Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Lady of Grace

After her acting career. Audrey took on the role of Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF.

UNRRA, a forerunner of UNICEF saved her life at the end of World War II. Taught to put others before herself, she began to travel the world to see firsthand the damage done by drought, famine, and the cruelty of humanity. She was also credited with bringing the world's attention to the tragedy of Somalia, and she added a new dimension to the role of Goodwill Ambassador.

On one trip she developed stomach pains. After returning home, she went to her doctor to find she'd developed colon cancer. She underwent surgery but the cancer spread none the less.

On January 20, 1993, Audrey passed peacefully in her sleep, but she left us all some wonderful films to remember her by.

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