Roughly Speaking podcast: Halloween special: Best of horror movie music (episode 168)

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Thanks to her Oscar-winning performance as the practically perfect nanny in the 1964 Disney musical “Mary Poppins,” and her role as the novice Maria in the Academy Award-winning 1965 musical “The Sound of Music," Andrews was the epitome of wholesomeness. She had over the years made adult-oriented films, including 1964’s “The Americanization of Emily” (pictured) and 1966’s “ Hawaii.” But it was her husband, writer/director Blake Edwards, who cast her in the 1979 R-rated romantic comedy “10.” Two years later, she went topless in her hubby’s dark Hollywood comedy “S.O.B.” In one of his opening monologues on “The Tonight Show” shortly after the film was released, Johnny Carson thanked Andrews for “showing us that the hills are still alive.”
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