Julie Andrews

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Julia Elizabeth Wells, 1 October 1935, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, England. The former Julia Wells changed her surname to Andrews following her mother’s remarriage to song and dance man Ted Andrews. After singing lessons with Madam Lillian Stiles-Allan, which formed her precise vocal style and typically English delivery, Andrews made her professional debut in her parents’ variety act at the age of 10. Two years later she performed at the London Hippodrome in the Pat Kirkwood musical, Starlight Roof, and the following year appeared in the Royal Command Performance. On BBC Radio, she was Archie Andrews’ playmate in Educating Archie, while appearing on stage in the title role of Humpty Dumpty at the London Casino at the age of 13.

Andrews’ big break came in 1954 when she played Polly Brown in the Broadway production of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend. Having insisted on only a one-year contract for the latter show, she was...

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