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A MEMOIR OF MY EARLY YEARS

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Published by Hyperion .
Written in English

About the Book

We all know Julie Andrews from The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, but few people know the story of her road to fame. In this memoir, Julie Andrews takes us from her early years with an aspiring Vaudeville mom and a loving dad, to her parents’ divorce and mother’s remarriage to a difficult stepfather. Julie has kept diaries her whole life, so every anecdote in her memoir is very fresh and immediate. There are incredible scenes of the London Blitz during WWII; at age nine, she was the only kid on the street who was able to identify the sound of the German bombers, and it was her job to warn the whole neighborhood when they were coming. She performed for the Queen at age 12, and by the time she was a young teen, she was supporting her entire family because her stepdad was an alcoholic. A few of her roles were more glamorous during this time, but she was always the performer with holes in her socks because she never had any money. At age 19, Julie tried out for the role in The Boy Friend, which was opening on Broadway in New York. She got the part, was a smash in the play, and then starred in My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison. The book carries through her role in Camelot with Richard Burton, after which her daughter was born. There are great anecdotes about the actors and actresses of her day and her voice is humorous, warm, and lively, adding up to an incredible memoir.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
352

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9687004M
ISBN 10
0786865652
ISBN 13
9780786865659
Library Thing
4654273
Goodreads
2511690
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