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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Audrey Hepburn and Film Frodo: Two Beauties.

Posted on 2008.04.27 at 15:19

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2008-04-27 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if you would like her films, Blossom. I should think so, if you can appreciate older films at all. People who like her tend to *really* like her.

She was 22 when she played Gigi in the Broadway play, which is, I guess, how she came to Hollywood notice. (I only know all this from reading the entries on her.) She played the lead in "Roman Holiday" (a film I loved when I was a young teenager, watching it on TV, and loved just as much last week, 40 years later), her film debut at 24, and won an Oscar for the performance. She was in quite a few good films during the fifties and sixties. She got nominated for an Oscar for "Nun's Story" (about a young woman who enters an order of nuns to be a medical missionary in the Belgian Congo, but ends up leaving the order), which came out when she was thirty.

Her most famous movie is probably "My Fair Lady". She also was lauded in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", based on a Truman Capote story, and in a suspense caper with Cary Grant called, "Charade". A movie I particularly remember liking was "The Unforgiven" (young pioneer woman discovers she has Indian blood in an intolerant 19th century American West). I liked "Green Mansions" because it had a fantasy aspect, but it is not considered a good movie.

She seems to have stopped working full-time by the end of the sixties, so her main career was not long. The bio said she made the decision to quit while she was at the top of her career (she was not quite forty, old for those days), rather than waiting until no one wanted to see her work anymore.

Edited at 2008-04-27 11:04 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) at 2008-04-28 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the information on Audrey Hepburn's career,
Mechtild.

I know of several of those films ~ 'Roman Holiday,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' and of course 'My Fair Lady,' but I don't believe I have watched any of them through completely. Not that they don't appeal, but probably because I have caught them on TV part-way through, and had already missed too much to begin watching. I did, however, see 'The Nun's Story' many years ago. The finer details of the story escape me but I recall liking it very much.

What an achievement for Audrey Hepburn to win an Oscar in her first film role!

Thanks again,
~ Blossom.
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