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CAIRO - 1 October 2017: “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” -Julie Andrews.
A legendary figure in the entertainment world, and a talented actress and singer, Andrews was born on October 1, 1935.
In 1945, she performed on stage with her parents for two years and that was when she discovered her talents. She performed at the London Palladium in the Royal Command Variety Performance on November 1, 1948; she was the youngest soloist to perform in front of King George VI's family.
She was introduced to television in October 1949, on the BBC Program, earning her recognition all over the United Kingdom in 1952.
After her recognition in the UK, she traveled to the U.S. to a wider audience and to gain more experience.
Her first appearance in films was in 1964. She appeared in “The Americanization of Emily,” “Opposite James Garner,” and “Mary Poppins.” “Mary Poppins” proved to be the biggest hit in Disney's history, winning her an Oscar for her role in the movie.
“The Sound of Music” was one of Andrew’s other major works.
● Her first professional role was at the age of 12.
● There actually is a rose breed named after her.
Another Quote for the road:
“Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”
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