Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews, DBE, born 1 October 1935, is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer. She made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins in 1964, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her second Academy Award nomination for The Sound of Music from 1965. Andrews published an autobiography in 2008 titled, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, which includes memories of surviving the London Blitz. In 2000, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.