"Julie Andrews is a woman of great generosity, creativity, courage, elegance and wit. She embodies and transcends the memorable roles she has created. Julie has been a positive presence in my life and continues to inspire multiple generations."

SAG president Alan Rosenberg on Julie Andrews

Playbill.com - 19 January 2007
By Andrew Gans


Van Dyke and Hathaway to Present Andrews With Life Achievement Award

As previously reported, the Screen Actors Guild will present theatre and film star Julie Andrews with its 43rd Annual Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment during the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

It was just announced that Dick Van Dyke, Andrews' co-star in "Mary Poppins," and Anne Hathaway, who joined Andrews for the "Princess Diaries" films, will present the Academy Award winner with her latest honor.

Other presenters for the annual awards ceremony will include Annette Bening, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Teri Hatcher, Ashton Kutcher, Sandra Oh, SAG president Alan Rosenberg, Kyra Sedgwick and Forest Whitaker.

In a previous statement Screen Actors Guild president Rosenberg said, "Julie Andrews is a woman of great generosity, creativity, courage, elegance and wit. She embodies and transcends the memorable roles she has created. Julie has been a positive presence in my life and continues to inspire multiple generations. I believe it is exceptionally significant to be recognized by people who do the same work you do. Julie seems genuinely touched and thrilled to be receiving an award from her fellow actors. I have assured her the honor is ours."

Julie Andrews — who was born in Surrey, England — starred on Broadway in the original productions of The Boyfriend, My Fair Lady and Camelot, the stage version of Victor/Victoria, and in the Off- Broadway Stephen Sondheim revue, Putting It Together. She won an Academy Award for her work in "Mary Poppins" and Oscar nominations for "The Sound of Music" and "Victor/Victoria."

The awards ceremony will be televised live on Turner Network Television (TNT) and TBS at 8 PM ET; check local listings