Vivien Leigh’s jewelry up for auction

Jewels belonging to Gone With The Wind star Vivien Leigh will go under the hammer alongside some of the actress’ most prized personal possessions. Dozens of pieces of jewelry, as well as paintings, books, furniture and clothing once owned by the star, will be included in “Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection,” an auction scheduled for Sept. 26 at Sotheby’s in New York.

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Jerry Lewis dies at the age of 91

Jerry Lewis, of such comedic classics as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy,” has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning, his agent confirmed.

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Facts: Audrey Hepburn

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-Audrey was fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian. Which gave her a great advantage both as an actress and a humanitarian. She was raised bilingually; speaking English and Dutch, which resulted in her unique accent.

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Audrey Hepburn

Birth: May 4,1929
Elsene, Belgium

Death: 20 January, 1993
Tolochenaz, Switzerland

Audrey Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4th 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was born into a privileged family: her mother Ella was a Dutch baroness  and her British father Joseph had a good job at a loan company in Belgium. Audrey also had two half brothers from her mother’s previous marriage: Ian and Alex. At age 5 Audrey entered a boarding school in England and it was there that she fell in love with ballet, a lifelong passion. But all was not well in the family: Joseph was a heavy drinker and left when Audrey was six. Little Audrey was devastated and begged for her father to have visitation rights. He eventually got them, but he never visited her.
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Quote of the week

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It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn’t, and when it does, we may well reject it.Spencer Tracy

 

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‘The Feud’ recreates rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford

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The rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford is one of the most infamous in Hollywood history. Now U.S. Network FX is recreating their strained relationship with the show Feud: Bette and Joan, which premieres tonight.

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The Misfits (1961)

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Genre: Drama

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The recently divorced Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) falls for down-on-his-luck cowboy Gaylord Langland (Clark Gable). She joins him and his partners Guido (Eli Wallach) and Perce (Montgomery Clift) in the Nevada country. But Roslyn gets angry with the men when she finds out that the reason they look for ‘misfits’ (wild horses that are too small for any work) is to have them killed and turned into dog food.

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Audrey Hepburn’s sons fight legal battle

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Audrey Hepburn’s oldest son, Sean Ferrer, is in a legal battle with the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. The fund, which raises money for children’s charities by exhibiting Audrey Hepburn memorabilia—centered mostly on a collection of Givenchy gowns—around the world, filed a lawsuit against Ferrer on Wednesday, claiming he’s impeding the charity’s fundraising for his own benefit. The Chairman of the Board of the Fund is his half-brother Luca Dotti.

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Roman Holiday (1953)

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Genre: romantic comedy

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Crown Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is in Rome during her goodwill tour of Europe but finds herself frustrated with her tightly scheduled and sheltered life. Finally, she is so fed up that she escapes her guardians and runs off.

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Debbie Reynolds dies at age 84

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Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, famed actor and author Carrie Fisher. Her death was confirmed by her son, Todd Fisher. “The last thing she said this morning was that she was very, very sad about losing Carrie and that she would like to be with her again,” Todd said. “Fifteen minutes later she suffered a severe stroke.”

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