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Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, in Ixelles, Belgium. Her mother was Dutch and her father was British. Hepburn is considered one of the most successful film actresses of all time; she is especially known for starring as Holly Golightly in the beloved 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Other classic films she starred in include Roman Holiday, The Nun's Story, Charade, Sabrina, Wait Until Dark and My Fair Lady. In the course of her career, Hepburn was nominated for five Best Actress Academy Awards, winning one. Immediately after her death in 1993, the Academy presented her with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. She was nominated for 11 Golden Globes, of which she won three, including the 1990 Cecil B. DeMille Award and the 1955 World Film Favorite, Female Award. She also won an Emmy, a Grammy and two Tony Awards. Beginning in 1988, Hepburn focused a lot of her time on working for UNICEF, for which she later received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the highest awards a civilian can receive in the U.S. Hepburn was married and divorced twice. She had two children, one from each marriage. She died of appendix cancer on January 20, 1993.

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