film meme » six actresses [6/6]: Julie Andrews

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."

While she played the original Eliza Dolittle in the Broadway musical “My Fair Lady”, Audrey Hepburn played the part in the movie “My Fair Lady”. The studio executives did not want Andrews because she hadn’t had any experience in film and thought Hepburn would be the better choice. When winning the best actress Golden Globe in 1965 for Mary Poppins, she displayed her cheekiness when she drolly quipped “I’d like to thank Jack Warner for making this possible.” Had she been cast by Warner Bros. in My Fair Lady, she would not have been available for Mary Poppins.

most famous movies: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/ Victoria, The Princess Diaries, Darling Lili, The Americanization of Emily

Happy Birthday Julie Andrews, fairest lady of them all - (1 October 1935)

Get To Know Me→ Actresses [6/7]: Julie Andrews

"Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.

Julie Andrews at the Academy Awards in 1965


Julie Andrews in “The Julie Andrews Show”

Get To Know MeFavorite Scenes [4/9]: Mary Poppins (1964)

Bert: Well, that’s a bit awkward. I must say!
Mary Poppins Bert, I’ll thank you to stop putting ideas in their heads!…There goes the other one.
Bert: Shall I go after ‘em?
Mary Poppins: Well, we can’t have them gallivanting up there like kangaroos, can we?

""Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”

The Sorting Hat


Mary ‘Sassy’ Poppins, 1964

"I am not finished yet, Captain!"

Get To Know Me Meme  → Crucial Movies [1/10]: The Sound of Music (1965)

" Silver white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things"

Trivia: When Maria is running through the courtyard to the Von Trapp house in "I Have Confidence”, she trips. This was an accident; however, director Robert Wise liked this so much that he kept it in the movie. He felt it added to the nervousness of the song and of the character.

"Use your knowledge, and your heart, to stand up for those who can’t stand, speak for those who can’t speak, be a beacon of light for those whose lives have become dark."

Julie Andrews


Julie Andrews in Star! (1968)

Reason 3284739567346762306 why I love Julie Andrews.