Julie Andrews

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Julie Andrews (Maria von Trapp)
After starring in The Sound of Music, Julie spent the next three decades on stage and screen, bringing many memorable roles to life. By the '90s, however, a lifetime of singing had taken a toll on her vocal chords. In 1997, Julie had throat surgery, which left her famous voice permanently damaged...but her career was far from over.

Julie went on to voice animated characters like the queen of Far, Far Away in the animated Shrek movies and the overbearing mother in Despicable Me.

Julie also expresses herself by writing children's books. She's a best-selling author and publisher of 30 children's books.