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Birthdate :October 1, 1935
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Julie Andrews Timeline
1946Her brother, Christopher Stuart, was born in May, 1946.
1960In the 1960s she sported a bumper sticker on her car reading "Mary Poppins is a junkie".
1964Her performance as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (1964) is ranked #45 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
1964Was passed over for the role on Eliza Dolittle in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the film My Fair Lady (1964). Unlike Andrews, however, Hepburn was not a natural singer. She took voice lessons and recorded the tracks for the movie, but the producers, without telling Audrey, dubbed her voice with that of Marni Nixon. Nixon appeared with Andrews in The Sound of Music (1965).
1964Is the only actress to be nominated for (and later win) the Oscar in the Lead Actress category in a Walt Disney film (Mary Poppins (1964)).
1964The Americanization of Emily (1964) is the only black and white movie she ever made.
1964While she played the original Eliza Dolittle in the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady", Audrey Hepburn played the part in the movie My Fair Lady (1964). The studio executives did not want Andrews because she hadn't had any experience in film and thought Hepburn would be the better choice. However, while the film My Fair Lady took home several Oscars in 1964, it failed to win the Best Actress category. That award went to none other than Julie Andrews for her performance in Mary Poppins (1964).
1964Mary Poppins (1964) for Disney, The Sound of Music (1965) for 20th Century Fox and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) for Universal were the biggest money-makers yet for their studios. However, her next two films, Star! (1968) and Darling Lili (1970), to put it mildly, failed to get their money back.
1965Learned to play the guitar specifically for the role of "Maria" in The Sound of Music (1965).
1967Was considered for the role of Susy Hendrix in the film Wait Until Dark (1967) . The role eventually went to Audrey Hepburn as it did in My Fair Lady (1964).
1969In 1969, when MGM cancelled their proposed Irving Berlin musical biography "Say it With Music" in which she was set to star, she sued the studio and collected her $1,250,000 salary.
1972Was at one point going to star in Follow Me! (1972).
1974She adopted two children from Vietnam with Blake Edwards, Amy Edwards (b. 1974) and Joanna Edwards (b. 1975).
1975Filmed a cameo sequence as a chambermaid in Blake Edwards' 1975 Inspector Clouseau comedy The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), but the sequence ended up on the cutting-room floor.
1979Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is directly in front of the new addition to the Chinese Theatre. The star was dedicated on 5 Oct, 1979.
1982Played the same role of "Victoria Grant" in the Broadway musical adaption of Victor Victoria (1982). She turned down a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
1984Was offered the role of Carol in Once Upon a Time in America (1984), but turned the role down. The part went to Tuesday Weld.
1991Was one of the first women to be named a Disney Legend (and inducted into the Disney Hall of Fame). She was in the 1991 class with animator Mary Blair.
1996As of 2007, she is one of six women, who have received Best Actress nominations for performances directed by their spouses. The other five are Frances McDormand for Fargo (1996), Gena Rowlands for A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Joanne Woodward for Rachel, Rachel (1968), Elisabeth Bergner for Escape Me Never (1935) and Jean Simmons for The Happy Ending (1969). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in an Oscar-nominated performance (Pote tin Kyriaki (1960)), but they weren't married yet at the time of the nomination. Susan Sarandon was also directed to her Best Actress Award for Dead Man Walking (1995) by her long time partner Tim Robbins (who also received a Best Director nomination that year).
1996Turned down her Tony nomination for "Victor/Victoria" for Best Actress in a Musical in 1996 because the rest of the cast and crew were overlooked for consideration.
1997Underwent throat surgery. [June 1997]
1998Her husband reported that she would probably never sing again because the throat surgery had ruined her voice. [November 1998]
1999Was named a Dame by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on the Millenium New Year's Honours List on December 31, 1999.
20007 September 2000 - Her malpractice suit against the 2 New York Mt. Sinai Hospital doctors who allegedly botched her throat surgery was settled for an undisclosed sum.
2001She was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001.
2001The London press reported that Miss Andrews's settlement for her botched throat surgery was nearly 21 million British pounds, or about 30 million U.S. dollars. 
2002In 2002, she was voted the 59th greatest Briton ever in a BBC poll.
2003Received a standing ovation at The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV) when she appeared to present a short film celebration sequence.
2004Her daughter, Amy Edwards, married rock musician Lauren Scheff on October 24, 2004. They are now divorced.
2004The song, "Your Crowning Glory" from The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), was the first time she had sung in public or on screen since she had throat surgery in 1997. She reportedly nailed the song on the first take, and brought tears to the eyes of the crew present.
2007Received the Screen Actors Guild lifetime achievement award on January 28, 2007.
2011Recepient of a 2011 Lifetime Achievement Grammy [December 23, 2010].