He did a variety of jobs to pay his way during this time, such as working as a disc jockey, being a radio station engineer, teaching fencing, driving a taxi and being a mechanic in a motorcycle repair shop.He worked in summer stock in New England and appeared at the open air Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. Now convinced that Audrey was the only woman on the planet who could bring Holly Golightly to life, one of the producers — Marty Jurow — flew out to meet her on a film set in the south of France. Hadn’t the great film director Billy Wilder once said that ‘Audrey Hepburn, singlehanded, may make bosoms a thing of the past’? Playing a woman of questionable virtue, he counselled his wife, could only do her image irreparable harm. ‘I can’t play a hooker,’ she told Jurow firmly but sweetly — and that appeared to be that. There, however, he was shocked to discover that their 29-year-old leading lady wasn’t quite as gamine as they’d imagined; in fact, she was heavily pregnant. But they hadn’t reckoned with Audrey’s controlling husband, Mel Ferrer, a B-movie actor and occasional director who was increasingly resentful of his wife’s success.He graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
Peppard became a major film star after landing the role as Audrey Hepburn's love interest in Breakfast At Tiffany's (left).Peppard made his stage debut in 1949 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.After moving to New York City, Peppard enrolled in the Actors Studio, where he studied the Method with Lee Strasberg. The cause was pneumonia, said his press representative, Cheryl J. He was admitted to the hospital on Thursday because he had trouble breathing, Ms. "The character is probably the best part I've had in my career," Mr. "It was a good script, and a good script is hard to find." An Engineering Student Mr. The show, which ran from 1983-87 on NBC, was a ratings blockbuster but drew fire from some critics, who described it as a violent demolition derby.