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Sabrina

1. Sabrina is the ancient name of the English River Severn as well as the goddess of that river in Insular Brythonic mythology.

2. Sabrina is the title of a movie produced in 1954 and remade in 1995. The story was originally written by Samuel Taylor[?] for the stage as Sabrina Fair, or A Woman of the World.

The 1954 version was adapted by Billy Wilder, Samuel Taylor[?] and Ernest Lehman[?], and was directed by Wilder. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Wilder for the Academy Award for Directing.

The 1995 version was adapted by Barbara Benedek[?] and David Rayfiel[?], based on the 1954 screenplay. It was directed by Sydney Pollack[?], and stars Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond[?] and Greg Kinnear[?].

In the 1995 version, the protagonist, Linus Larrabee, is described by Sabrina (quoting what she has heard from others) as "the world's only living heart donor. He thinks that morals are paintings on walls and scruples are money in Russia."

In 1996 came a Showtime TV movie starring Melissa Joan Hart.She along with Caroline Rhea and her real-life sister Emily Hart starred in the sitcom which ran from 1996-2003.The series ended with Hart's Sabrina getting back together with her ex-boyfriend Harvey.

In 2002 the United States Library of Congress deemed the 1954 film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.



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