Three of the Award Winner’s Most Noted Films in
One Blu-ray Collection for the First Time
Sabrina ~ Funny Face ~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s
From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment September 30
Burbank, Calif. June 9, 2014 – Oscar®-winning actress, fashion icon, and philanthropist
Audrey Hepburn was a talented performer known for her beauty, elegance and grace. Often imitated, she remains an indelible symbol of Hollywood glamour.
On September 30, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will remember Hepburn with the debut of a Blu-ray collection containing three of her most endearing films – Funny Face, Sabrina, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The latter two account for two of her five Best Actress Academy Award® nominations. The other Best Actress nominations were Wait Until Dark, The Nun's Story, and Roman Holiday, for which she took home the statue. She was also honored posthumously by the Academy with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993.
About Audrey Hepburn
Born in 1929 in Brussels, Ms. Hepburn spent part of her youth at an English boarding school and studied at The Netherlands’ Arnhem Conservatory. After World War II, she studied ballet in Amsterdam and London and made her stage debut in 1948 in the chorus of High Button Shoes. Additional small parts on the British stage were followed by appearances in English films, including the Alec Guinness classic The Lavender Hill Mob. Soon after, she came to America to take on the title role in the Broadway production Gigi and her career took off.
Ms. Hepburn is one of the few actresses to win the four major performance awards -- the above mentioned Academy Award for Roman Holiday, an Emmy® (1993; Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming Gardens of the World; episode "Flower Gardens"); and Tony Award® (1954; “Ondine,” Best Actress in a Play). She also is the recipient of a Grammy (1994; Deborah Raffin, Michael Viner, producers & Audrey Hepburn for “Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales”).
Hepburn’s other popular films include War and Peace, The Children’s Hour, The Unforgiven, Charade, My Fair Lady, Two for the Road,and They All Laughed.
In her later years, acting took a back seat to Hepburn’s charity work. She became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in the late 1980s, traveling the world on humanitarian missions to raise awareness about children in need.
About the Films
Sabrina is charming, humorous and aglow with some of Hollywood's greatest stars. Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn star in a Cinderella story directed by renowned filmmaker Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot). Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie's all work, Holden's all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family's chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn's delightful charms.
[*]Audrey Hepburn: Fashion Icon
[*]William Holden: The Paramount Years
[*]Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words
[*]Behind the Gates: Camera
[*]Paramount in the '50s
Funny Face (1957)
In the Academy Award-nominated classic, Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire join forces, lending their song and dance talents to the timeless musical. When a fashion magazine mogul (Kay Thompson) and her head photographer, Dick Avery (Astaire) scout out a bookstore for their next photo shoot, Dick discovers the unique face of bookseller and amateur philosopher Jo Stockton (Audrey). Whisked off to Paris, Jo is soon transformed into a global supermodel…and finds herself falling for the photographer who first notices her sunny, funny face.
[*]Paramount in The 50's
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Holly Golightly (Hepburn) delights audiences as the carefree ingénue searching Manhattan for dream millionaire to marry. George Peppard plays the struggling, “sponsored” young writer who gets swept away in Holly’s chaotic-yet-enchanting lifestyle. Directed by Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, Victor/Victoria), this two-time Oscar-winning film features Henry Mancini’s honored score, as well as his and Johnny Mercer’s Academy Award-winning song, “Moon River.”
[*]A Golightly Gathering
[*]Henry Mancini: More Than Music
[*]Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective
[*]Breakfast at Tiffany's The Making of a Classic
[*]It's So Audrey! A Style Icon
[*]Behind the Gates: The Tour
[*]Brilliance in a Blue Box
[*]Audrey's Letter to Tiffany
Audrey Hepburn Blu-ray Collection
Street Date: September 30, 2014
Order Due Date: August 26, 2014
Pricing: $29.99 SRP
Cat.#/UPC: 1000490544/ 883929413447
Note: All enhanced content and premiums listed above is subject to change.
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