Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Kathleen Ruston was born May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium to a wealthy and cosmopolitan family. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston was born in Bohemia of Austrian and English descent. When her parents divorced, Audrey and her mother moved to London but returned to the Netherlands where they lived for the duration of the war. During the battle of Arnhem, 16-year-old Audrey was a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital that received many wounded Allied soldiers. One of them whom she helped nurse back to health was a young British paratrooper - and future director - Terence Young. More than 20 years later, Young directed her in Wait Until Dark (1967). During the war Audrey suffered from severe malnutrition and depression. In 1948, when she was studying for a modeling career a film producer saw her and gave her a bit part in Dutch in Seven Lessons. Three years later, Audrey went to the US where she thought there would be greater opportunities for her. Her first role in Hollywood was Roman Holiday in 1953. The rest is history.

Honoring a Master of Horror

Vincent Price will be inducted into the California Independent Film Festival's Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum at the New Rheem Theatre on Saturday, March 7. The all-day festival includes four of the horror actor's classic films, a lecture on Price and his legacy, and the induction ceremony itself.

Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter, was originally scheduled to talk about her famous father, but had to cancel her appearance on short notice for personal reasons. Giving the keynote lecture instead will be CAIFF President Derek Zemrak and CAIFF co-founder Leonard Pirkle.

Famous for remaining relevant during a 65-year career that began on Broadway with Helen Hayes and included film noir classics like "Laura," beguiling television appearances ("Batman" and "The Brady Bunch"), classic horror films like "House of Wax" and concluding with his final role, as an inventor in Tom Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" in 1990, Price was a connoisseur of fine wine and dining.

"He was a renowned cook and traveled all over the world consulting with restaurants. Not many people know that," Zemrak said.