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    Congratulations to Viola Davis for being the first ever African American woman to receive 3 Oscars Nominations. Viola Davis is nominated for “Best Supporting Actress”, “Best Picture”, and “Adapted Screenplay” for her hit movie “Fences” starring Denzel Washington. The film Fences, which was directed by Denzel Washington was adapted from the 1983 play by August Washington, focuses in on the experiences of Troy and Rose Maxon in Pittsburg during the 1950’s. "Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it," Davis tweeted excitedly after the nominees were announced. "Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!". Davis is not a stranger to the game. In 2015 she was the first black woman to win an Emmy as…

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    imagine being a star in an abundance of movies, receiving several awards, learning additional languages, and being named best dressed all in one lifetime? Audrey Hepburn was very well-known in the acting world, in addition, she was also a young philanthropist who loved helping and giving to people. Furthermore, she set the bar quite high with her sense of style. An acting career, many accomplishments, and an amazing family allowed Audrey Hepburn to be quite successful. Despite Audrey’s…

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    Barbra Joan Streisand is an accomplished singer, talented actress, and a generous philanthropist. She came into the world we live in on April 24, 1942, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York. She was born to her lovely parents, Diana and Emanuel Streisand. Originally, her name was spelt “Barbara,” but she hated it. She changed it by dropping the extra “a.” Barbra has two siblings, Roslyn and Sheldon. Streisand is the only artist/actress to receive a Tony, an Emmy, multiple Grammys including the…

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    “Cool, blonde and beautiful. Kelly was fire under ice.” (World, 134), producer Alfred Hitchcock describes actor Grace Kelly which would later be starred in three of his films. Over five years, Grace Kelly is casted in 11 films and over 60 televisions shows until settling down with a Prince and starting a family. Grace Kelly lead an extraordinary life pursuing an extremely successful acting career, but gave up hollywood to start a family with Prince Rainier III of Monaco. Grace Kelly was born on…

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    Elizabeth Taylor: The Woman Who Had A Passion For Life Most people know her for her “violet eyes”, or her eight marriages, yet don’t take the time to appreciate her contribution and inspiration to more than just young women. In Elizabeth Taylor’s 60 year career, she was able to attract many people’s attention and become an inspiration to a countless number of people through having starred in over 50 films, having been a nominee of five Academy Awards for Best Actress and awarded two, and…

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    Audrey Hepburn’s legacy Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston was born on May 4th in 1929. Her birthplace was Brussels, Belgium. Audrey’s parents were Ella Van Heemstra and Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston. Her Grandfather's were Aarnoud Van Heemstra and Victor John George Ruston. The Grandmother’s names were Elbrig Willemine Henriette Van Asbeck and Anna Ruston. Audrey only had two half brothers which their names were Lan Edgar Bruce Quarles Van Ufford and Arnoud Robert Alexander Quarles Van Ufford.…

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    A French writer, Colette, discovered her while in Monaco shooting a movie. According to History.com, Colette insisted that Hepburn should be casted as a main character in the Broadway version of her book Gigi. Audrey made her Broadway debut in 1951 (History.com). In 1953, due to her success in Gigi, she was cast as the lead in the film Roman Holiday. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for that film and won a Tony that same year for her starring role in Ondine. “Over the next decade,…

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    Have you ever heard of "The Sound of Music" or even the show called "Mary Poppins" then you might of heard of Julie Andrews. Julie Andrew was born on October 1, 1935 in England age of 82 years old. Julie birth name is Julia Elizbeth Wells. Her mother and stepfather are both performers for music. After she found out that she could sing her singing career went blazing through the sky. Through her childhood and her teens she perfromed in music halls. But when she turned 20 years old she launched…

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    with her to follow her dream of college and it is inspiring for young ladies to watch. I think the intended audience of the of the movie was young girls who are coming of age. The movie did showcase a hispanic family and some of their traditions and beliefs but all young women who watch it can take away a sense of empowerment. It could also teach that parents are their to raise you but that the child may not always agree with them and that making decisions that benefit them may be hard, but it…

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    increase her power over him. In fact, Jane Campion's film shows how ruthless a man can be when he finds himself in the presence of a woman totally devoid of any interest in pleasing his erotic fantasies. But since Baines' sexual interest in Ada is clearly evident from the moment of his very first appearance in the movie when he describes her as "tired" at first glance on the beach, rather than "stunted" as is Stewart's first impression of the woman, Baines' strategy to achieve his objective can…

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