BAFTA Tribute to Julie Andrews
On October 7th 1989 WNO 481 provided celebrity transportation for the all star guests gathered at The Empire Leicester Square to pay tribute to Britain’s own Hollywood star Julie Andrews.
FIRST LADY – The second Academy Tribute Award, to be given to a British actor or actress who has made an outstanding contribution to world cinema, will go to Julie Andrews on October 7th 1989 of HRH The Princess Royal. The ceremony, to be held at the ODEON Leicester Square and hosted by BAFTA and Shell UK in association with Thames Television and ODEON Cinemas, will look back at Julie Andrews’ wide-ranging career. This spans from her early days in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, moving on to include her roles in other major films Hawaii with Gene Hackman, Thoroughly Modern Millie with James Fox the The Tamarind Seed with Omar Sharif and Anthony Quayle and 10 with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek. Also featured will be her most recent performances with Alan Bates in Duet For One and James Garner in Victor, Victoria . The event will be recorded by Thames Television and shown on the ITV network, at 9 p.m. On Thursday the 12th of October 1989
Julie Andrews on Wikipedia: Link to Julie Andrews on Wikipedia
Dame Julie Andrews DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells; 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer, and author. She has garnered numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over seven decades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. She has also received three Tony Award nominations. Andrews was made a Disney Legend in 1991, and has been honoured with an Honorary Golden Lion, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2007, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2022. In 2000, Andrews was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.
Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). Billed as “Britain’s youngest prima donna”, she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere. On 31 March 1957, Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live, colour CBS network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers. Andrews made her feature film debut in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. The following year she starred in the musical film The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria von Trapp and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.