> 'Congratulations' Julie Andrews receives the Venice Lifetime Achievement Award

'Congratulations' Julie Andrews receives the Venice Lifetime Achievement Award



Julie Andrews, stars of classic families like "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music," were awarded a lifetime prize at the Venice Film Festival on Monday.

The 83-year-old English actress kissed a special Golden Lion award and said she felt "so blessed" for such a fairy-tale career.

"I'm still impressed. I was lucky enough to play beautiful roles," she adds.

The singer-songwriter started in London's West End before moving up to New York's Broadway theater, performing in musicals such as "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot."

Oscar Mary won "Mary Poppins" in 1965 and was nominated for Best Actor in the following year for the role of Maria von Trapp in "The Sound of Music."

After dating a lady in Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Andrews made a big-screen return in 2001's "Princess Diaries."

Over the past few years he has been featured in "Shrek" and "Despicable Me".

The festival featured a special screening of other famous roles in his "Victor Victoria" film.

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