Audrey: Her Real Story

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Orion Publishing Group, 25‏/04‏/2019 - 336 من الصفحات

The definitive guide to a Hollywood legend.

Few stars are as loved as Audrey Hepburn, today as much as ever. Beautiful, delicate, graceful - but always warm and natural - she stole our hearts. She was also brave, working tirelessly for UNICEF in the face of her own failing health. in this moving and heartwarming biography Alexander Walker traces the extraordinary combination of luck and talent that allowed a fragile little girl,who nearly died in Hitler''s occupied Europe, to conquer, in just one year, the New York stage and the Hollywood screen.

Walker analyses her ascent to power and world fame and reveals the sadness of her life: two failed marriages, a broken engagement, and the crushing disappointment that occupied her triumph in My Fair Lady. Most importantly of all, this biography reveals what no one has known until now: the truly terrifying family secret that tore Audrey''s childhood apart and kept her forever silent about her parents.

 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Northern_Light - LibraryThing

This book purports to tell the story of Audrey Hepburn from wartorn Europe to University ambassador via her films. As such it does a good job and I enjoyed the telling. At times she does come across ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

AUDREY: Her Real Story

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

Only two years after her death, the exquisite Audrey Hepburn has already been the subject of several biographies; the second this year (after Warren G. Harris's Audrey Hepburn, p. 753) claims, not ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Praise Dedication Title Page Epigraph Acknowledgements
The Road to Childhood
Family Secrets
The Girl with Death in her Shoes
Dance Little Lady
The Best Advice in the World
Voilà ma Gigi
Her Royal Highness
A Golden Veil
Riding for a Fall
The Girl who Came to Breakfast
MillionDollar Lady
Of Fashion and Affairs
The End of the Road
The Doctors Wife
The Comforters

Men in her Life
Loves and Hates
Husband and Wife
Summit Conferences
Pretty Face
Funny Face
Strains and Stresses
New Man in her Life
The Missionarys Story
The Best Christmas of My Life
The Passing of a Fair Lady
Filmography
About the Author
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Alexander Walker is the author of over twenty books about the cinema and its stars, including bestselling biographies of Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers and Audrey Hepburn. He has also written standard works on the coming of the Talkies, a monograph on Stanley Kubrick, and the fullest account to date of the British film industr from 1960 to 1985. Alexander Walker was born in Ireland, and educated there, on the Continent and in the United States.

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