Julie Andrews name is so beloved a figure in American culture, that we hardly think of her as an immigrant. The British native been a staple on television, stage and cinema for more than 50 years and is still going strong. In fact, my three daughters all know her from her roles in recent years in films like The Princess Diaries and Shrek and from classics like The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. And she has had some of the most important stage roles in the 20th century in shows like Camelot and My Fair Lady.

Andrews has won an Academy Award and won or been nominated for virtually everything else including Tonys, Emmys, and Golden Globes. She's been married for nearly forty years to American comedic film director Blake Edwards.