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Friday, December 9, 2011

Some facts and trivia about AUDREY HEPBURN

Was fluent in English, Spanish, French, Dutch/Flemish and Italian.

Was trained as a dental assistant before making it big.

In Arnhem, Holland, during the Second World War, she worked with the Dutch Underground, giving ballet performances to collect donations for the anti-Nazi effort.

Presented the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards four times (in 1955, 1960, 1966, and 1975) more than any other actress.

Told People Magazine that she was very self-conscious about her size-10 feet.

Is one of the only 12 people who are an EGOT, which means that she won at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Barbra Streisand, however, won a Special Tony Award, not a competitive one, and Liza Minnelli won a Special Grammy.

She was voted the 21st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.

Voted #1 in's Top 100: Natural Beauties of all time.

She owned a Yorkshire Terrier called "Mr. Famous".

She was voted the 18th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.

Was named #3 on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends

Once admitted that she would not have accepted the role of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady (1964) if she had known that producer Jack L. Warner planned to have all of her singing dubbed.


Craig Wingard said...

Great post, I would have loved to hear Audrey's voice in My Fair Lady. =\

Patti said...

Alot of interesting info there, Monty. I have a huge soft spot for this lovely lady...she is who began my love for classic movies!!

Thanks for sharing all those fun facts.


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