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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945 and with Marie Rambert in London starting in 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by the French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based.She rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953) alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. That same year, Hepburn won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in Ondine. She went on to star in a number of successful films such as Sabrina (1954), in which Humphrey Bogart and William Holden compete for her affection; Funny Face (1957) a musical in which she sang her own song parts; the drama The Nun's Story (1959); the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961); the thriller-romance Charade (1963), opposite Cary Grant; and the musical My Fair Lady (1964). In 1967, she starred in the thriller Wait Until Dark, receiving Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations. After that, she only occasionally appeared in films, one being Robin and Marian (1976) with Sean Connery. Her last recorded performances were in the 1990 documentary television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn won three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role. In recognition of her film career, she received BAFTA's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award. She remains one of only 16 people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Later in life, Hepburn devoted much of her time to UNICEF, to which she had contributed since 1954. Then, she worked in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America, and Asia between 1988 and 1992. In December 1992, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. A month later, she died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63. Early life 1929–1938: Family and early childhood Audrey Kathleen Ruston (later, Hepburn-Ruston) was born on 4 May 1929 at number 48 Rue Keyenveld in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was known to her family as Adriaantje. Hepburn's mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra (12 June 1900 – 26 August 1984), was a Dutch noblewoman. She was the daughter of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra, who served as Mayor of Arnhem from 1910 to 1920 and as Governor of Dutch Suriname from 1921 to 1928, and Baroness Elbrig Willemine Henriette van Asbeck (1873–1939). At the age of nineteen, Ella had married Jonkheer Hendrik Gustaaf Adolf Quarles van Ufford, an oil executive based in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, where they subsequently lived. They had two sons, Jonkheer Arnoud Robert Alexander Quarles van Ufford (1920–1979) and Jonkheer Ian Edgar Bruce Quarles van Ufford (1924–2010), before divorcing in 1925.Her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (21 November 1889 – 16 October 1980), was a British subject born in Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was the son of Victor John George Ruston, of British and Austrian background and Anna Wels, who was of Austrian origin and born in Kovarce. In 1923–1924, Joseph had been an Honorary British Consul in Semarang in the Dutch East Indies, and prior to his marriage to Hepburn's mother, he had been married to Cornelia Bisschop, a Dutch heiress. Although born with the surname Ruston, he later double-barrelled his name to the more "aristocratic" Hepburn-Ruston, perhaps at Ella's insistence, as he mistakenly believed himself descended from James Hepburn, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.Hepburn's parents were married in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, in September 1926. At the time, Ruston worked for a trading company, but soon after the marriage, the couple moved to Europe, where he began working for a loan company; reportedly tin merchants MacLaine, Watson and Company in London and then Brussels. After a year in London, they moved to Brussels, where he had been assigned to open a branch office. After three years spent travelling between Brussels, Arnhem, The Hague and London, the family settled in the suburban Brussels municipality of Linkebeek in 1932. Hepburn's early childhood was sheltered and privileged. As a result of her multinational background and travelling with her family due to her father's job, she learned six languages: Dutch and English from her parents, and later varying degrees of French, German, Spanish, and Italian. In the mid-1930s, Hepburn's parents recruited and collected donations for the British Union of Fascists. Joseph left the family abruptly in 1935 after a "scene" in Brussels when Adriaantje (as she was known in the family) was six; later she often spoke of the effect on a child of being "dumped" as "children need two parents". Joseph moved to London, where he became more deeply involved in Fascist activity and never visited his daughter abroad. Hepburn later professed that her father's departure was "the most traumatic event of my life".That same year, her mother moved with Hepburn to her family's estate in Arnhem; her half-brothers Alex and Ian (then 15 and 11) were sent to The Hague to live with relatives. Joseph wanted her to be educated in England, so in 1937, Hepburn was sent to live in Kent, England, where she, known as Audrey Ruston or "Little Audrey", was educated at a small independent school in Elham.Hepburn's parents officially divorced in 1938. In the 1960s, Hepburn renewed contact with her father after locating him in Dublin through the Red Cross; although he remained emotionally detached, Hepburn supported him financially until his death. 1939–1945: Experiences during World War II After Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, Hepburn's mother moved her daughter back to Arnhem in the hope that, as during the First World War, the Netherlands would remain neutral and be spared a German attack. While there, Hepburn attended the Arnhem Conservatory from 1939 to 1945. She had begun taking ballet lessons during her last years at boarding school, and continued training in Arnhem under the tutelage of Winja Marova, becoming her "star pupil". After the Germans invaded the Netherlands in 1940, Hepburn used the name Edda van Heemstra, because an "English-sounding" name.... Discover the Audrey Blake popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Audrey Blake books.

