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Melanie Griffith Dedicates Beauty Award To Mum


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The Working Girl star took Tippi as her date to the second annual ceremony in Los Angeles, and she made sure to give her 86-year-old mother all of the credit for her good genes as she stepped up to accept the title from Angelina Jolie's actor dad, Jon Voight.

"Really, I would like to say that this should be for my mum, who's right there," Melanie, 58, told the crowd. "She is the timeless beauty. So mum, I'm going to take this on your behalf. I love you."

The dedication comes as Tippi battles back from a year of medical issues - she recently told WENN she underwent a 10-hour operation on the vertebrae in her neck a year ago, and spent much of 2015 nursing her pain.

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2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards - Arrivals

Melanie Griffith , Tippi Hedren - 2nd Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards Benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles at Avalon - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 21st February 2016

Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren
Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren
Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren
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Tippi Hedren Spent 2015 Battling Vertebrae Issue


Tippi Hedren The Birds

The Birds star, who turns 86 on Tuesday (19Jan16), tells WENN she underwent a 10-hour operation on the vertebrae in her neck a year ago, and spent much of 2015 nursing her pain.

"I had seen my MD (doctor of medicine) to stop my constant headaches and he looked at the MRI and said, 'How are you holding up your head?'" the veteran actress says. "He showed me the evidence of the problem existed in the vertebrae in my neck. Next minute, I was in the hospital.

"The day after the operation my truly brilliant Dr. Kavenfar explained it would take a full year before I would be feeling well, and for the anaesthesia to leave my body. For eight to nine months I would have to wear a Miami neck brace 24/7... After that, it would take another several months for my vertebrae to heal.

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Tippi Hedren Asks Fans For $86,000 As A Birthday Gift


Tippi Hedren The Birds

The Birds star is asking devotees to dig deep and help her raise $1,000 (£670) for every year of her life, so she can make sure the ROAR Foundation at her Shambala Reserve near Acton can offer the best care for the lions, tigers and other animals the actress and her volunteers have rescued.

"I'm having a birthday on January 19 and so many people have asked me, 'What do you want for your Birthday Tippi? Anything special?'" she writes in a statement obtained by WENN. "I thought for a few minutes and said, 'Yes, I know what I want - and it would be special. But it's not for me."

The actress, who is Melanie Griffith's mum and Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson's grandmother, adds, "I've got too much 'stuff' at this point in my life, and I'm going to be 86! I've been rescuing the Big Cat since 1973... and I have been Founder and President of the ROAR Foundation since 1983 to support The Wild Ones of Shambala. I've been in charge of raising the funds to support these magnificent Big Cats, all born in the U.S. to be sold as a pet or for financial exploitation.

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Tippi Hedren Mourning Loss Of Big Cat Sanctuary's 'Lion King'


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The veteran star reveals 16-year-old Zeus passed away on Friday (18Dec15) at her Shambala Preserve in Acton, California, 13 years after he was brought to live at the big cat sanctuary.

"Shambala's magnificent, cherished Lion King, Zeus, left us in body, forever," Hedren writes in her newsletter. "His life had been taken too soon, ravaged by a cancer that could not be controlled by us mortals..."

She goes on to remember Zeus as the real "Lion King", claiming he was "physically the perfect lion".

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Tippi Hedren Takes In Three Sad Tigers For Thanksgiving


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The three creatures arrived at the Shambala Preserve in Acton on Monday (23Nov15) after they were confiscated from a house in Ohio by officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"The tigers have names, the two females, Kendra and Jania, and the male, Shur-Kan," The Birds star tells WENN. "Other than that, no information has been made available to us, no medical records are available, not even their ages. All three were apparently living together in a small cage.

"They were all exhausted and unnerved by the long drive from the state of Ohio... It will take time for them to relax and feel secure. In a few days our veterinarian, Dr. Gay Naiditch, will do a work up on them to give us a base on the condition of their health. They will come into the preserve after their month's quarantine, which will be approximately Christmas time.

