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by Illus. with photos,Warren G. Harris

Very interesting and enjoyable to read.

Warren G. Harris has written a really in-depth biography of Audrey Hepburn. Very interesting and enjoyable to read. Dec 14, 2010 Brian Thompson rated it really liked it. Very nice bio on a very special lady. Outlines her accomplishments outside of being a film star.

Short biography of Audrey Hepburn Her son wrote a moving tribute to his mother in his book Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers (1999).

Short biography of Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn was born to an English father and Dutch mother in Belgium, May 4th, 1929. Her father’s job as an insurance agent meant the family often moved between England, Holland and Belgium. In 1935, her parents divorced; one reason for this was that her father was a Nazi sympathiser. Her son wrote a moving tribute to his mother in his book Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers (1999). In 1961, Audrey played one of her most demanding roles, the extrovert Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a. .Retakes: Behind the Scenes of 500 Classic Movies. Harris, Warren G. (1994). Audrey Hepburn: A Biography. Wheeler Pub. ISBN 978-1-56895-156-0.

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Chronicles the life of the charming and dignified actress, discussing her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, rise to stardom, unhappy marriages, and work for UNICEF.

Audrey Hepburn was an actress, fashion icon, and philanthropist who was born in Belgium. At the age of 22, Hepburn went to New York to star in the Broadway production of Gigi, based on the book by the French writer Colette. At age 22, she starred in the Broadway production of Gigi. Two years later, she starred in the film Roman Holiday (1953) with Gregory Peck. Set in Paris around 1900, the comedy focuses on the title character, a young teenage girl on the brink of adulthood. Her relatives try to teach her ways of being a courtesan, to enjoy the benefits of being with a wealthy man without having to marry.

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Audrey Hepburn: A Biography audiobook written by Warren G. No monthly commitment. Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast and Google Assistant. Beginning with her harsh childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, Warren Harris chronicles Audrey Hepburn's meteoric rise to Hollywood stardom: her chance encounter with Colette that led to the lead role in the Broadway version of Gigi, and her first starring role in Roman Holiday, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Warren G. Harris's biography of Audrey Hepburn is essentially boilerplate stuff, compiling all the well-known information about her life (up to 1994, shortly after her death), and adding some surprises for those who always thought that Audrey was Hollywood's answer to Mother Theresa. Knowing that she had several hot and heavy affairs with actors like William Holden and Ben Gazzara humanizes her yet never threatens to truly besmirch her virginal image, since the men she married were--as husbands--rather unfortunate choices, and she always rose above their infidelities and other shortcomings by being a wonderful mother and human being.

Harris's prose sometimes tries to engage the reader with rhetorical questions and other gossipy techniques, but these are intrusive in what is always an engaging and fascinating story. Hepburn had many interesting experiences, especially her well-known life in war-torn Holland, the fascist leanings of her parents, her rise to fame on stage and screen, her lovers and husbands, her family life, her career difficulties in her later years, and her remarkable work for UNICEF. These are all dutifully chronicled with many quotes from those who knew and or worked with her, but Harris falls down seriously in offering only a rather limited two and a quarter page bibliography and not a single attribution of any of his quotes. I don't like biographies of celebrities that sound like doctoral theses and come burdened with excessive notes and citations, but a happy medium has to be struck and readers have to know where particular quotes come from. Often, I'd read something that took me by surprise and demanded that the source be unveiled beyond a he said or she said comment in the text.

Unlike the best biographies of movie stars, this one doesn't try to offer deep (or even moderately incisive) analyses of either its subject's acting or films, and generally is content to report the general critical response to a particular performance or movie. You get the basic plot, the basic facts about success or failure, and then it's on to the next movie. I was disturbed to read about how much effort had been put into making the artificial jungle in Green Mansions, when director Mel Ferrer chose not to film on location, but not a word about how phony the eventual film looked despite all the hard work. I sometimes had the feeling that Harris had not even viewed the movies again in preparation for the book, but simply depended on whatever he'd read about them; judging by the relative sparsity of his bibliography, this couldn't have been that much.

Still, the book is never boring and is a good choice for reading on the beach. You'll get a decent overview of this wonderful actress's life and achievements, and, if you really love her, will want to move on to something more substantial, and far better illustrated, like Hepburn's son Sean Ferrer's tribute to his mother.
With a face that still resonates over the McCarthy era of Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn was an elegant image of purity in a corrupt world. Unlike Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey's image never tanished and she a backseat only to Marilyn Monroe as Hollywood's most famous leading lady.
Audrey's life is mostly public facts: she married a second rate actor, Mel Ferrer; won an Academy Award for her first film, Roman Holiday, and a Tony for Ondine; earned five Oscar nominations; had two sons and obsessed over her career and family; and remarried an Italian playboy. But only an Audrey insider like Harris can go beyond the well-known myth making and draw a complete picture.
Previously it has only been the subject of major speculation, but Harris confirms that Hepburn had several affairs with her leading men such as William Holden. The biography isn't all gossip though. Harris covers the later movies and Andrey's work with UNICEF. Although this prjects her Mother Teresa side, what is really interesting about Audrey is not her war experiences, her rise to fame, or her post-Wait Until Dark family life, but the period between 1952 and 1967 when she made fifteen great films including Charade and Two For The Road.
Harris recognizes Hepburn's peak in the 1960s and uses the bulk of the book to detail this period of her life, but his knowledge doesn't protect him from the obvious shortcomings in his own work. He does tend to be repetitive. He's not much of a prose stylist. Beyond that, there is another major gripe to raise: there are only sixteen pages of Audrey photos in this book, and they don't go far beyond the standard postcard set. Obviously, anyone reading a Hepburn biography craves that classic look and an illustration of the movement from film to film.
Audrey Hepburn: A Biography ebook
Illus. with photos,Warren G. Harris
Arts & Literature
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Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (1994)
384 pages
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