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JULIE ANDREWS (Queen Clarisse Renaldi) has graced stage, screen and television, bringing joy to audiences of every age. She made her feature film debut in 1964's "Mary Poppins.” Andrews' iconic performance in the title role of the magical nanny brought her an Academy Award®, a Golden Glove and a BAFTA Award. The following year, she earned a second Oscar® Nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her unforgettable portrayal of Maria Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music.” She received her third Academy Award® nomination and won another Golden Globe Award for her "dual” role in "Victor/Victoria.”

Film audiences most recently saw Andrews as a queen trying to train her teenaged granddaughter to be a princess in "The Princess Diaries,” and she reprises her role in the sequel "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.” Ms. Andrews can also be heard as the voice of Queen Lillian in this summer's blockbuster hit, "Shrek 2,” the sequel to the Oscar®-winning animated blockbuster "Shrek.” Her motion picture credits also include such classics as "The Americanization of Emily,” "Hawaii,” "Thoroughly Modern Millie,”"Star!,”"Darling Lili,” and "10,” to name just a few.

Julie was born and raised in England and at an early age was discovered to have an amazing coloratura voice. As a young musical performer she worked on the vaudevillian stage, in concert halls and on radio. She was still in her teens when she made her way across the Atlantic and to Broadway, where she made her debut in 1954 in the musical "The Boy Friend.” She went on to create the role of Eliza Doolittle in Lerner and Loewe's Broadway musical "My Fair Lady,” which became an instant classic and the longestrunning musical of its day. Ms. Andrews also won a New York Drama Critics Award and garnered a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She received another Tony Award nomination in 1961 when she originated the role of Queen Guinevere in the Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot.” Thirty-five years later, Ms. Andrews returned to the Broadway stage to star in the 1996 adaptation of "Victor/Victoria.”

Honors for her extensive work on television began in 1957 when Ms. Andrews received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the title role of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Cinderella.” She later won an Emmy Award for her own musical variety series, "The Julie Andrews Hour,” and also earned Emmy nominations for "Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center,” with her close friend Carol Burnett; her appearance on "The Andy Williams Show”; and her performance in the special "Sounds of Christmas.” Recent television work includes "One Special Night” with James Garner [highest rated movie-for-television on CBS (2000)], starring opposite Christopher Plummer in the CBS live production of "On Golden Pond” (2001), "Eloise at the Plaza” (2003) and "Eloise at Christmastime” (2003) for which Ms. Andrews has just been nominated for an Emmy.

A best-selling author of children's books, her titles include "The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles,” "Mandy,” "Little Bo” and "Dumpy the Dump Truck” franchise – which is currently being readied with the Sesame Workshop as a television series for PBS with an anticipated launch in the fall of 2005. Joining talents with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, Andrews formed a publishing imprint at Harper Collins Publishers to pursue books committed to stimulating a sense of wonder in children and young readers. The Julie Andrews Collection was launched in October 2003 with the mission statement to encompass books for young readers of all ages that nurture the imagination and celebrate a sense of wonder.

The collection will include newly discovered authors and re-purposing books out of print. Julie and Emma's latest novels, "Simeon's Gift” and

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