Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn. Today we celebrate Hepburn’s birthday in which the iconic actress would have turned 83-years-old. While Audrey Hepburn died on January 20, 1993 at age 63, she still remains one of the most iconic women in film to this date and her memory is everlasting. Thus it is only right that we all wish her well on her birthday, wherever she may be now. Thank you Audrey for all of the great films and humanitarian feats that you left behind. Your memory will live on and you will surely never be forgotten.
Since the world has existed, there has been injustice. But it is one world, the more so as it becomes smaller, more accessible. There is just no question that there is more obligation that those who have should give to those who have nothing.
“It’s sad if people think that’s a dull existence, but you can’t just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away, it’s the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don’t want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn’t it?” — audrey hepburn
“ Audrey had never been happier or more incredulous. Acting a leading role on Broadway and the trip to America, were something she could imagine only in a dream. According to people who worked with her on a show, Audrey did not have much idea of phrasing, and even less of how to project. But she had a very rare quality – audience authority – that made everybody look at her. During the rehearsals she was fired several times. But fortunately, it was too late to replace her. The end result was fabulous. "Variety” reporter wrote: “Miss Hepburn has real talent as well as a magnetic personality.” Audrey ended up acting the leading role in a play eight times a week.“
As a young girl, Audrey saw her uncle shot in the street by the Germans. She also recalls seeing a train load of Jewish children being herded into cattle trucks for deportation. “I have memories. More than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon.” The harrowing experiences of war left a profound mark on Audrey. It was one reason for her later commitments to the UNICEF children’s charity. "I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II”