Julie Andrews to Get Venice Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

Julie Andrews, the English star of such classic movies as Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, will get the Golden Lion for Career Achievement at the 76th Venice Film Festival, coordinators said Friday. The choice was made by the board of the Biennale di Venezia, led by Paolo Baratta, in view of a proposition made by celebration chief Alberto Barbera. “I am so honored to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement,” Andrews said in a statement. “The Venice Film Festival has…

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