She was double-booked.
On Monday, Julie Andrews wanted to attend a gala where her “Sound of Music” co-star Christopher Plummer was due to be honored — but had to stay home to work on her memoir.
So she sent a note instead.
In the message — to be delivered as Plummer receives the Council for Canadian American Relations Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts at the Metropolitan Club — Andrews said she was “on a deadline with copy editors,” but, “I’ve know you for — what is it, half a century? Good lord! Is that possible?”
She lauded Plummer for “how much you have fostered and promoted the arts in every possible way,” and ended with, “I hope to deliver a personal hug sooner rather than later,” signed “Jools.”
Those who could make it included Ronald and Leonard Lauder, Charles Bronfman, Agnes Gund, Frank Stella and the Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker.
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