If the story of Dorcas Nowell -- and her rise from a Long Island office worker in the 1940s to a famous fashion model and celebrity -- sounds like a Hollywood production, that's because it actually was: Dorcas, a part-time model, caught the eye of famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon, changed her name to Doe Avedon after marriage, and their whirlwind romance wound up being the basis of 'Funny Face,' the 1957 film with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. Doe Avedon passed away on Sunday at the age of 86, following complications from pneumonia.
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