Dame Julia Elizabeth "Julie" Andrews, (born October 1, 1935) began acting and singing as a child and made her debut on Broadway in 1954 while she was still a teenager. She made her film debut in Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964), earning a Golden Globe for her work as the titular singing British nanny. Andrews went on to star in The Sound of Music (1965), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Victor Victoria (1982), That’s Life! (1986) and Duet for One (1986). Despite losing her singing voice to a botched throat surgery in 1997, Andrews returned to acting and appeared in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) as well as voicing characters in the Shrek and Despicable Me movie series. For her services to the performing arts, Queen Elizabeth II made Andrews a Dame in 2000.