Julie, now 86, was just 20 years old when director Moss Hart decided to take a chance on her in the lead role as Maria von Trapp.
She had never landed a major singing role before, but the decision paid off, as she would soon become a firm favourite with the public.
The past week’s nostalgic posts on Facebook, featuring her against a stunning mountainous backdrop, clearly went down a treat with fans, both new and old.
As Isabel Charbonneau wrote, “For so many thousands of us Dame Julie Andrews, the music, will always live in our hearts and memories, as will the magic that you created in your films. Thank you!”