Goodness, Granny has a past.
Far away, long ago
Glowing dim as an ember
Things my heart used to know
Things it yearns to remember
And a song someone sings
Once upon a December
film meme » six actresses [6/6]: Julie Andrews
"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."
While she played the original Eliza Dolittle in the Broadway musical “My Fair Lady”, Audrey Hepburn played the part in the movie “My Fair Lady”. The studio executives did not want Andrews because she hadn’t had any experience in film and thought Hepburn would be the better choice. When winning the best actress Golden Globe in 1965 for Mary Poppins, she displayed her cheekiness when she drolly quipped “I’d like to thank Jack Warner for making this possible.” Had she been cast by Warner Bros. in My Fair Lady, she would not have been available for Mary Poppins.
most famous movies: Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Victor/ Victoria, The Princess Diaries, Darling Lili, The Americanization of Emily
Happy Birthday Julie Andrews, fairest lady of them all - (1 October 1935)
Beverley Cross and Maggie Smith attend the Evening Standard Awards.
Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms - Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
30 September 1978 - 30 September 2014
Happy 36th Anniversary Meryl & Don!
[the movie] ends with that painful flashback to a day when she thought the future held nothing but good things for her. - Roger Ebert
Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer at the Rome Film Festival, 2009.
Acting like a couple of newlyweds
Isobel: "Honestly, I’m as good at being teased as the next man, but even my sense of humour has its limits" (Downton Abbey 5x02)
"I’d be totally crazy without my husband-the uncertainties in the life of an actress-the ups and downs, the trips, the scratches on the ego, the constant threat of selling yourself-is completely overwhelming!I would never have made through all this without him. He is the greatest."
Happy 36th Anniversary, Meryl Streep and Don Gummer