(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of actress Julie Andrews.
Personal: Birth date: October 1, 1935
Birth place: Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Birth name: Julia Elizabeth Wells
Father: Edward Wells, teacher
Mother: Barbara (Morris) Andrews, pianist
Marriages: Blake Edwards (1969-2010, his death); Tony Walton (1959-1968, divorced)
Children: adopted with Blake Edwards: Joanna, 1975, Amelia, 1974; with Tony Walton: Emma, 1962
Other Facts: Took stepfather Ted Andrews' last name.
Is a children's book author.
Nominated for three Academy Awards and has won once.
Nominated for five Grammy Awards and has won once. Also, has won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
Nominated for three Tony Awards.
Timeline: 1946 - Performs at London's Stage Door Canteen in front of Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI.
1954 - Moves to New York to play the lead role in the Broadway show "The Boy Friend."
1956-1962 - Stars in "My Fair Lady" on Broadway.
1960-1963 - Stars in "Camelot" on Broadway.
1964 - Makes her screen debut in "Mary Poppins."
1965 - Wins a Grammy Award, with Dick Van Dyke, for 1964 Best Recording For Children for "Mary Poppins."
1965 - Wins the 1964 Academy Award for Best Actress for "Mary Poppins."
1965 - The film "The Sound of Music" is released.
1995-1997 - Stars in "Victor/Victoria" on Broadway.
1997 - Undergoes surgery to remove a non-cancerous growth on her vocal chords. The surgery causes her to lose her singing voice.
2000 - Andrews files a lawsuit against the surgeon who removed the growth from her vocal chords. After accepting an undisclosed settlement, the lawsuit is dropped.
2000 - Is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
2001 - Receives Kennedy Center Honors.
2008 - Releases the autobiography "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years."
2011 - Wins a Grammy Award for 2010 Best Spoken Word Album For Children for "Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies."
2011 - Receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.