Happy 80th Birthday, Julie Andrews!
Posted on October 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Happy 80th birthday, Julie Andrews!
With not one but two iconic movie musical roles, Julie Andrews will always be remembered for “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins.” But this multi-talented performer with one of the clearest sopranos ever recored has taken on a wide variety of roles and has even authored best-selling books.
Here she is at age 13 performing for the King.
She memorably teamed with her pal Carol Burnett.
And with Gene Kelly.
She played musical star Gertrude Lawrence in “Star!”
I loved her in “Victor/Victoria” as a woman playing a man playing a woman.
Her “Victor/Victoria” co-star, James Garner, also appeared with Andrews is one of her best dramatic roles, “The Americanization of Emily.”
She worked with her husband, the director Blake Edwards, in the savagely funny comedy “S.O.B.”
Who better to play the Queen of a small but highly civilized country than Julie Andrews in “The Princess Diaries?”
Playing against type made her appearance in “Despicable Me” as the evil mother so delicious.
Happy, happy birthday, Julie Andrews! Looking forward to whatever you do next.