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Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized and beloved figures in the entertainment industry. Perhaps best known for her roles in the iconic films The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, and The Princess Diaries, her legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, as well as multiple films, television shows, album releases, concert tours, directing assignments, and the world of children’s publishing. Ms. Andrews autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, was published by Hyperion in 2008, and was an international bestseller. In 2000 the title of Dame Commander of the British Empire was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II for lifetime achievements in the arts and humanities. Her many other honors include a Kennedy Center honor in the fall of 2001. She was married to film director Blake Edwards for forty-one years, and the couple have five children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Home Work is co-authored with Andrews’ daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, with whom she has written over 30 books for children and young adults.
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