HAPPY 78th BIRTHDAY, JULIE
”I don’t find her in any way treacly or sweet. She’s definitely a woman of manners, but not in any way that’s offensively on the saccharine side. She just embodies a kind of grace and elegance and civility, and that’s not how you would describe most people in show business.”
- Lesley-Ann Warren
"The first time I saw Julie Andrews close up she came into Whelan’s drugsore at 44th Street and Broadway, the Sardi’s of the unemployed actors, to buy a refill for her eyelash curler. Having stood through ‘My Fair Lady’ four times, I rose as she entered out of force of habit - as though Queen Victoria had just appeared. I bought the same refill for my eyelash curler, only I never could get it in straight."
"I’d met him in passing at some reception many many years before I actually personally met him… [but] I was crossing Sunset Boulevard one day and I was at the middle meridian and waiting to cross. A beautiful car pulled up beside me, and I just looked over and then he drove on. A week later the same thing happened. The third time it happened, the gentleman in the car rolled down his window and said, ‘Hi, we seem to be doing this. Are you going where I just came from?’
And we realised that we were both in therapy, and he’d just come from his analyst… and I was just going to one in that region. Then I got a call asking if he could come talk to me about a film, and that film was ‘Darling Lili’, which we eventually made together. It was a huge flop, but it didn’t seem to affect our relationship…”
- Julie Andrews (about her husband, Blake Edwards)
"On location for the 1966 film ‘Hawaii’, Harris discovered the local cocktail, a mixture of rum, Cointreau and grenadine.
He devoured it enthusiastically, with dramatic side-effects that included running into fast-moving traffic on the local main road and mindlessly attacking passing cars with his bare fists.
Hawaii’s director, George Roy Hill, found Harris “an interesting force of nature”.
But his co-star Julie Andrews took a dim view of his rabble-rousing and Harris reciprocated in kind after filming.
"When I worked with Julie Andrews, I think I experienced the greatest hate I ever had for any human being," he said."
- ‘Half Man, Half Maniac- The Wild Life of Richard Harris’, Robert Sellers
The Egregiously Overlooked Underappreciated Individuals:
Jennifer Ann Agutter (1952-)
"You just don’t go on doing things that don’t make you happy. I don’t feel that life’s got to be really lovely, really wonderful all the time. For me, if life’s good, it’s good - but it’s not going to be good every minute."
Happy 77th Birthday, Julie!
(1st October, 1935)
"Julie Andrews is a very funny, very bawdy lady. She’s a true dame in both the British sense and the other (good) sense of the word- she’s down to earth, laughs loud and hard, and loves to play practical jokes."
-Carol Burnett, This Time Together- Laughter and Reflection
Photo 10|35 of Julie Andrews
Photo 9|35 of Julie Andrews
Photo 8|35 of Julie Andrews