Lifetime Achievement Award for Julie Andrews. Dame Julie Andrews, renown for her role of Maria Von Trapp in the movie Sound of Music, was presented with the American Film Institute’s Live Achievement Award at a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles, nearly six decades after the release of the film.
Five out of the seven actors who played the role of the Von Trapp children were present at this occasion to celebrate Julie and her illustrious career.
Sadly, not all of the film’s family members could be present at this occasion. Charmian Carr, who played the role of Liesl, passed away in 2016, Heather Menzies, who played Louisa, passed away the following year and Christopher Plummer, who played Captain Georg von Trapp, the Patriach of the family, passed away last year.
Julie Andrews won the hearts of millions with her portrayal of Maria von Trapp, an energetic novice nun who becomes Governess to seven von Trapp children in the 1965 musical drama based on a true story. The movie, famous for its picturesque Alpine landscapes and inspiring musical numbers, remains a fan favourite 57 years on.