Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews’ love story is rarely seen in celebrity marriages these days – Blake Edwards’ death with loving wife Julie Andrews at his side brings to mind their long and happy marriage.
In this video clip, Blake Edwards talks about how he met Julie Andrews in a “Hollywood movie story kind of way” they would see each other in traffic in Beverly Hills and he finally introduced himself.
They discovered they had been coming/going from their analyst!
Blake also talks about how Julie Andrews was pigeon-holed in the Mary Poppins and Sound of Music roles, but he knew there was more there.
Andrews talks about taking a break and having a family, while Blake worked on writing.
Family was obviously very important to Julie and Blake, with Julie being quoted as saying, “Blake [husband Blake Edwards] and I have this wonderful arrangement that while one is working hard, the other tries to be at home as much as possible and vice versa.”
In this video clip, Julie Andrews talks about working with Blake Edwards on seven or eight movies, how they would talk shorthand and how well they worked together:
Watch Julie Andrews perform “Le Jazz Hot” from the movie Victor/Victoria, written and directed by Blake Edwards:
Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews were married in 1968 and have five children: Emma, Jennifer, Geoffrey, Amy and Jo.