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Transcript of Audrey Hepburn
AKA: Audrey Hepburn
1929 - 1993
Return With theTreasure
Audrey was born in Belgium, May 4th, 1929 (during the Nazi War). Growing up, it was tough for her family . When she turned 5 she was sent to boarding school in England . In 1935, when Audrey was 6 her father left the family picture. Audrey stated this was "the most traumatic event in my life." Her father however, was given visitation rights but, he never acknowledged them. As a teenager she grew up in Holland.
Call To Adventure
Around the 1950's, the war ended and Audrey was now 22 and she can now begin, what will soon be a long and great journey. During this time period she became more involved in dance. Audrey would do small auditions just to make money for her mother and herself. Her talent in acting, theater, and dance is what started her success.
Crossing the First Threshold
When Audrey moved to Hollywood to star in Broadway, she became an immediate hit in her movie
, in 1950. As she gradually became known, Audrey had more callings than ever. In the movie
The Secret People
, it showed her skills in dance that lead her to even more roles in various movies. After the producation of
William Wyler's Roman Holiday
Audrey was officially signed to Hollywood movies and Broadway plays.
Tests, Allies, Enemies
Audrey Hepburn stared in many productions throughout her acting career, but some of them didn't reach the popularity like
William Wyler's Roman Holiday
did. After 15 years in the show biz she remarried for the second time to Andrea Dotti. In addition to her new marriage she had her second child Luca Dotti. Audrey didn't take many casting roles, but in an attempt to make a comeback she stared in
Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline,
unfortunately the movie was a failure.
The Road Back
After trying another time to become successful in her last film
(1989), she set back her acting career to work with UNICEF. Audrey was partnered with Robert Wolders. Her experiance with the Nazi War insprired her to travel the globe to the world's poorest places. Her visitations were to help spread awarness of what's happening in these countries.
Audrey Hepburn's involvement with UNICEF was described as never ending. She continued working through her last months alive. She traveled to Africa and other South Asain countries. Her actions inspired many who looked up to her.
Audrey Hepburn's dedication and actions were recongnized all over. A year after her death she was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom for what she did while with UNICEF, The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her donation to humanity.
Looking back to her acting career, she was successful until her death. This multi-award winner will continue to be noticed over the years. Audrey Hepburn's legacy still continues today. While she was working with UNICEF she served as the Goodwill Ambassador. Her travelingwas not only spreading the word, it was also a fund-raiser. She was the Goodwill Ambassador from 1988 - January 1993.
Her death was caused by a rare cancer in the appendix. Although she received surgery, the cancer spreded and she rejected the chemotherapy. After her death, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, along with her companion Robert Wolders, created the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
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