Today in History: Roman Holiday Opens, Featuring Hepburn’s First Starring Role

ROMAN-HOLIDAYOn this day in 1953, Roman Holiday, featuring Audrey Hepburn in her first starring movie role, premieres in New York City.

Hepburn’s performance in Roman Holiday, as a European princess who ditches her official duties and falls for an American journalist while on tour in Rome, earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.

She was instantly established as a leading Hollywood star. Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, in Belgium.

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