Julie Andrews posing for a selfie circa 1970.
11-year-old Andrews sings at the Fleet Street Club luncheon in 1946. Andrews was born Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, England. She later took the last name of her stepfather, Ted Andrews.
Young Andrews in 1947.
Andrews receives her daily piano lesson from her mother, Barbara, in 1947.
Andrews, 13, performing on stage at the London Palladium in 1948.
Andrews works with ventriloquist Peter Prue and his doll Archie Andrews on the BBC radio show “Educating Archie” in the 1950s.
Andrews tries on a dress for the role of “Cinderella” at the London Palladium in 1953.
In 1954, Andrews moved to New York to star in the Broadway show “The Boy Friend”. She’s seen here on the right with Millicent Martin, Stella Claire, and Delice Lay.
Andrews takes a ballet class in 1954.
From 1956 to 1962, Andrews starred in Broadway’s “My Fair Lady.” Here, she appears in a scene with Rex Harrison.
Andrews was scaled by Madame Tussauds for a wax figure in 1958.
Andrews toasted by friends and neighbors at a homecoming party in 1958.
In 1959, Andrews married British fashion designer Tony Walton. The couple had a daughter together before divorcing in 1968.
Andrews plays Queen Jennifer and Richard Burton plays King Arthur in the Broadway musical ‘Camelot’. She starred in productions 1960-1963.
Andrews snuggles with her newborn daughter, Emma, in 1962.
In 1964, Andrews made her screen debut in the musical “Mary Poppins”. She went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Andrews visiting US Army training facilities in Hawaii in 1965.
Andrews spins during the opening scene of the 1965 movie The Sound of Music. The role earned her another Academy Award nomination.
Andrews appeared with Harry Belafonte in a sketch from “The Julie Andrews Hour” in 1972. The television variety show ran for 24 episodes.
Andrews and Perry Cuomo star in the 1973 TV special “Julie on Sesame Street.”
Andrews receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1979.
Andrews clutches a flower in her teeth as she walks through Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1983. She was on her way to accepting the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award.
Andrews leaves her handprints at the Disney Legend Awards in 1991.
Andrews is flirting with her second husband, director Blake Edwards, after he was awarded the French Legion of Honor at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. They have been married for decades and have two children together. Edwards passed away in 2010.
Andrews appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 1994.
Andrews made her last call for the Broadway musical ‘Victor/Victoria’ in 1997. She had to quit the show at the end of his career as she was having trouble with her voice. She later had surgery to remove a noncancerous tumor in her vocal cords, and the surgery caused her to lose her singing voice.
Andrews anticipated copies of her new children’s book, Dumpy, in 2000.
In 2000, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II honored Andrews by making her Lady Commander of the British Empire.
Andrews appeared with Hector Elizondo and Anne Hathaway in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries.
Andrews was one of the honorees at the Kennedy Center in 2001. From left is pianist Van Cleburne, actor Jack Nicholson and Andrews, tenor Luciano Pavarotti, and music producer Quincy Jones.
Andrews attends an event in 2004 where Disneyland announced its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Andrews received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. She also won a Grammy that year for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (“Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems and Songs and Lullabies”). She got her first Grammy in 1965, winning Best Children’s Recording (Mary Poppins).
Andrews and her former “Sound of Music” co-star Christopher Plummer speak on stage at the TCM Classic Film Festival in 2015. It was the film’s 50th anniversary.
Andrews appeared at the 2015 Academy Awards.
Andrews sits with cast members of “My Fair Lady” at the Sydney Opera House in 2016. Andrews directed this new production.
Andrews and Kristen Bell pose for a selfie with host James Corden on Late Night in 2019.
Andrews accepts the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute on Thursday, June 9.
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