Julie Andrews Julie Andrews was a very successful performer both on stage and on screen, and on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first successful American movie, Mary Poppins, planted her feet firmly in Hollywood as she has enjoyed massive movie stardom ever since. Her early career in Britain was linked mostly to singing. She had her first big break singing the aria Je suis Titania at the London Hippodrome in By , she was already the youngest performer to ever have a solo career at the London Palladium. Naturally, the next step was radio and then television, since her parents had both done the same. She made some appearances on BBC comedy shows before taking off for Hollywood. However, first she would make a stop in New York to conquer Broadway. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 19 and was immediately receiving praise from critics as the standout performer in every musical that she was involved in early on.