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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 20, 1993|
|Born:||May 4, 1929||Cause of Death:||colon cancer|
|Birth Place:||Brussels, BE||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Grew up in England, moved to the Netherlands after her parents separated
Trapped in the Netherlands when Nazis invaded
Acted as courier and performed in underground concerts to raise funds for the Dutch Resistance during WWII
First film appearance as a stewardess in semi-travelogue, "Nederland in Lessen/Dutch at the Double" (as Edda Hepburn)
Moved to London on ballet scholarship to study with Marie Rambert; changed name to Audrey Hepburn
London stage debut in chorus of "High Button Shoes"
First British film, "One Wild Oat" (as extra)
Broadway debut in title role of "Gigi"
Made US TV debut in a guest spot on the "CBS Television Workshop" before she became a major star in this country
First starring film role in "Roman Holiday"; becomes international star
Returned to Broadway to star in "Ondine"
TV debut in "Mayerling" (Producers Showcase) opposite then-husband Mel Ferrer
Played leading role in film musical "Funny Face" opposite Fred Astaire
Played Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady", one of the biggest boxoffice hits of her film career, the adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's Broadway musical hit revamp of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion"
Moved to Switzerland
Last film for nine years, "Wait Until Dark"
Made a guest star appearance on the CBS Christmastime special saluting children worldwide, "A World of Love", hosted by Shirley MacLaine and Bill Cosby
Resumed acting after nine-year absence in "Robin and Marian"
US TV-movie debut, "Love Among Thieves", also starred Robert Wagner and Jerry Orbach; first US TV acting work in 30 years since adaptation of "Mayerling"
Named official spokesperson for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Final film role as Hap, an angel, in Steven Spielberg's "Always"
Honored with a Gala Tribute by the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Underwent surgery for colon cancer in Los Angeles
Was the subject of a special commemorative issue of PEOPLE
Album entitled "Music from the Films of Audrey Hepburn" released
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