TIPPI HEDREN was recently the subject of new HBO Biopic, about film director
Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession with Ms. Hedren, entitled "The Girl" and also
appeared in the seasons opening episode of the FOX hit "Raising Hope," playing
the mother of a character played by her real life daughter, Melanie Griffith.
Her grand daughter, Dakota Johnson, is carrying on the family legacy with her
recent hit series, Ben & Kate, and the upcoming film "50 Shades of Grey."
From drama and terror to comedy, the career of actress Tippi Hedren has been
meteoric, and eclectic. She is only actress to have worked under the direction
of both Hitchcock and Chaplin. Having never been out of work since she made her
film debut in “The Birds,” Tippi continues to work frequently in motion
pictures, theatre, and episodic television. Tippi's contributions to cinema
have been honored with Life Achievement awards world-wide and she was honored as
a "Woman of Vision" by Women of Film and Video in Washington, D.C., receiving
the Presidential Medal for her work. In 2000, Tippi was honored as "Best
Actress in a Comedy Short" in the film "Mulligans!" at the Method Fest,
Independent Film Festival, and in 2002, Tippi won "best Actress" for the short
film "Tea With Grandma" from the New York International Independent Film
Festival. In 2009 and 2010, audiences and critics alike responded positively
to her roles on 4400 as Lily Moor Tyler, on Fashion House as Doris Thompson or
on CSI as Karen Rosenthal, for which she received EMMY consideration. In 2010,
Ms. Hedren was one of nine Legendary Ladies of Stage & Screen to have items
from items from their careers inducted into the Smithsonian's first permanent
"Entertainment Exhibit." However, the star of Hitchcock's "The Birds," "Marnie"
and "The Countess of Hong Kong" is so much more, as the founder and President of
The Roar Foundation and the Shambala preserve, a refuge for abused and unwanted
exotic cats. Ms. Hedren has not only had an extremely active acting career, but
one as a political lobbyist as well. The recent disaster in OH has brought Ms.
Hedren and her efforts in Congress to the forefront. Her latest Bill is being
presented to Congress, to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981, prohibits
breeding of exotic big cat species, and for other purposes. Like many other
sanctuaries across the country, Ms Hedren's Shambala among those that are
currently overflowing with abandoned and abused exotic felines. In 2014, Tippi
will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock's last film and
masterpiece, "Marnie," which Tippi received a Golden Globe for her role of the
films lead character and namesake.
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