Julie Andrews

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Actress • Singer

Birth Name: Julia Elizabeth Wells

Birth Date: October 1, 1935

Age: 88 years old

Birth Place: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, UK

Julie Andrews was born and raised in England under circumstances that eventually tore her family apart. She was born in 1935 after her mother had an affair, setting into motion a rocky relationship that would end with her parents divorcing in the 1940s. She bounced around living with both parents, though it was a rough period in her life. However, during this time, she performed, eventually performing in front of the King and Queen of England when she was just a young teenager. She managed her way to Broadway before she was 20 years old and that led to her starring in a live TV performance of "Cinderella" (CBS 1957) that earned her an Emmy nomination.

Andrews had her true breakout moment with some help from Disney as she starred in "Mary Poppins" (1964), winning the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in the title role. She followed that up almost immediately with "The Sound of Music" (1965), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, though Andrews was just a nominee for Best Actress this time around. She rounded out the '60s with more starring roles in everything from the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967) to Alfred Hitchcock's "Torn Curtain" (1966).

The 1970s were more of a rocky time for the actress as she kicked off the decade with the flop "Darling Lili" (1970) and her first attempt at a regular television show, "The Julie Andrews Hour" (ABC 1972-73) only lasted one season. That wasn't her only stab at a self-hosted variety show, though most of her other ABC-related work were mostly one-off events after the failure of the original show. She returned to award prominence in the 1980s, however, earning more acting acclaim for her roles in "10" (1979), Hollywood satire "SOB" (1981), gender-bending musical "Victor/Victoria" (1982), "That's Life!" (1986), and "Duet for One" (1986).

Aside from acting, her performance as a singer decorated numerous television specials, with "Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas" (ABC 1987) winning multiple Emmy awards. In the early '90s, Andrews made another crack at starring role on TV, this time in the short-lived "Julie" (ABC 1992). However, after such a momentous career, tragedy struck when she lost her singing voice in the 1997 and wound up essentially losing her ability to sing as the result of questionable surgeries on her throat. Still, by the turn of the century, Andrews was acting and theatrical legacy, even more so after being named Dame Commander by Queen Elizabeth II.

Andrews' appearance alongside Anne Hathaway in "The Princess Diaries" (2001) was the start of a minor career resurgence, leading into her reprising the role in "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" (2004) and also doing voiceover roles for the likes of "Shrek 2" (2004), "Despicable Me" (2010), and "Enchanted" (2007). She created and starred in the children's program "Julie's Greenroom" (Netflix 2017) and even appeared in "Aquaman" (2018).

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Dick Van Dyke: 98 Years of MagicStream

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2023

Disney 100: A Century of DreamsStream

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2023

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton StoryStream

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2023
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Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love

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2023

A Tribute to Julie Andrews

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2022

A Oscara dobiva...: Mary Poppins

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2022

The Moon and the Sun

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2022

Minions: The Rise of GruStream

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Marlena Gru
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2022
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Julie Andrews: Show Me

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2021

Julie Andrews: I Could Have Danced All Night

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2021

BridgertonStream

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Lady Whistledown
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2020
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Beyond the CanvasStream

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2020

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall

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2020

Julie Andrews, la mélodie de la vie

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

AquamanStream

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Karathen
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2018
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Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

Julie's Greenroom

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2017

Julie's Greenroom

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2017

Julie's Greenroom

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2017

Despicable Me 3Stream

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Gru's Mom
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2017
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Today's Take

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2016

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

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2015

The Untold Story of The Sound of Music -- A Diane Sawyer Special

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2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize

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2013

Talking Pictures

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2013

Home & Family

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2012

Anderson Live

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Larry King NowStream

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2012

CBS This Morning: Saturday

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

The TalkStream

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Shrek uvijek i zauvijek

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2010

Shrek Forever AfterStream

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Queen Lillian
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2010
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Tooth FairyStream

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Lily
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2010
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Despicable MeStream

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Gru's Mom
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2010
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The Project

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

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2009

The Graham Norton ShowStream

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2007

The Better Show

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2007

Shrek the ThirdStream

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Queen Lillian
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2007
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EnchantedStream

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The Narrator
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2007
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Shrek the Third 3D

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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

The Colbert Report

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2005

Made in Hollywood

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2005

The Martha Stewart Show

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2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

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2005

Broadway: The American Musical

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2004

Shrek 2Stream

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Queen Lillian
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2004
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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementStream

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Clarisse Renaldi
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2004
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Eloise at the Plaza

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Nanny
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2003

Eloise at ChristmastimeStream

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Nanny
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2003

Unconditional Love

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2002

On Golden Pond

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2001

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

The Princess DiariesStream

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Queen Clarisse Renaldi
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2001
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Entertainment Studios.com

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2000

So British

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2000

Relative Values

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2000

The Early Show

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1999

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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1999

One Special NightStream

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Catherine
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1999

The ViewStream

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1997

Access Hollywood

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1996

Le Monde merveilleux de Disney

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1996

Caroline in the CityStream

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1995

Julie

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Julie Carlisle McGuire
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1992

Our Sons

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Audrey Grant
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1991

Tchin Tchin Salud

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1991

A Fine Romance

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Pamela Piquet
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1991

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

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1986

That's Life!

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Gillian Fairchild
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1986

Duet for One

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Stephanie Anderson
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1986

The Man Who Loved Women

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Marianna
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1983

Victor/VictoriaStream

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Victoria Grant, aka Count Victor Grezhinski
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1982
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Entertainment Tonight

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1981

S.O.B.

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Sally Miles
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1981

La Adorable Prenda

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1980

El Thaur y su Adorable Prenda

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1980

Little Miss Marker

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Amanda
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1980

CBS News Sunday Morning

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1979

10Stream

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Samantha Taylor
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1979
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Good Morning America

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1975

The Tamarind SeedStream

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Judith Farrow
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1974

Great PerformancesStream

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Franchise
1972

Great PerformancesStream

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Franchise
1972

Great PerformancesStream

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Franchise
1972

Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center

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1971

Darling Lili

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Lili Smith (Schmidt)
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1970

An Evening With Julie Andrews and Harry Belafonte

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1969

The Dick Cavett ShowStream

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1968

Star!

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Gertrude Lawrence
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1968

Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Millie Dillmount
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1967
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HawaiiStream

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Jerusha Bromley
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1966
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Torn CurtainStream

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1966
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The Julie Andrews Show

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1965

The Sound of Music

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Maria
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1965

The Sound of MusicStream

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1965
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Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from Mary Poppins) - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

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1964

Mary PoppinsStream

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Mary Poppins
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1964
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The Americanization of EmilyStream

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Emily Barham
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1964
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Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall

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1962

Cinderella

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Cinderella
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1957

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

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1956

Ford Star Jubilee

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Lise
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1955

Today

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1952

What's My Line?Stream

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1950

The Singing Princess

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1949

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