A Memoir of My Early Years

Book - 2008
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Since her screen debut in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable, endearing roles. But she has never told the story of her life before fame--until now. Here, she 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. Along the way, she weathered the London Blitz; 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 at eighteen, she left home for the United States to make her Broadway debut.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780786865659
Characteristics: 339 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 30, 2018

Andrews recounts both her personal and professional life up until her time in The Sound of Music.

Dec 02, 2017

Interesting memoir. Pretty much what you would expect from Julie Andrews - refined, polished, gracious. I was impressed with how very hard she worked to become the star that she did. Talented, without a doubt - but no overnight success by any means!! I also found surprising her sad, dysfunctional childhood. Particularly in an era when it was all supposed to be "Ozzie & Harriet". Telling the truth of her childhood could not have been easy for her!

May 06, 2016

Julie Andrews

Nov 01, 2012

I have read the book and I had liked
it this is based on a true story this is
the book for everyone to read

May 06, 2011

The sweetheart of Broadway and the cinema provides wonderful insight into the early life and career of this great lady. I look forward to the next book with great anticipation.


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