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Elle Women In Hollywood

Tippi Hedren - The 22nd Annual Elle Women in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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Dakota Johnson, Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Stella Banderas
Dakota Johnson, Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Stella Banderas

Tippi Hedren Urges Animal Lovers To Watch Harrowing New Lion Film


Tippi Hedren The Birds

The documentary will hit TV screens in America this coming weekend (17-18Oct15) and Hedren and her Roar Foundation partners at the Shambala Reserve in California want fans to watch - even though the footage will leave many shaken.

In a note to fans, she writes, "If you haven't seen Blood Lions on MSNBC, it will air on Saturday and Sunday... Be warned that it contains graphic footage of the inhumane treatment and killing of lions on lion farms and canned hunts in South Africa.

"It is all about huge amounts of money, and psychopaths who have no sense of conscience or remorse. THE KILLING OF WILD ANIMALS IS A HUGE FINANCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SPORT!!!!!! This documentary will make you angry and sick to your stomach. DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS ATROCITY FROM HAPPENING!!!! It is a hugely profitable, bloody business in South Africa!!!"

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Tippi Hedren To Join Cecil The Lion Protest At Safari Club International


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The beloved lion, famed for his black mane, was shot and killed by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer during an expedition in Zimbabwe last month (Jul15), prompting an international outcry - and now Hedren, who runs a big cat sanctuary in Acton, California, is joining other activists to protest the killing of African wildlife prior to a planned speech by big game trophy hunter Cam Greig.

A statement from The Birds star reads: "We need to put an end to needless sport killings like Cecil's and help bring awareness to the issue of sport hunting endangered species.

"Please bring signs, banners and megaphones."

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Tippi Hedren: 'Lion Killing Affected Me Physically'


Tippi Hedren The Birds

The Birds star, who is the president of the Roar Foundation charity and runs a big cat sanctuary in rural California, is one of the many celebrities who have spoken out against Dr. Walter Palmer, who shot and killed the Cecil the lion with a crossbow during a hunting expedition earlier this month (Jul15).

His guides had allegedly lured the big cat, who had become famous for his black mane, out of Hwange National Park, and Palmer subsequently issued a statement detailing his regret, insisting he had no idea the lion had protected status.

After the story broke, thousands of animal lovers slammed Palmer, and now Hedren tells Entertainment Tonight that she was shocked by the horrifying news.

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It's Farewell To Another Hollywood Great! 'The Birds' Star Rod Taylor Dies At 84


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Veteran actor Rod Taylor has passed away aged 84, with reports suggesting he collapsed following a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday (January 7th 2015). The news comes ahead of his 85th birthday on Sunday.

Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren in 'The Birds'
Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren in 'The Birds'

The star was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death according to People, with other reports suggesting he had just left a dinner party. There is no notion that he had been previously suffering from ill health in the months before his death.

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THE BIRDS STAR ROD TAYLOR DIES AT 84

Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor - Shown: Rod Taylor (as Mitch Brenner), Tippi Hedren (as Melanie Daniels) - London, United Kingdom - Friday 9th January 2015

Tippi Hedren Pays Tribute To Hitchcock & The Birds With Jungle Gym


Tippi Hedren Alfred Hitchcock The Birds

Actress Tippi Hedren has erected a replica of the jungle gym that features prominently in her classic Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds at her big cat sanctuary in rural California.

The metal frame, complete with a few fake blackbirds, has been donated to Hedren's Shambala Preserve as a reminder to fans of the film that made Hedren a big star.

She tells Wenn, "I wanted a tribute to The Birds to exist on the Shambala Preserve because without that film, I would not be doing the work with rescuing big cats born in the U.S. to be sold as pets or for financial gain.

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2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala Presented By Christian Dior Couture

Tippi Hedren - A host of stars attended the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala which was presented by Christian Dior Couture at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 8th October 2014

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Princess Grace Awards Gala 2014

Tippi Hedren - A host of stars attended the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala which was presented by Christian Dior Couture at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

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