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June 10, 2015

The history of Henry Mancini's Moon River

Previously unreleased demo

Moon River was made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, in which she played the part of New York socialite Holly Golightly.
But Hepburn was not a trained singer and initially Paramount film-makers thought they would need to dub somebody else's voice. But the composer Henry Mancini persevered in composing something she could manage. "Henry was at home one night and we were watching Funny Face in which Audrey Hepburn sings How Long Has This Been Going On," recalls Mancini's widow Ginny. "He went to the piano and started playing it, and knew she could sing something in that range. - BBC News

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 10, 2015 3:25 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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