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Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Say those words, Breakfast At Tiffany's and what comes into your mind? Audrey Hepburn with her sunglasses and black dress?

Well if novelist Truman Capote had got his way Marilyn Monroe would have played the part of Holly Golightly. It was the execs from Paramount who insisted on Hepburn, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar as Holly - a girl living off the gifts of generous suitors - who falls in love with new neighbour Paul (played by a pre-A Team George Peppard), a struggling writer being 'kept' by an older woman.

In the end the only Oscars the movie picked up went to Henry Mancini for his score and for the song 'Moon River'.

1961 Films: 101 Dalmatians | Breakfast at Tiffany's | Taste of Honey

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