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Victor/Victoria

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Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. It tells the story of a struggling female singer who, unable to find work, pretends to be a man to get the job as a female impersonator. It stars Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras and John Rhys-Davies.

The screenplay was adapted by Blake Edwards and Hans Hoemburg from the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria by Reinhold Schünzel. It was directed by Edwards.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score. It was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert Preston), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julie Andrews), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Lesley Ann Warren), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. The film was later adapted into a stage production in which Julie Andrews reprised her role as Victoria.

Julie Andrews also starried in a musical stage adaptation of Victor/Victoria, with a score by Henry Mancini expanded from his film score. The stage production opened on Broadway on October 25, 1995, and played 735 performances.

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