Magical nanny Mary Poppins is about to return to movie screens, this time with Emily Blunt
in the title role. The character brought Julie Andrews
an Oscar as Best Actress for “Mary Poppins
” (1964) in what is perhaps one of the single most fascinating awards derbies ever. Dubbed “Poppins’ Revenge” by pundits, Andrews won the Oscar the same year she was denied the chance to recreate on-screen her role in “My Fair Lady
” which made her a star on Broadway.
“My Fair Lady
” was a sensation on the stage. The original production ran six years and won six Tony awards. The original stars of the production were Rex Harrison
and a then relatively unknown Andrews. The two each played the role for over a year on Broadway and then for an additional year in London.
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