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How To Get Your Lion Back When It Runs Away: Life Lessons From Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith on the set of Roar.

Of course you know Tippi Hedren from The Birds. Less likely is that you've seen another movie she was in called Roar. It came out in 1981 and starred Hedren along with her then-husband, two of her stepsons and her daughter Melanie Griffith. (A third stepson worked behind the scenes.) It was a complete family production, filmed at their canyon ranch in Acton, out toward the desert from Burbank and Chatsworth. In addition to playing the lead role, Hedren's husband, Noel Marshall, acted as the movie's writer, producer and director. Hedren shopped for the movie's wardrobe. She also operated a backhoe [...]