Julie Andrews

Lowest Rated: 14% Unconditional Love (2002)
Birthday: Oct 1, 1935
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK
The British actress, comedienne, singer and dancer Julie Andrews stakes a claim to fame for having one of the single most astonishing voices (four octaves!) of any entertainer alive. Yet the breadth of this raw ability is often hugely obscured by Andrews's milquetoast image and onscreen persona. Thus, in the late '60s, Andrews - who began her film career rooted firmly in family-oriented material - traveled far out of her way to expand her dramatic repertoire, with decidedly mixed results. A music-hall favorite since childhood, Andrews spent the war years dodging Nazi bombs and bowing to the plaudits of her fans. Thanks to her own talents and the persistence of her vaudevillian parents, Andrews maintained her career momentum with appearances in such extravaganzas as 1947's Starlight Roof Revue. It was in the role of a 1920s flapper in Sandy Wilson's satire The Boy Friend (1953) that brought Andrews to Broadway; and few could resist the attractively angular young miss warbling such deliberately sappy lyrics as "I Could Be Happy With You/If You Could Be Happy With Me." Following a live-TV performance of High Tor, Andrews regaled American audiences in the star-making role of cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle in the 1956 Broadway blockbuster My Fair Lady. The oft-told backstage story of this musical classic was enough to dissuade anyone from thinking that Andrews was an overnight success, as producer Moss Hart mercilessly drilled her for 48 hours to help her get her lines, songs and dialect in proper working order. In 1957, Andrews again enchanted TV audiences in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical adaptation of Cinderella. Later, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe -- also the composers of My Fair Lady -- developed the role of Guinevere in their 1960 musical Camelot with Andrews in mind, and the result was another Broadway triumph, albeit not as profitable as Fair Lady. Although a proven favorite with American audiences thanks to her frequent TV variety show appearances (notably a memorable 1962 teaming with Carol Burnett), Andrews did not make a motion picture until 1964. As Mary Poppins, Andrews not only headlined one of Walt Disney's all-time biggest moneymakers, but also won an Oscar -- sweet compensation for having lost the Eliza role to Audrey Hepburn for the adaptation of My Fair Lady. Andrews hoped that Mary Poppins would not type her in "goody-goody" parts, and, to that end, accepted a decidedly mature role as James Garner's love interest in The Americanization of Emily (1964). However, Andrews' next film, The Sound of Music (1965) effectively locked her into sweetness and light parts in the minds of moviegoers. On the strength of the success of Music, Andrews was signed to numerous Hollywood projects, but her stardom had peaked.Perhaps recognizing this, Andrews started to branch out fairly aggressively by the late '60s, with such "adult-oriented" pictures as Alfred Hitchcock's espionage thriller Torn Curtain. That film, and others (Hawaii, Star!) all flopped. In the late '60s, Andrews fell in love with and married the then white-hot American director Blake Edwards; her decision to collaborate with Edwards on a professional level, to boot, waxed incredibly strategic. Today, many view Edwards in a negative light for cranking out moronic studio fodder such as A Fine Mess and Sunset). In 1969, however, he sat among Hollywood's creme-de-la-creme, notorious for crafting mature genre pictures for adult audiences (The Days of Wine and Roses, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Experiment in Fear and sophisticated slapstick comedies unafraid to take chances (the Pink Panther series, The Party). By marrying Edwards and aligning herself with him creatively, then, Andrews was also consciously or unconsciously bucking to change her image. Unfortunately, the two began at a low ebb to end all low ebbs. The WWI musical farce Darling Lili (1970) featured Rock Hudson, electric musical numbers, stunning dogfight sequences, and - signif

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
58% Despicable Me 3 Gru's Mom $264.2M 2017
No Score Yet Sing-a-long-a Sound Of Music Actor 2011
81% Despicable Me Gru's Mom $251.5M 2010
58% Shrek Forever After Queen $238.4M 2010
18% The Tooth Fairy Lily $58.6M 2010
No Score Yet Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me Actor 2009
93% Enchanted Mary Poppins $127.8M 2007
41% Shrek the Third Queen $320.8M 2007
No Score Yet Disneyland: Secrets, Stories and Magic of the Happiest Place on Earth Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Sound Of Music Sing-Along Edition Actor 2007
21% The Pink Panther Producer $82.3M 2006
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of the Tony Awards My Fair Lady 2005
No Score Yet Meet the Cast of Shrek 2 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway: The American Musical Actor 2004
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement Queen Clarisse Renaldi $95.2M 2004
89% Shrek 2 Queen Lillian $436.5M 2004
No Score Yet Broadway: The American Musical Actor 2004
No Score Yet Eloise at Christmastime Nanny 2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza Nanny 2003
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Cat That Looked at a King Actor 2002
No Score Yet One Special Night Dr. Catherine Howard 2002
14% Unconditional Love Herself 2002
No Score Yet Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds Actor 2001
47% The Princess Diaries Queen Clarisse Renaldi $107.8M 2001
20% Relative Values Felicity 2000
No Score Yet My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs Actor 2000
No Score Yet My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Movies Actor 1996
No Score Yet A Fine Romance Mrs. Pamela Piquet 1992
No Score Yet Our Sons (Too Little, Too Late) Audrey Grant 1991
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams Actor 1991
No Score Yet Julie Andrews Sings Her Favorite Songs Actor 1989
No Score Yet Hanya: Portrait of a Pioneer Host 1989
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Jack Lemmon Host 1988
No Score Yet Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas Actor 1987
46% That's Life! Gillian Faichild 1986
No Score Yet Duet for One Stephanie Anderson 1986
33% The Man Who Loved Women Marianna 1983
96% Victor Victoria Victoria Grant 1982
86% S.O.B. Sally Miles $14.9M 1981
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker Amanda 1980
68% 10 Samantha Taylor 1979
79% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Singing voice of Ainslie Jarvis 1976
No Score Yet The Tamarind Seed Judith Farrow 1974
40% Darling Lili Lili Smith 1970
No Score Yet Star! Gertrude Lawrence 1968
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie Millie Dillmount 1967
No Score Yet The Singing Princess Actor 1967
67% Hawaii Jerusha Hale 1966
68% Torn Curtain Sarah Sherman 1966
83% The Sound of Music Maria 1965
100% The Americanization of Emily Emily Barham 1964
100% Mary Poppins Mary Poppins 1964
No Score Yet Cinderella Cinderella 1957
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Actor 1957
No Score Yet The Singing Princess Princess Zeila 1949

TV

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No Score Yet Julie's Greenroom
2017
Creator Ms. Julie Executive Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Host Guest Performer Cinderella
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2001
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest
  • 1977
0% Julie
1992
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