10 fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Mary Poppins'

Published: Monday, Aug. 25 2014 9:27 a.m. MDT

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Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle on stage, but executives felt having a big-name star would help the movie more, according to an article on tcm.com.

They cast Audrey Hepburn as the lead role, and Andrews took on the role of Mary Poppins. It was Julie Andrews and “Mary Poppins,” however, that earned more money — along with an Academy Award for Best Actress for Andrews.
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