My Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn  died twenty years ago to-day, of cancer, at the age of sixty-three. She was an inspiration, in many senses of the word. Read her fascinating biography here in Wikipedia.

After both a privileged and very difficult childhood in war-torn Europe, where she became fluently multilingual, she started her career as a ballerina, in a chorus line in musicals, and then on the London stage. Her American film career was extraordinarily successful and her romances and marriages legendary. She spent her later years doing humanitarian work for UNICEF.

This afternoon I am going to watch the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The whole film of My Fair Lady is right here, and Charade. There are key scenes from Funny Face on YouTube, and all of Wait Until Dark. Enjoy!

She was so beautiful and the costumes by Givenchy were exquisite. What ever happened to poise, grace, and glamour?

How do I know about the anniversary?  If you google “calendar famous events” a long list comes up, including the  On This Day – Famous Birthdays, Deaths and Events – and many more.

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