Julie Andrews played the original Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway. When Jack Warner was making the film adaptation, Julie was passed over for the role in favor of Audrey Hepburn, which made her available to accept Walt Disney's invitation to be Mary Poppins. Ironically, Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn squared off at the 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for their performances in Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady, respectively. Julie had the last laugh :)

Julie Andrews played the original Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway. When Jack Warner was making the film adaptation, Julie was passed over for the role in favor of Audrey Hepburn, which made her available to accept Walt Disney's invitation to be Mary Poppins. Ironically, Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn squared off at the 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for their performances in Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady, respectively. Julie had the last laugh :)

Andrews also took home the Academy Award for Best Actress. Hepburn wasn’t even nominated. | 21 Fascinating Things You Might Not Know About "Mary Poppins"

Andrews also took home the Academy Award for Best Actress. Hepburn wasn’t even nominated. | 21 Fascinating Things You Might Not Know About "Mary Poppins"

“Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a Valentine.” - Christopher Plummer

Julie Andrews, Making Good after a Miserable Youth

“Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a Valentine.” - Christopher Plummer

Victor, Victoria (1982) Julie Andrews, adore her in this, a major dream role of mine .

Victor, Victoria (1982) Julie Andrews, adore her in this, a major dream role of mine .

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Watch the full acceptance speech here. | Watch Julie Andrews' Sweet Acceptance Speech At The 1965 Oscars

Watch the full acceptance speech here. | Watch Julie Andrews' Sweet Acceptance Speech At The 1965 Oscars

"Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it." - Julie Andrews

"Sometimes oppurtunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it." - Julie Andrews

Mary Poppins - Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Poppins and the film also won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Original Music Score, Best Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and Best Visual Effects, and received a total of 13 nominations.

Mary Poppins - Julie Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Poppins and the film also won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Original Music Score, Best Song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and Best Visual Effects, and received a total of 13 nominations.

Rex Harrison won the Oscar for the film version of "My Fair Lady," 1964, and Julie Andrews won that same year for "Mary Poppins" (she famously lost the role of Eliza to Audry Hepburn)

Rex Harrison won the Oscar for the film version of "My Fair Lady," 1964, and Julie Andrews won that same year for "Mary Poppins" (she famously lost the role of Eliza to Audry Hepburn)

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