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Julie Andrews attends a gala for the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Sept. 29, 2015, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Photo credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP.)

Julie Andrews turns 81 this weekend, and she's so much more than 'The Sound of Music'


Julie Andrews turns 81 this weekend, and she's so much more than 'The Sound of Music'

WATCH  | Julie Andrews celebrates her 81st birthday October 1, but there's far more to the Academy Award-winning British actress than twirling and singing about how the "hills are alive."

(Original 1964) Mary Poppins Theatrical Trailer

WATCH  | In 1956, Andrews played Eliza Doolittle in Broadway's first production of "My Fair Lady." 

Audrey Hepburn starred in the 1964 film version, but Andrews found her own path to film stardom that same year with "Mary Poppins."

The Sound of Music | #TBT Trailer | Fox Family Entertainment

WATCH  | Two years after winning her Oscar and a Golden Globe for that performance, Andrews was rewarded for her work in "The Sound of Music" with her second of five career Golden Globes.

WATCH  | The Kennedy Center honoree also has won lifetime achievement awards for acting and singing, but her critical acclaim and trophy case aren't the only reasons she's a fan favorite.

One of her BFFs is another living legend, Carol Burnett. Serious squad goals.

Julie Andrews shares her thoughts on 30 years with relief agency Operation USA.

WATCH  | She's spent almost 40 years advocating for an international relief charity, Operation USA.

Julie Andrews and Channing Tatum compare nude scenes - The Graham Norton Show: Episode 8 - BBC One

WATCH  | She's so classy, Queen Elizabeth II declared her a dame in 2000. And she's so sassy, Andrews tweaked her own clean-cut image with a nude scene in the 1981 Hollywood spoof "S.O.B."

Julie Andrews in VICTOR/VICTORIA Opening Night on Broadway (Entertainment Tonight 27-Oct-1995)

WATCH  | Her awards include three Grammys, two Emmys and the aformentioned Oscar, but she abandoned "EGOT" goals when she stuck up for her "Victor/Victoria" colleagues and declined a 1996 Tony nomination. She claimed her "Victor/Victoria" colleagues had been "egregiously overlooked."

The Princess Diaries - Trailer

WATCH  | When 1997 throat surgery sapped much of her vocal range, her career didn't falter. Her supporting role in the 2001 Disney film "The Princess Diaries" provided plenty of gravitas, and gave instant cred to its breakthrough star, Anne Hathaway.

Despicable Me - Featurette: "Julie Andrews: Mother knows best!" - Illumination

WATCH  | Younger generations recognize her voice from multiple "Shrek" films, "Despicable Me" and "Enchanted."

Julie's Greenroom | Announcement [HD] | Netflix

WATCH  | A "Muppet Show" host in 1977, Andrews has collaborated with Muppets for more than 40 years.

On Netflix in 2017, Andrews and puppets from Jim Henson's shop will star in "Julie's Greenroom," meaning yet another generation is about to fall in love with her.

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