March 25, 2015 |
J ULIE ANDREWS , who was America's Sweetheart starring in Broadway's "My Fair Lady" and movie versions of "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins," before baring her breasts 16 years later in "S.O.B.," directed by her husband Blake Edwards , will bare all in her second memoir. Hachette Books announced yesterday that the Oscar-winning actress is working on a follow-up to the 2008 release Home , which covers her childhood and early years in show business. The next book, currently untitled, begins in the 1960s and takes readers through her next three decades, including her many hit films.
March 1, 2015 |
It was for Julie Christopher Plummer missed last weekend's Academy Awards, which paid tribute to his 1965 classic The Sound of Music , to allow costar Julie Andrews to bask in the glow. "It was really a tribute to Julie. It's her movie," Plummer, 85, tells People. "Had I appeared there, I would have looked like a spare [obscenity] at a wedding. That's the most perfect description of how I would have looked. " Plummer heaped praise on Lady Gaga 's version of the title song, proving that her Ladyship transcends age. "She knows how to do two styles.
February 4, 2013
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December 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - It may take a big spoonful of sugar to make this go down: Julie Andrews says that her four-octave voice is not coming back. The Oscar- and Tony Award-winning actress said in a recent interview that a botched operation to remove noncancerous throat nodules in 1997 hasn't gotten better. It has permanently limited her range and her ability to hold notes. "The operation that I had left me without a voice and without a certain piece of my vocal cords," said Andrews, who starred in such quintessential stage and film musicals as The Sound of Music , My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins . The actress, who narrates the "Christmas Pageant of Lights" at Macy's Center City in Philadelphia, says she can still speak "pretty well" and can still hit a few bass notes, "So if you wanted a rendition of 'Ol' Man River' you might get it, but I'm not singing as much these days.
August 7, 2008 |
Even in person, Julie Andrews looks airbrushed. Though her laugh lines coexist with smartly applied makeup, she's still the face that launched some of the world's greatest musicals as long as a half-century ago. But the most dramatic evidence of her victory against the passage of time is the fact that, at age 72 and against rather unusual odds, Andrews will sing tonight at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. The program, titled The Gift of Music, is built around a musical-theater adaptation of her children's book Simeon's Gift.
October 4, 2005 |
On the night Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend opened on Broadway more than 50 years ago, Julie Andrews wasn't in her dressing room. Theatergoers who chanced to look up from 45th Street would have seen the very jittery leading lady sitting on a fire escape in the alley next to the Royale. Beside Andrews sat the show's understandably worried director, Cy Feuer, who tried to calm her with advice and encouragement. The Boy Friend marked the Broadway debut of Andrews, who was all of 19. As she candidly remembers, things were not going well.
October 4, 2005 |
When the cast of The Boy Friend called their neophyte director, Julie Andrews, to the stage to wish her a happy birthday following the curtain calls at Saturday's opening performance at the DuPont Theatre, the audience stood and applauded as it joined in to sing "Happy Birthday to You. " But even if Andrews hadn't been celebrating her 70th that day, the audience would have had cause to give her a standing ovation. The about-perfect production they had just witnessed was a triumph.
May 26, 2004 |
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the song goes. But that lovin' spoonful can make some gag. Consider Julie Andrews, who as Mary Poppins sang her syrupy lyrics with such brio in 1964 that critic Pauline Kael branded the English actress "Mary Marzipan. " Kael's subsequent derision of Maria, Andrews' singing nun in The Sound of Music ("the sound of money," she drubbed it), dug a deep trench in the shifting sands of the 1960s. On one side were the Eisenhower holdovers who revered Andrews.
June 14, 2002 |
JULIE ANDREWS, star of "Mary Poppins," "The Sound of Music" and Broadway, is supporting a pioneering research program on vocal restoration that could help her sing again. In 1997, Andrews underwent surgery to remove non-cancerous throat nodules, and the operation left her unable to sing. She spoke yesterday at a news conference with a team of five doctors and professors from Massachusetts, who head the collaborative research effort which will take into account the latest developments in phonosurgery, voice science, laser technology and tissue engineering.
August 8, 2001 |
It seems like the ultimate movie no-brainer, casting Julie Andrews as an elegant queen in the sugary Disney comedy "The Princess Diaries. " She was, after all, a reigning queen of musical theater on both sides of the Atlantic for more than four decades, before a botched 1998 throat operation silenced her wonderfully freakish, four-octave singing voice. She's also movie royalty, due to the enduring appeal of her mid-1960s family perennials "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music.