Julie Andrews Surprised By Her Sound Of Music Children With A Sing-A-Long

While musicals may not cater to everyone’s taste, the iconic Sound of Music soundtrack stands as a significant milestone in music history. Originally released in 1965 by RCA Victor, an American record label home to influential artists like Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, the soundtrack achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the best-selling UK album in 1965, 1966, and 1968.

The enduring success of the Sound of Music wouldn’t be complete without the timeless voice of Julie Andrews, who portrayed Maria Von Trapp. Director Robert Wise exclusively considered Andrews for the role, and her heartwarming performance alongside the Von Trapp children brought to life the true story recounted in the 1949 book, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.”


Dame Julie Andrews, a title bestowed upon her in 2000, boasts an illustrious career with notable roles in “Mary Poppins,” earning her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1964 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical in 1965. She also appeared as Queen Clarisse Renaldi in “The Princess Diaries” and lent her voice to Gru’s Mom in the “Despicable Me” movies.

In a fitting tribute to her incredible career, Julie Andrews received the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 9th this year. The ceremony celebrated her outstanding contributions to the industry and the sheer joy she has brought to audiences worldwide.

During a heartwarming moment in the presentation, a clip captures Julie singing along to “Do-Re-Mi,” inviting the audience to reminisce about her illustrious career. A touching highlight occurred when the five remaining performers of the Von Trapp children—Nicholas Hammond (14-year-old Friedrich), Duane Chase (11-year-old Kurt), Angela Cartwright (10-year-old Brigitta), Debbie Turner (7-year-old Marta), and Kym Karath (5-year-old Gretl)—joined Julie for an emotional chorus.

Julie Andrews’ remarkable career spans over seven decades, bringing joy to countless people worldwide. As an actress, singer, and author, she is truly deserving of every award she has received, forever etching her voice as the one that brought “The Sound Of Music” into our hearts and homes. For more glimpses into Julie’s world, one can subscribe to her YouTube channel or follow her on Facebook.

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