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear

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In this volume of the NYT bestselling survival horror, Rick and his band of survivors work to build a larger network of thriving communities, and soon discover that Negan's "Saviors" prove t...

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars

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Collects issues #13-#18. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: there is no...

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The Walking Dead #159

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“THE WHISPERER WAR,” Part Three. Bullets, Body parts and bats FLYING! The war rages on. The Walking Dead An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has...

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The Road to Woodbury

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The first book explained how the Governor was created; this thrilling sequel to The New York Times bestseller further reveals his ruthless, inhuman conquest of Woodbury

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The Walking Dead #193

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“THE FARMHOUSE” Out in the countryside, trouble is brewing for a certain someone.

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The Walking Dead: Compendium Three

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Just in time for the new season of The Walking Dead on AMC, the fan- favorite, New York Times bestselling series returns with its third massive paperback collection! With over 1,000 pages, t...

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The Walking Dead #167: A Certain Doom

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“A CERTAIN DOOM” Is it possible, could it be, that the inevitable can somehow be...avoided? Rick and Andrea have a tough decision to make.

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The Walking Dead #165

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“OPPORTUNITY” When Alexandria is at its weakest... they strike.  The aftermath of the whisper wars spawns more opportunities for certain parties to gain ahead in society...

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It was only a matter of time before their camp was attacked...and that time has come. Rick Grimes and company find themselves surrounded by zombies. Who will die, who - if anyone - will surv...

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The Walking Dead #131

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Carl begins his journey. Dante pines for an unattainable woman. A search party looks for Ken.

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 20: All Out War Part 1

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The biggest storyline in Walking Dead history starts here! It's Rick versus Negan with a little help from everyone else! Collects issues #115-120. The world we knew is gone. The world of com...

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The Walking Dead #134

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From whispers to screams. Karl makes a mistake. Jesus fights a new enemy. The Walking Dead An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, ...

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The Walking Dead #130

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Magna's trust is tested. Ken and Marco attempt to make it back. Rick and Carl arrive in Hilltop.

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Marvel Zombies

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On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe's, an alien virus has mutated all of the world's greatest super heroes into flesheating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy lif...

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The Walking Dead Compendium is here! Since 2003, Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead has been redefining the survival horror genre with its unique and vivid account of life after the end of th...

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The Walking Dead #169

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NEW STORY ARC “LINES WE CROSS” It is time for Dwight to step up.

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The Walking Dead #6

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After last issue's horrendous attack on the camp, the survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Tensions run high as the gravity of their situation starts to sink in with Rick and the others...

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The Walking Dead #168

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THE ROAD'S END" Nothing is more damaging than misplaced trust.

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The Walking Dead #128

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Negan's feelings are hurt. Andrea is skeptical of the new group. Carl and Rick reach a new understanding.

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The Walking Dead #163

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NEW STORY ARC “CONQUERED” In the aftermath of The Whisperer War: ALL IS LOST. ALSO, HOLY CRAP! THIS ISSUE CELEBRATES THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF IMAGE COMICS!

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The Walking Dead #166

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“NO SURRENDER” Dwight must defend the ruins of Alexandria against the Saviors--but what exactly are they fighting over?

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“HILLTOP REBORN” The Hilltop is rebuilt as other parts of the world are torn down.

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The Walking Dead #171

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FEAR THE PRINCESS Who is she, and what does she want?

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Rick Grimes, Sheriff of a small town in Kentucky awakes in a hospital. Comatose after being shot while on duty, Rick finds the world abandoned of all things living and is faced with walking ...

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Just Another Day at the Office

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Just Another Day at the Office reveals the never-before-known details of how Philip Blake (aka The Governor) took full control of Woodbury. In this exciting story that tak...

