Beloved English actress Julie Andrews receives the highest honor from the American Film Institute for her film career.
The AFI Life Achievement Award celebrates the 48th Gala Tribute for Julie Andrews on Thursday, June 9th at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
As part of the celebration, the actors who played von Trapp’s children in The Sound Of Music (1965) gathered to honor Andrews, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Maria von Trapp in the classic musical. drama.
Reunion: Five of the seven actors who played the Von Trapp children in The Sound Of Music attended the 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Julie Andrews, including Duane Chase, Kym Karath, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Nicholas Hammond
Honor: English actress Julie Andrews, 86, received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute (AFI) during a ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Thursday.
In the film, mother Abbess (Peggy Wood) sends Maria (Julie Andrews) to the villa of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) to be the nanny of his seven sons – Liesel, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Martha and Gretel.
Nearly 57 years after its release, five of these seven child actors were able to attend the gala in Andrews’ honor.
Before the ceremony, these five actors hit the red carpet for a series of photos together.
What’s more: they all coordinated their black and white costume choices for the festive event.
The Von Trapp Children: The seven Von Trapp children played a pivotal role in The Sound Of Music; Leading Mrs. Julie Andrews is photographed with co-stars (from left to right) Debbie Turner, Angela Cartwright, Duane Chase, Kim Karath, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond and Shermyan Carr
Reuniting: The five actors who played von Trapp’s children co-ordinated in black and white; Pictured is Duane Chase, 71, Kim Karath, 63, Angela Cartwright, 69, Debbie Turner, 65, and Nicholas Hammond, 72; Sadly, the two remaining child actors Charmian Carr (Lisle) and Heather Menzies (Luisa) have died in recent years.
Playing the role of Kurt von Trapp in the film, 71-year-old Duane Chase looked handsome in a black suit and tie with a white shirt.
Kim Carath, 63, showed off her fashion sense in a gorgeous black dress that hugs curves. She played Gretel, the youngest of von Trapp’s children.
Angela Cartwright, 69, stood center stage during a red carpet photoshoot in a beautiful sheer black dress. She portrayed Brigitta in the popular musical, which ended up receiving 10 Academy Award nominations.
Debbie Turner, 65, who had the honor to play Marta, chose to wear a black and silver dress.
And the man who played Friedrich, Nicholas Hammond, also wore a classic black suit and black tie set. The 72-year-old actor also added a white T-shirt to the collection.
The Sound Of Music has received 10 Academy Award nominations, winning five of them, including Best Picture and Best Director for Robert Wise; Actors Kim Karath, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Nicholas Hammond were seen striking out on another pose.
Child Star: Along with The Sound Of Music, Angela Cartwright is also known for playing Linda Williams, daughter of Danny Williams in the 1950s series The Danny Thomas Show and Penny Robinson in the 1960s series Lost In Space.
Unfortunately, the two remaining child actors who played the Von Trapp Children have passed away.
Charmian Carr, who played Liesle, died in September 2016 at the age of 73. And the actress who played Luisa, Heather Menzies, she was 68 years old when she passed away in December 2017.
Andrews’ AFI event was originally scheduled for 2020 but has been postponed due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Julie Andrews sent spirits down the generations,” Bob Gazelle said, AFI President and CEO. “This new date for her AFI honors enriches our expectations to celebrate her in a way that befits her at a time when the world desperately needs it.”
Andrews, 86, is a three-time Academy Award nominee, which included Best Actress for The Sound Of Music; She won once for her role in Mary Poppins (1964).
The Surrey, the original English performance in The Sound Of Music, earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Iconic films: Cartwright made her film debut at the age of three as Paul Newman’s daughter in Somebody Up There Like Me (1956)
Legendary: Andrews has received three Academy Award nominations during her career, including for The Sound Of Music; Her only win was for Mary Poppins (1964)
The Sound of Music, which was an adaptation of the 1959 play of the same name, was released on March 2, 1965.
Along with Andrews and child stars, the film also starred Christopher Plummer, Richard Hayden, Peggy Wood, Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Portia Nelson, Ben Wright, Daniel Truehit, Norma Varden, Jill Stewart, Marnie Nixon, Evadney Baker and Doris. Lloyd.
It went on to become a hit, and has the distinction of being The first movie to gross over $100 million. Over the years, the film eventually went on to earn over $286 million at the box office.
Adjusted for inflation, The Sound Of Music earned about $2.366 billion at 2014 prices – making it among the ten highest-grossing films of all time.
Bonafide: The Sound Of Music became the first film to surpass $100 million at the box office; Pictured are the stars Charmian Carr, Kim Carath, Nicholas Hammond, Julie Andrews, Debbie Turner, Angela Cartwright and Duane Chase.