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Julie Andrews accepts AFI Life Achievement Award and says: ‘I was amazed’


Actress, singer and author extraordinaire Julie Andrews finally received her Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute on Thursday, which she was promised in 2019.

Since AFI was canceled for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the actress has had to wait to get her hands on her trophy.

On the red carpet of the AFI Tribute Gala held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the 86-year-old expressed his excitement and joy at receiving the honor.

She told AFP: “I didn’t know or think it would ever happen.”

She added, “But that’s just as well, because you can’t expect rewards and things like that.”

Closing in a nutshell, she said: ‘When they asked me even two and a half years ago – and Covid is what stopped us from doing it then – I was stunned.

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An interesting fact about the actress is that she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for her services in theater and entertainment in 2000.

In 2010, she starred in the fantasy comedy family film “Tooth Fairy”. Michael Lembeck’s director also introduced Dwayne Johnson and Ashley Judd.

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