The Sound of music followed and the rest is history.
Dame Julie was established as a major movie star and singer with TV specials, tours and albums alongside her Hollywood career.
In 1995, Dame Julie returned to the stage for the first time in 35 years.
Another movie role, as the cross-dressing artist in Victor/Victoria, was revived for a gruelling world tour. After two years, the star’s voice had become hoarse and she was advised to have an operation for suspected nodules on the vocal chords.
Instead of correcting the hoarseness, the operation destroyed her singing voice completely.
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