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Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She is the recipient of Academy Award, Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, and Screen Actors Guild honours. In 2000, she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Andrews is a former child actress and singer who appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of ''The Boy Friend'', and rose to prominence starring in musicals such as ''My Fair Lady'' and ''Camelot'', both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. In 1957, she appeared on television with the title role in ''Cinderella'', which was seen by over 100 million viewers. Andrews made her feature film debut in ''Mary Poppins'' (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her second Academy Award nomination for ''The Sound of Music'' (1965). Adjusted for inflation, these two films are the 25th and 3rd highest grossing films of all time, respectively. Between 1964 and 1967, Andrews had other box office successes with ''The Americanization of Emily'', ''Hawaii'', Alfred Hitchcock's ''Torn Curtain'', and ''Thoroughly Modern Millie'', making her the most successful film star in the world at that time. In the 1970s, Andrews' film career slowed down following the commercial disappointments of ''Star!'', ''Darling Lili'', and ''The Tamarind Seed''. She returned to prominence with the critical and commercial successes of ''10'' (1979) and ''Victor Victoria'' (1982), for which she received her third Academy Award nomination. During the remainder of the 1980s, Andrews starred in critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful films such as ''That's Life!'' and ''Duet for One'', before her career went into eclipse in the 1990s. Andrews' film career had a major revival in the 2000s with the successes of ''The Princess Diaries'' (2001), its sequel ''The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement'' (2004), the ''Shrek'' animated films (2004–2010), and ''Despicable Me'' (2010). Her vocal range, which was originally very impressive, was damaged by a throat operation in 1997. In 2003, Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of ''The Boy Friend'' at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York (and later at the Goodspeed Opera House, in East Haddam, Connecticut in 2005). Andrews is also an author of children's books, and in 2008 published an autobiography, ''Home: A Memoir of My Early Years''.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.