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"I'm writing an autobiography, and I've asked for some down time this year so that I can really submit it because I'm way overdue."

Julie Andrews


LA Daily News - 13 December 2006
By: Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

It's the write time for Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews says her first goal in 2007 is to finish writing her memoirs.

"I'm writing an autobiography, and I've asked for some down time this year so that I can really submit it because I'm way overdue," says the beloved showbusiness icon. "My publishers have been so quiet and decent about it, so I really feel I must honor that."

The Emmy-, Grammy- and Oscar-winning actress — who's being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards airing in simulcast on TNT and TBS Jan. 28 — says she's also "been very busy doing my publishing imprint with my daughter. We've just brought one out this year for Christmas. It's 'The Great American Mousical (cq)' about Christmas and New Year's Eve and a troupe of theatrical mice below the boards of a great Broadway theater. It's also about how no matter how small you are, you can make a difference, and hopefully, an attempt to bring to children the magic of the theater and the wonder of it."

The ever-gracious Andrews says when she heard she was to be honored with SAG's Lifetime Achievement Award, "I was knocked sideways. I hadn't ever thought about it or considered anything like that. I'm so thrilled and surprised —and humbled by it."



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