Julie Andrews to publish a new memoir
If raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens and Julie Andrews are a few of your favorite things, you’re in luck.
Andrews, who chronicled her childhood and early stage career in 2008’s “Home,” is writing another memoir for Hachette Books. The as-yet untitled book will cover her career in film and television from the 1960s to the 1990s, including the wildly popular “Mary Poppins” and “The Sound of Music.”
Andrews, who was made a dame in 2000, is beloved for her roles in those movies. “I do have a very squeaky-clean image,” she recently told Alec Baldwin on his “Here’s the Thing” podcast. “That’s simply because, if you think about it, Alec, here’s ‘Mary Poppins,’ followed pretty quickly by ‘The Sound of Music,’ two hugely iconic films about nannies.”
Of course, Andrews was a different person than those characters. In 1969, she married filmmaker Blake Edwards, known for his edgy comedies. He directed her in 1981’s “S.O.B.,” in which she scandalized viewers with a topless scene, and then in the double-cross-dressing “Victor Victoria” in 1982, for which she was nominated for a best actress Oscar (she’d already won one for “Mary Poppins.”)
Andrews’ long Hollywood career includes starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Torn Curtain” opposite Paul Newman, voicing the queen in the “Shrek” movies and playing another queen in “The Princess Diaries” films. In addition to her memoir “Home,” she has published many books for children, including “The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles” and “The Very Fairy Princess” series.
Andrews’ upcoming memoir is to be released in September 2017.
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