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Celebrating legendary screen and style icon Audrey Hepburn who was born 90 years ago today

Audrey Hepburn was born 90 years ago today.

She left us far too soon back in 1993, a time in her life that she had been devoting to humanitarian efforts through UNICEF.

Miss Hepburn was only acting occasionally in the 70s and 80s but what a stupendous impact she had in the 50s and 60s.

She was the most elegant of all movie icons and I could watch her in Breakfast at Tiffanys, Roman Holiday, Funny Faceand Sabrina all day long. And her dramatic performances in The Children’s Hour, Two For the Road, and Wait Until Dark were also unforgettable.

And then there was the magnificent My Fair Lady.

Much was made back in the early 60s when Miss Hepburn was given the role of Eliza Doolittle since Julie Andrews had been so very good on Broadway. While Audrey had a pretty voice, it did not have the power and range of Miss Andrews. She recorded the musical numbers but in the end, she was dubbed by Marnie Nixon.

It works just fine in the film but if you ever wondered what it would have been like with Audrey’s own voice, watch the clips below

Do you think the director made the right decision?


BONUS VIDEO: I’m also including her lovely version of Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a song perfectly suited to her sweet range.

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  1. May 4th, 2019 at 1:08 pm
    stanton heck says:

    I love “My Fair Lady”. Today with vocal enhancements they could “Fix her voice” but I think it was a smart move to use Marnie Nixon’s talents. The film is a classic and I watch it 2-3 times a year. I just hope they release a 4k version!

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