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Sound Of Music Cast Reunites To Surprise Julie Andrews With Sing-A-Long

While musicals might not be everyone’s preference, the iconic Sound of Music soundtrack is a significant milestone in music history. Released in 1965 by RCA Victor, an American record label known for influential artists like Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, the soundtrack was the best-selling UK album in 1965, 1966, and 1968.

This success is largely credited to the timeless voice of Julie Andrews, who played Maria Von Trapp—the only actress considered for the role by director Robert Wise. She and the Von Trapp children delivered a heartwarming performance based on the true story from the 1949 book, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.”

Dame Julie Andrews, honored with the title in 2000, has had an incredible career. Notable roles include “Mary Poppins,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1964 and the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical in 1965, “The Princess Diaries” as Queen Clarisse Renaldi, and the voice of Gru’s Mom in the “Despicable Me” movies.

It was no surprise when the legendary actress received the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 9th this year. The show celebrated her wonderful work and the immense joy she has brought to audiences.

During this delightful presentation, Julie sings along to “Do-Re-Mi” as the audience reflects on her career. In a touching moment, the five remaining performers who played the Von Trapp children joined Julie for an emotional chorus. These were Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Debbie Turner (Marta), and Kym Karath (Gretl).

Julie’s remarkable career, spanning over seven decades, has brought joy to countless people worldwide. The actress, singer, and author truly deserves every award she has received and will forever be the voice that brought The Sound of Music into our hearts and homes.

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