Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Julie Andrews. Check it out!
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens, and at age 20, she launched her stage career in a London Palladium production of “Cinderella”.
Interesting Facts about Julie Andrews
- Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton to begin filming Mary Poppins (1964).
- Stepmother of Jennifer Edwards and Geoffrey Edwards.
- She turned down the role of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1969).
- According to Andrews, Walt Disney originally approached her to read for the part of Mary Poppins after a performance of the Broadway show, Camelot. Andrew’s told Disney she could not take the part because she was pregnant. Disney responded, “That’s all right. I’ll wait.”.
- Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is directly in front of the new addition to the Chinese Theatre. The star was dedicated on 5 Oct, 1979.
- She turned down the role of Elizabeth in Paint Your Wagon (1969).
- Could sing notes only dogs could hear at the age of seven.
- According to her autobiography, she first saw second husband Blake Edwards at a party while she and first husband Tony Walton were on their honeymoon. She and Blake did not become friends until several years later.
- In the 1960s she sported a bumper sticker on her car reading “Mary Poppins is a junkie”.
- Is one of 15 actresses to have won both the Best Actress Academy Award and the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe for the same performance; hers being for Mary Poppins (1964). The others, in chronological order, are: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday (1950), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Glenda Jackson for A Touch of Class (1973), Diane Keaton for Annie Hall (1977), Sissy Spacek for Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Cher for Moonstruck (1987), ‘Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Helen Hunt for As Good as It Gets (1997), Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose (2007), Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and Emma Stone for La La Land (2016).
- Turned down her Tony nomination for “Victor/Victoria” for Best Actress in a Musical in 1996 because the rest of the cast and crew were overlooked for consideration.
- Was the 61st actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Mary Poppins (1964) at The 37th Annual Academy Awards (1965) on April 5, 1965.
Personal Quotes by Julie Andrews
On the whole, I think women wear too much and are to fussy. You can’t see the person for all the clutter.- Julie Andrews
Did you ever notice the color of Mary Poppins’ petticoats? They were kind of orange and apricot and red. I think she had a secret life going on there.- Julie Andrews
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.- Julie Andrews
Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.- Julie Andrews
Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it.- Julie Andrews