When Julie Andrews Met The Real Maria Von Trapp, She Received One Criticism About Her Acting

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One of Julie Andrews’ most memorable roles was as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. However, while her portrayal of the free-spirited governess won her countless fans, the real von Trapp had one criticism about her acting. And she told her it straight on prime time television.

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Andrews had grown up around entertainers. As a child during World War II, Barbara Wells, her mother, and Ted Andrews, her stepfather, entertained British troops for a living. They both later found work as stage actors. And, as their career progressed, they paid for their daughter to take singing and dramatic arts lessons.

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