“Now the, the qualifications… item one: a cheery disposition. I am never cross. Item two: rosy cheeks… obviously. Item three: play games, all sorts. Well, I’m sure the children will find my games extremely diverting.”
Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, is an English film and stage actress, and an operatic singer, who was born in Surrey, England. She was the original singer for the stage musicals of The King and I, My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins.
In 1957 she became the 1st person to play Cinderella on-screen. She made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She later married Hollywood writer Blake Edwards.
She had the lead role in the blockbuster film The Sound of Music, an when Adjusted for inflation, this is the third-highest grossing film of all time.
She acted in other big films an was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, making her the most successful film star in the world in the 1960s. In 2000, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.
In the 21st century her film career still continued, with the successes of The Princess Diaries and its sequel, plus the animated-films of Shrek (2004–2010), and Despicable Me (2010), for which she provided her ladylike voice.
In addition to her Oscar Award, she has won 5 Golden Globes, 3 Grammys, 2 Emmys, and a great many other awards that are too many to list here !