From Musicals to Movies

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From Musicals to Movies

The Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music film was created in 1965. Julie Andrews played the roll of Maria. Christopher Plumber played the roll of Captain Von Trapp. The inspiration was from the broadway production in 1959. The Sound of Music is about a woman who becomes a governess for a family.

Mary PoppinsThe Mary Poppins film was made in 1964, based on the best selling book written by P.L. Travers. Mary Poppins was played by Julie Andrews, and the role of Bert was played by Dick Van Dike. This film is about a magic nanny who takes care of an unhappy family.

The Music Man 1962

Mary Poppins1964

Sound of Music1965

My Fair Lady1964

My Fair ladyMy Fair Lady film was made in 1964. Starring Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, and Rex Harrion as Henry Higgins. My Fair Lady was based on the Broadway show in 1956. My Fair Lady is about a snotty professor who teaches a woman about manners.

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews was an actress who was most popular for her films in the 60's. She won two oscars in the 60's for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for Sound of Music, and Mary Poppins.

Awards WonBest Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment, Best Motion Picture - Musical, Top Musical, Top Male Musical Performance

The Music ManThe Man film was made in 1962. The director was Morton DaCosta.The role of Harold Hills was played by Robert Preston, and Marian was played by Shirley Jones. This film is about a salesman named Harold Hills who tries to make a boys marching band in a small town named River City.

Awards WonBest Picture, Best Director,Best Sound, Best Film EditingBest Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment

Awards WonBest Actress in a Leading RoleBest Film Editing, Best Effects, Special Visual Effects, Best Music, Original Song For the song "Chim Chim Cher-ee", Best Music, Substantially Original Score, Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy

Awards WonBest Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director,Best Cinematography, Color.Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Costume Design, ColorBest Sound, Best Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or Treatment, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy

From Musicals to Movies

Julie Andrews was in the Sound of Music, and Mary Poppins. She was the lead role in both films.

Actors and ActressesRobert Preston1918-1987Born in Massashusettes. Played the leading role of Harold Hills in The Music Man. He was a trained musician. Julie Andrews1935-presentBorn in England.Played the leading role of Maria in Sound of Music, and played the role Mary in Mary Poppins. Her four octave singing voice brought her into musicals and productions.Audrey Hepburn1929-1993Born in Belguim.Played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Her modeling brought her into the film business.

Fun FactsIn The Music Man, a famous accapella group called "The Buffalo Bills" had a role in the film.In The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews almost turned down the role of Maria becasue it was too similar to Mary Poppins. In Mary Poppins, the "Step in Time" scene took a week to film because of the scratch of the film. In My Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn was 35 years old while playing a 19 year old role.

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