Julie Andrews reunited with some of her co-stars from Sound of Music (1965) yesterday as she became the recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.
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The hall came alive with the Sound of Music cast chatting at a recent gala in memory of actress Julie Andrews, who reunited 57 years after the musical film was released.
Julie, 86, met five of the seven actors who played von Trapp children in the 1965 film when she received the American Film Institute’s highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.
She joins Debbie Turner, 65, who left acting after playing Marta on screen, and Duane Chase, 71, who had a career in forestry and geology after playing Kurt.
They starred Angela Cartwright, 69, the on-screen daughter of the late Paul Newman in Somebody Up There Like Me (1956) before she played Brigitta von Trapp.
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Nicholas Hammond, 72, who played Friedrich and went on to play Spider-Man in a 1970 TV show, and Kym Karath, 63, who played Gretl, von Trapp’s youngest, join them.
Sadly the reunion was without Charmian Carr, who played Leisl, when she died in 2016 aged 73, nor Heather Menzies, who played Louisa, when she died in 2017 aged 68.
A gala dinner in Los Angeles yesterday (June 9) saw the American Film Institute pay tribute to Julie – who won an Oscar in 1965 for her leading role in Mary Poppins (1964).
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The president of the American Film Institute, Bob Gazzale, paid homage to Julie at a recent gala, saying she has “sent spirits that have flown through the generations”.
The Sound of Music – produced and directed by the late Robert Wise – was released in 1965. It is an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name, based on a true story.
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In the film, Julie’s character, Sister Maria, is sent to tutor the children of retired naval officer, Navy Captain Georg von Trapp, played by the late Christopher Plummer.
After he passed away last year, aged 91, his former co-star Julie paid tribute to her: “The world today has lost a great actor and I have lost one. dear friend.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/julie-andrews-reunites-sound-music-27204082 Julie Andrews reunites with her Sound of Music co-stars as she is honored for her career