Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett have been friends for decades, and they reunited last week for the latter’s 90th birthday special.
Julie Andrews reunited with her good friend Carol Burnett last Thursday to film the latter’s 90th birthday special, which is set to air on April 26.
Andrews And Burnett Reunite
Daily Mail reported that Andrews, 87, and Burnett, 89, were at the Avalon Hollywood & Bardo in Los Angeles, California last week to film “Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter Love,” a two hour special that honors the legendary comedic actress. Other celebrities that will appear in the star-studded special include Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Jane Lynch, Katy Perry and Kristen Chenoweth.
“I’m so excited NBC decided to throw me a birthday party and invited all of my closest friends,” Burnett told Deadline earlier this year. “I can’t wait to look back at so many wonderful moments throughout my career, I feel so lucky to share this night with everyone.”
“This special is going to be the best party ever,” added executive producer Mark Bracco. “It will be an evening of music, comedy, and dozens of big stars paying tribute to the one, the only, Carol Burnett. We cannot wait for everyone at home to celebrate right along with us.”
Andrews And Burnett’s Friendship
Andrews and Burnett have been such good friends for decades that the former Mary Poppins star even made “The Carol Burnett Show” icon godmother to her 60 year-old daughter Emma.
“Oh my gosh, yes she is such a great chum!” Andrews once said of Burnett, according to People Magazine. “And you know, I’m the bad girl when we get together. She brings out the mischief in me, and she’s the quiet one. It’s very funny.”
One of Andrews and Burnett’s most hilarious moments came at a benefit in the 1960s, when they were caught kissing each other as a joke while they waited for their director friend Mike Nichols.
“It was Lyndon Johnson’s inaugural, so the hotel was pretty packed, but at that hour it was quite quiet,” Andrews once recalled. “We decided to sit on a sofa in front of the elevators and wait for Mike. I swear I don’t remember which one of us decided that we would do something silly when Mike got out of the elevator. So one of us said, ‘Well, let’s be kissing or something.’”
Andrews And Burnett Meet First Lady
Andrews and Burnett proceeded to share a “big embrace” in front of the elevator, but when it opened, it was “simply packed with Secret Service men.”
“Eventually, a lady got out — Carol swears it was Lady Bird Johnson — the lady went down the hall and realized it might be us, and she came back,” Andrews said. “By this time Carol was laughing so hard that she went around the back of the sofa we were sitting on because we both had tears running down our faces at being so silly.”
“The lady came and looked over the back of the sofa and said, ‘Excuse me, are you Carol Burnett?’ Immediately Carol said, ‘Yes, and this is my friend Mary Poppins.’ It was a great moment,” she continued.
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Andrews and Burnett are true living legends, so it’s nice to know that they share such a beautiful friendship. We can’t wait to check out Burnett’s birthday special when it airs next month!