A Memoir of My Early Years
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Since her first appearance on screen in Mary
Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable
roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has
never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.
In Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, Julie
takes her readers on a warm, moving, and often humorous
journey from a difficult upbringing in war-torn Britain to
the brink of international stardom in America. Her memoir
begins in 1935, when Julie was born to an aspiring
vaudevillian mother and a teacher father, and takes readers
to 1962, when Walt Disney himself saw her on Broadway and
cast her as the world's most famous nanny.
way, she weathered the London Blitz of World War II; her
parents' painful divorce; her mother's turbulent second
marriage to Canadian tenor Ted Andrews, and a childhood
spent on radio, in music halls, and giving concert
performances all over England. Julie's professional career
began at the age of twelve, and in 1948 she became the
youngest solo performer ever to participate in a Royal
Command Performance before the Queen. When only eighteen,
she left home for the United States to make her Broadway
debut in The Boy Friend, and thus began her meteoric
rise to stardom.
Home is filled with numerous
anecdotes, including stories of performing in My Fair
Lady with Rex Harrison on Broadway and in the West End,
and in Camelot with Richard Burton on Broadway; her
first marriage to famed set and costume designer Tony
Walton, culminating with the birth of their daughter, Emma;
and the call from Hollywood and what lay beyond.
Julie Andrews' career has flourished over seven decades.
From her legendary Broadway performances, to her roles in
such iconic films as The Sound of Music, Mary
Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hawaii,
10, and The Princess Diaries, to her
award-winning television appearances, multiple album
releases, concert tours, international humanitarian work,
best-selling children's books, and championship of literacy,
Julie's influence spans generations. Today, she lives with
her husband of thirty-eight years, the acclaimed
writer/director Blake Edwards; they have five children and
Featuring over fifty personal
photos, many never before seen, this is the personal memoir
Julie Andrews' audiences have been waiting for.
Oprah - June 15, 2011
Live with Regis and Kelly - August 20, 2008
Entertainment Tonight - August 2, 2008
Rachael Ray - April 16, 2008
Late Late Show - April 15, 2008
CBS Sunday Morning - April 6, 2008
Entertainment Tonight - April 2, 2008
Entertainment Tonight - April 1, 2008
Good Morning America - April 1, 2008
Live with Regis and Kelly - April 1, 2008
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