... that Julie Andrew's mother and step-father were vaudeville performers and she spent much of her youth singing and dancing on stage with her parents. Here is a wonderful recording of Julie Andrews singing at age 12 accompanied by great pictures of her as a child performer.
... that Julie Andrews fell into one of her most famous roles - Mary Poppins- by default. She was offered the movie by Walt Disney but she desperately wanted another part that was to begin filming at the same time - the role of Eliza Doolittle. She had originated the character on Broadway in 1957, however, when it came time to cast the part for the motion picture version Studio execs rejected the little known (outside of Broadway) actress in favor of Audrey Hepburn. But it would be Julie who got the last laugh. She accepted Uncle Walt's offer and in 1964 (the year both movies were released) Julie won a Best Actress Oscar, while Audrey Hepburn was not even nominated for My Fair Lady. Learn more about it in our Tribute to My Fair Lady and our Tribute to Audrey Hepburn.
... An absolute treasure for you. Julie Andrews and the Real Maria Von Trapp yodeling.
... this is called fun features and what could be more fun than watching Julie Andrews sing The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music with the Muppets?
... the Julie Andrews had a television variety show in the 70's called The Julie Andrews Hour. Here is a golden moment Julie Andrews and Gene Kelly dancing together. And don't forget to visit our Tribute to Gene Kelly.
... that on January 31, 1999 on the eve of the new millennium Julie Andrews was made a Dame of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Julie Andrews is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Julie Andrews' star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
6901 Hollywood Blvd.