranked #59 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2003, she revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend. From 2001 to 2004, Andrews starred in The Princess Diaries (2001), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). From 2004 to 2010, she lent her voice to the Shrek animated films, and Despicable Me (2010).

Andrews has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, 5 Golden Globes, 3 Grammys, 2 Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and the Disney Legend Award. She is an author of children's books, and has published her autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Tell It Again Julie Andrews, Martyn Green 1
1966 Firestone Presents Your Favorite Christmas Carols, Volume 5 Julie Andrews 1
1982 Christmas with Julie Andrews Julie Andrews 5
1990 The Sounds of Christmas from Around the World Julie Andrews 1
1994 Broadway: The Music of Richard Rodgers Julie Andrews 2
1996 Broadway: Here I'll Stay: The Words of Alan Jay Lerner Julie Andrews 1
2002 Julie Andrews Sings Julie Andrews 1
2006 At Her Very Best Julie Andrews 1
2007 Once Upon a Time Julie Andrews 1
2008 The Lass With the Delicate Air Julie Andrews 2
A Christmas Treasure Julie Andrews & André Previn 1
Best Of... Julie Andrews 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Love, Julie Julie Andrews 1
1988 A Little Bit of Broadway Julie Andrews 1
2001 Classic Julie: Classic Broadway Julie Andrews 1
2001 Broadway's Fair Julie / Heartrending Ballads & Raucous Ditties Julie Andrews 1
2005 Julie Andrews Selects Her Favorite Disney Songs Julie Andrews 1
Greatest Christmas Songs Julie Andrews 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Star! (1968 film cast) Julie Andrews 2
1987 The Sound of Christmas Julie Andrews 2
1993 Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967 film) Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, André Previn 1
1995 Mary Poppins Original Soundtrack Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber & Ed Wynn 4 1
Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Love Me Tender Julie Andrews & Johnny Cash 1

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