Celebrity birthdays: Julie Andrews turns 79

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Happy birthday, Julie Andrews! As the award-winning actress and musical star turns 79, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Julie, and for you...

This is what Julie who is a Libra, can expect today:

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Julie Andrews


Julie Andrews is the award-winning beloved actress who is most famous for her roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.

But she is also a hugely popular musical star, and first began her career in London in the 1940s. By 1954 Julie had moved to America and made her debut on Broadway. By the end of the decade she had been Tony-nominated for roles in My Fair Lady and Camelot, and was soon ready to make the leap to Hollywood.

Walt Disney had watched Julie on Broadway and decided she would be perfect for the role of Mary Poppins in his film adaptation. Julie was pregnant with her first child, but Walt revealed he would wait for her to be ready, and by 1964 Mary Poppins had become the biggest box-office draw in Disney history.

Julie won the Oscar for Best Actress for the role, and the next year found herself nominated again for The Sound of Music, which has gone on to become the third highest-grossing film of all time.

In later years Julie turned to TV, and won seven Emmys for the variety show, The Julie Andrews Hour.

By 1995 Julie decided to return to Broadway, and starred in Victor/Victoria for two years. In 1999 she underwent throat surgery for nodules and unfortunately emerged from the surgery with permanent damage and the loss of her four-octave soprano voice.

Recently, Julie has returned to the big screen with roles in hit films including The Princess Diaries and Despicable Me.

Julie has five children, one from her first marriage to Tony Walton and four from her marriage to film director Blake Edwards.