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Brandi McKinney7 October 2014Paper 1The Ladies Who Play CinderellaI am performing a piece from Cinderella, so I wanted to know more about the two famous ladies who played Cinderella, Julie Andrews and Brandy Norwood. I have always loved those two ladies since I can remember. The first thing I saw Julie in was Mary Poppins, and when I first saw Brandy was on TV, I think for her music, and I was like I love her because we have the same name. I didn't know anyone who had the same name has me, so I was so excited.Julie's madden name is Julia Elizabeth Wells was born October 1, 1935, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom. She came from a very musical family, her mom was a pianist and her stepfather was a singer. In the late 1940s she had already made a name for herself on the English stage ever before she came over here to do Broadway. She moved to America in the 1950s, where she starred in the musical The Boyfriend from 1954-1955. The next year she starred in My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle, where she earned a Tony nomination for best actress. In the 1960s she had another leading role in Camelot, were she earned her second Tony nomination.Julie jumped from the stage to the screen, in 1964 with the leading role The Americanization of Emily and Mary Poppins. She was also in the TV movie Rodgers and Hammerstein Cinderella. She was the original Cinderella in the TV movie. I think it was pretty cool, that R&H worked with Disney to make this TV movie. She won her first Academy Award for playing the lovable, magical nanny in Mary Poppins. She was getting so big that the next year she was nominated for another musical, The Sound of Music. Both movies were a huge success for Mrs. Andrews, and she was and still is getting fans from all over the world. Both these films are still really big, and I think the will remain huge for a really long time, if not forever. I will show my kids and my kids will show their kids, and so on. In 1892, Julie was ready for a some new challenges, so she took on gender-bending, as a woman who pretends to be man that pretending to be a woman in Victor/ Victoria. Over the next years, Julie would work with her husband, Darling Lili, The Man Who Loved Women, and That's Life. In the late 1990s, Andrews came back to the great white way, with the stage version on Victor/Victoria. She earned her third Tony nomination, but she refused to be nominated, because she felt that the rest of the cast had been overlooked. That is another reason why I love her, she thinks about other people.Andrews had a really big setback in her life, in the late 1990s, when her vocal chords were damaged during an operation. She never regained her beautiful, powerful, sharp singing voice; she still continued to be in films and television movies. Queen Elizabeth II of England made Julie Andrews dame. So now we need to call her Dame Julie Andrews. It only seems fitting that after the Queen of England named her dame she was in The Princess Diaries and The...

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