Julie Andrews Surprises Fans, Thanks Lady Gaga at Oscars

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Julie Andrews not only made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday, she also thanked Lady Gaga for her beautiful performance of a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews, of course, starred in The Sound of Music--50 years ago.

Lady Gaga included popular songs from the 1965 film, including "Edelweiss," "My Favorite Things" and "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." And when she sang the title song from the film, Julie Andrews appeared on stage and gave her a big hug.

"Dear Lady Gaga," Andrews said. "Thank you for that wonderful tribute. It really warmed my heart. It's hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since that joyous film was released."

"As for me--how lucky can a girl get?" she added.

"I really put my heart into preparing it, and I'm really excited to entertain the nominees tonight," Lady Gaga said prior to her performance. No one knew what she would be singing at the big event.

Those who don't realize how long Julie Andrews has been around will be hard pressed to believe she is 79 years old. She looked young, beautiful, and vivacious during her time on stage at the Oscars. She certainly didn't look the part of a 79-year-old woman.

What a wonderful surprise it was for viewers at home--and certainly for those in the audience at the 2015 Oscars, too--to have Julie Andrews take the stage following the incredible performance by Lady Gaga. It truly lent a magical touch to the already incredibly exciting evening.

Lady Gaga has experienced some magic of her own recently, too. She became engaged to Chicago Fire hunk Taylor Kinney on Valentine's Day. Do you suppose Julie Andrew offered her congratulations to Gaga--whose real name is Stefani Germanotta--following their on-stage meeting at the Oscars?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.