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Tippi Hedren

Here is another song from "The Doctor Dolittle", performed magnificently by Sammy Davis Jr., and chosen to illustrate the beauty of the great actress Tippi Hedren, also a great protector of animals.
Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren (born in 1930) is an American actress with a career spanning six decades. She is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. Hedren was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, to a Swedish father and a German-Norwegian mother. Her father gave her the nickname "Tippi", meaning "little girl" in Swedish. When she reached her 18th birthday, she bought a ticket to New York and began a professional modeling career. Within a year she made her film debut as a Petty Girl model in "The Petty Girl" (1950) musical comedy. Enjoying a successful modeling career in the 1950's and 1960's, Tippi Hedren was discovered by Hitchcock. Hitchcock was looking for an actress who possessed something of the sophistication, self-assurance and cool-blonde sex appeal of Grace Kelly, with whom he had made three films. Hedren appeared in the Hitchcock films "The Birds" and "Marnie". Premiere magazine chose Hedren's character, Melanie Daniels in "The Birds", as one of "The 100 Greatest Characters of All Time". Charles Chaplin then cast her as the sophisticated, brittle, cheated-upon wife of Marlon Brando in his shipboard comedy "A Countess From Hong Kong" (1967). She made more than 40 films between 1967 and 2006. In 1981, Hedren produced "Roar", a grueling, five-year project starring dozens of African lions. "Roar" directly led to the 1983 establishment of the non-profit Roar Foundation and Hedren's Shambala Preserve, located at the edge of the Mojave Desert in Acton, California, between the Antelope Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A haven for endangered exotic big cats, Shambala currently houses some 70 animals, including African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, mountain lions and bobcats. Hedren lives on the Shambala site and conducts monthly tours of the preserve for the public.
Enjoy Tippi's supreme beauty and glamour!

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