Tippi Hedren Revisited

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Award-winning actress Tippi Hedren dishes about working with Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin in this candid interview.  Hedren also offers advice about keeping wild animals as pets. This lovely actress, best known for her work in two Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, The Birds and Marnie, devotes considerable time to animal rights activities and other important causes. Film critic Diana Saenger from Classic Movie Guide joins in the fun.

Hedren earned a Golden Globe for her performance in The Birds. Among her other films are such offerings as Chaplin’s The Countess from Hong Kong plus Citizen Ruth, I Heart Huckabees, Pacific Heights, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Free Samples, Return to Babylon and Roar, a movie Hedren produced and starred in with her daughter, Melanie Griffith. Her upcoming film credits include roles in The Ghost and the Whale and Lizzie’s World: The Secret of the Magic Trunk. Hedren has appeared in numerous TV shows including Cougar, Raising Hope, The 4400, Hart to Hart and Murder, She Wrote.

Several charitable and humanitarian causes have benefited from Hedren’s support. She has served as a volunteer International Relief Coordinator and traveled worldwide to set up “relief programs following earthquakes, hurricanes, famine and war.” She is also an avid supporter of the ROAR Foundation and the Shambala Preserve.

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