~~May 4, 2014~~
The doodle on the Google home page, May 4, 2014, commemorating Audrey Hepburn’s 85th birthday celebrates her life both as a legendary screen actress as well as a humanitarian who was also widely regarded for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
The doodle has Audrey Hepburn striking a film star pose with her eyes closed forming the second ‘O’ in the Google logo and in the background it is again her playing and interacting with underprivileged children, for whom she dedicated much of her later life.
Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time.
Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War.
In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions. She spoke several languages including English,French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.
Hepburn in 1966
|Born||Audrey Kathleen Ruston
4 May 1929
Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
|Died||20 January 1993 (aged 63)
Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Cause of death
|Tolochenaz Cemetery,Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland|
|Relatives||Aarnoud van Heemstragrandfather|
After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn played the Academy Award-winning lead role in Roman Holiday (1953). She went on to star in a number of successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
For her role in Roman Holiday, Hepburn was also the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance in 1954. The same year, she won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.
She won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role.
She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF.
Although contributing to the organization since 1954, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 and 1992. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 1992.
A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.
~~Audrey Hepburn Google Doodle~~
~~Published on May 3, 2014~~
The Google Doodle: Audrey Hepburn on 4th May, 2014.
Google celebrates the 85th birthday of Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Hepburn won Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Awards. She got the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. One year later she died of appendiceal cancer at the age of 63.
More information about her on http://www.audreyhepburn.com/
~~My Fair Lady “The Rain In Spain” Music Video~~
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