Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful actress and philanthropist. She really had such grace, such a kind and gentle way about her. You do know all about her, don't you? If not, please read about her life story here. She sung the song "Moon River" in the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's". This is really her singing voice which I think is very charming. Of course, she did not sing the songs in "My Fair Lady", those songs were dubbed by Marnie Nixon, much to the dismay of Audrey Hepburn.
The lyrics to the song "Moon River" are by Johnny Mercer. He was an incredible talent and such a nice gentleman that he and Audrey Hepburn are somehow linked together in my mind in a common bond of goodness. He wrote over 1500 songs and was a co-founder of Capitol Records. (Yes, fifteen HUNDRED songs!) You may read more about him just here. Johnny Mercer must have really liked the phrase in this song, "My huckleberry friend", since that is what he titled his last album of his songs, "My Huckleberry Friend-Johnny Mercer Sings The Songs of Johnny Mercer. Now, I have read different meanings for "huckleberry" but I believe that his meaning is from Mark Twain's book, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". If you have a huckleberry friend, that is a friend who will stand by you, no matter what. If you don't understand how that can be from this book, then you need to re-read the book! ( Huck was prepared to turn in the runaway slave that had been caring for him all along the river, but he just couldn't do it. The chapter "You Can't Pray A Lie" is so memorable to me, I remember the name of the chapter!)
Johnny Mercer was from Savannah, Georgia so I hope you will forgive me if I admit that I feel a bit of a kinship with him! I have been to Savannah, but I have never been to his house which is now also known as the house where "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" was filmed.
Audrey Hepburn's image is now being used for a chocolate TV ad and it will use this song within the ad as well. Oh dear, perhaps this will send folks to search engines to find out about Audrey Hepburn and Johnny Mercer, if they don't already know them. The world could use some huckleberry friends just now!