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Kim Kardashian channels Audrey Hepburn in new photo shoot

Kim Kardashian channels Audrey Hepburn in new photo shoot

MIAMI, April 16 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian channeled Audrey Hepburn for a Parisian-themed photo shoot in Miami on Tuesday.
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Katie Holmes will return to TV as a Manhattan socialite in ABC pilot

Katie Holmes will return to TV as a Manhattan socialite in ABC pilot

March 11 (UPI) -- Katie Holmes is returning to TV in her first starring role since "Dawson's Creek."
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George Clooney on finding 'the one': 'I haven't met her yet'

George Clooney on finding 'the one': 'I haven't met her yet'

Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Don't despair, George Clooney admirers. The perennial bachelor is still waiting on the love of his life.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
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Rare Hepburn stamps sell for $600,000

BERLIN, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A rare sheet of postage stamps featuring Audrey Hepburn has been sold for more than $600,000 in Berlin, officials said.
Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

Lester donates Beatles' scripts to BFI

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. director Richard Lester has donated the working scripts for The Beatles' movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" to the British Film Institute.

Hepburn outfits, letters up for auction

LONDON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An auction house head says more than 30 outfits worn by Audrey Hepburn will be auctioned off in London along with letters written by the British actress.

Poll: Hurley 'safety pin' dress best gown

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The so-called safety pin dress worn by British actress Elizabeth Hurley at a 1994 event is the best red carpet gown of all time, results of a poll indicate.

Columbia Pictures remaking 'My Fair Lady'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Columbia Pictures announced plans in Hollywood Thursday for a new feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady."
Actor, filmmaker Mel Ferrer dead at 90

Actor, filmmaker Mel Ferrer dead at 90

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and filmmaker Mel Ferrer has died at his ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif., said family spokesman Mike Mena.
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.
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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world's most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. Redefining glamour with "elfin" features and a waif-like figure that inspired designs by Hubert de Givenchy, she was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and ranked, by the American Film Institute, as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.

Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Arnhem, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948 where she continued to train in ballet while working as a photographer's model. Upon deciding to pursue a career in acting, she performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age who received nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as winning a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

Although she appeared in fewer films as her life went on, Hepburn devoted much of her later life to UNICEF. Her war-time struggles inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although Hepburn had contributed to the organisation since the 1950s, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia in the late eighties and early nineties. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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