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Audrey Hepburn: A Bio-Bibliography

Audrey Hepburn: A Bio-Bibliography

by David Hofstede
     
 

Though starring in only some twenty films and two engagements on Broadway, Audrey Hepburn earned her reputation through the quality of her work rather than the quantity of her performances. She was never driven by her career, and took years off between movies to spend with her family. As a child growing up in Arnhem when the Nazis invaded Holland, Hepburn witnessed

Overview

Though starring in only some twenty films and two engagements on Broadway, Audrey Hepburn earned her reputation through the quality of her work rather than the quantity of her performances. She was never driven by her career, and took years off between movies to spend with her family. As a child growing up in Arnhem when the Nazis invaded Holland, Hepburn witnessed the tragedy of war first-hand, and the impact of her experiences led her to a strong devotion to humanitarian causes.

This book chronicles the career of Audrey Hepburn and sheds light on her private and enigmatic life. The brief biography included in the volume overviews her experiences and provides a context for her work as a performer. The entries that follow are devoted to her individual performances and include cast and credit information, plot synopses, excerpts from reviews, and critical commentary on her work. Entries are grouped in chapters devoted to her stage, film, radio, and television appearances, while appendices list her awards. An annotated bibliography lists and describes sources of additional information about this enchanting performer.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A resource on Hepburn (1929-93), one of the least prolific and most highly regarded American actresses. Profiles her largely private life, her work on stage, her 30 films, appearances on radio and television, recordings, and awards and honors. Also cites and evaluates books and articles about her, and lists the films she turned down parts in. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289095
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1994
Series:
Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts Series, #55
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID HOFSTEDE is a freelance writer, presently working on a book about Hollywood heroes.

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