Julie Andrews, 88, enjoys twilight years by listening to old showtunes and savoring 'simple pleasures'

Julie Andrews, 88, is making the most of the 'final chapter' of her life by doing what she wants

Julie Andrews, 88, enjoys twilight years by listening to old showtunes and savoring 'simple pleasures'
Julie Andrews is cherishing the last phase of her life (Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Julie Andrews, 88, is living her twilight years to the fullest by enjoying the little things in life and listening to her favorite show tunes repeatedly.

According to a recent report, insiders claimed that the 'Princess Diaries' star frequently plays beloved songs for her family in the Hamptons.

'Broadway classics fill' Julie Andrews' days

Julie Andrews arrives at the NBC's
Julie Andrews arrives at NBC's 'Carol Burnett: 90 Years Of Laughter + Love' Birthday Special at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on March 2, 2023 in Los Angeles, California (Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

A friend shared, "It's a testament to her enduring love for the art form. Every moment in this final chapter is savored with appreciation for life's simplest yet most profound pleasures."

The friend told the National Enquirer, "The laughter of loved ones, the fragrance of fresh blossoms, and the timeless refrains of Broadway classics fill her days!"

Andrews celebrated her birthday on October 1

After being spotted out and about at the Sag Harbor farmers market, Andrews recently celebrated her birthday on October 1. The 'Sound of Music' phenomenon looked happy as she walked around with a cane, grinning at the cameras, as reported by Radar Online.

Andrews previously revealed her birthday celebration from the previous year. "I had family at my house, and then the next night, we all went out. And so many well wishes and cards and things like that. I was very moved by it all."

Julie Andrews on 'Mary Poppins' role

In 2022, Andrews also reflected on her big-screen debut in the Walt Disney smash 'Mary Poppins', for which she won the Best Actress Oscar.

She said to Vanity Fair, "It was a brand new thing in my life that I'd never done before. It was for Walt Disney, of course, and the songs in Mary Poppins had a kind of Vaudeville quality to them."

She added, "I think it's what attracted me to the role, because all that kind of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Jolly Holiday music was very much like the kind of things that you hear in English vaudeville."

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Andrews became well-known for her roles in popular Broadway musicals, such as 'My Fair Lady' in 1956 and 'Camelot' in 1960. She kept landing highly sought-after parts after that, most recently providing the voice of Lady Whistledown, the narrator of the two seasons of the Netflix series 'Bridgerton'.

In a previous interview with Entertainment Tonight, Andrews dispelled rumors that she would appear on screen.

"No, no, no," she responded when asked if there is a possibility. "You know who Lady Whistledown really is, so I'm afraid it stays with me in the background. But I'm very happy to do that."

Notably, Andrews also provided the voices of Marlena in the 'Despicable Me' series and Queen Lillian in the 'Shrek' franchise.