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The Walking Dead #2

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Rick Grimes drives his police car to Atlanta where he hopes to find his wife and son. He was told that the government had setup safe zones in large cities after the dead came to life and sta...

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The Walking Dead #127

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In this double-sized issue we jump ahead to life in Alexandria following a long period of peace, and meet a new group of survivors. But old threats remain close by.

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The Walking Dead #170

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“ON THE ROAD” Eugene’s journey begins on a hopeful note, but he could be leading his friends to a slaughter.

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The Walking Dead: Compendium Two

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Returning with the second eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times bestseller series, The Walking Dead, collected into one massive collection!  This is the perfect ...

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How many hours are in a day when you don't spend half of them watching television? When is that last time any of us REALLY worked to get something that we wanted? How long has it been since ...

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NEW HORROR SERIES FROM THE WALKING DEAD CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN! Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers alon...

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The Walking Dead #133

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Carl reads the note from Anna. Andrea answers Magna's questions. The new threat attacks.

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It is decided that in order to survive... every person at the camp should have guns. As it is, they don't have enough to go around and the only place to get more guns is the city, but it mea...

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The Walking Dead #160

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“THE WHISPERER WAR,” Part 4 The war rages on. Lydia must make a choice that defines her future.

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It's here: the second massive paperback collection of the greatest superhero comic in the universe! Witness Invincible's transition from new kid on the block to established superhero! Collec...

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The Walking Dead #161

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“THE WHISPERER WAR,” Part Five. The Whisper War rages on a new chapter.

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The Walking Dead #164

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“A FALLEN HOUSE” Maggie leads the survivors from the Hilltop to Alexandria...to see it overrun with the dead. ALSO, HOLY CRAP! THERE ARE TWO ISSUES OF THE WALKING DEAD THIS MONTH!

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It’s here: the third massive paperback collection of the greatest comic in the universe. Witness the conclusion of Mark Grayson’s epic adventures, from “THE DEATH OF EVERYONE” to “...

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The Walking Dead #162

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END OF STORY SIX CHAPTER ISSUE ARC “THE WHISPERER WAR,” Conclusion. While the Hilltop burns, Maggie leads her people to safety. Dwight makes it to Rick. But is it in time?

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The Walking Dead Vol. 25: No Turning Back

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After a devastating act of war by the Whisperers, Rick must chart a path for his community. But when his leadership is questioned, how will he respond?

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The Walking Dead #132

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Magna and her party surprise Andrea. As the sun sets over Hilltop, a new threat emerges.

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 19: March to War

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The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the glo...

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The Walking Dead Vol. 24: Life and Death

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As the fair opens at Alexandria, old friends return from afar and new adversaries make their introductions. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #139-144.

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The Walking Dead #129

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Magna is curious about the jail. Carl and Rick encounter trouble on the main road to Hilltop.

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The Walking Dead #174

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“A SOLITARY LIFE” The sad, sorry, solitary life of Negan. Face it, true believers, he deserves this.

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After

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Following the events of SOMETHING TO FEAR, Rick and the other survivors accept a new way of life under Negan's rule, but not everyone agrees.  Collects THE WALKING DEAD #103...

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The Walking Dead Vol. 23: Whispers into Screams

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The new era of peace and prosperity is interrupted by a new type of enemy. One that travels amongst the walkers. One that will turn whispers of their appearance to screams. Collects THE WALK...

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Invincible Compendium Vol. 1

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Introducing the first nine volumes of the greatest superhero comic in the universe, collected into one massive edition! Includes Invincible issues #0-47.

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The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning

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In the aftermath of ALL OUT WAR we discover...A NEW BEGINNING. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #127-132.

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Girls, acne, homework, super-villains. When you're a teenager, it helps to be Invincible.  Invincible Mark Grayson is teenage superhero Invincible...

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor MP3 Audiobook

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Following in the footsteps of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels and the record-breaking new television show, this debut novel in a trilogy of original Walking De...

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Written by Jay Bonansinga, based on the original series created by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead: Descent follows the events of The Fall of the Governor

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The Walking Dead MP3 Audiobook

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The zombie plague unleashes its horrors on the suburbs of Atlanta without warning, pitting the living against the dead. Caught in the mass exodus, Lilly Caul struggles to survive in a series...

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