Audrey Sang The Song But Henry Got The Oscar
Audrey Hepburn was the original singer of Moon River in the movie classic of 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s where she sang it on her fire escape.
2 Oscars Actually!!
One Academy Award for Original Music Score to Henry Mancini.
And another Academy Award for Best Song “Moon River”to Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini. Wiki
What Henry Mancini Said:
Mancini was heavily inspired by the film’s star Audrey Hepburn. “I kind of knew what to write, at least what track I should be on, by reading the script,” he said. “And Audrey’s big eyes gave me the push to get a little more sentimental than I usually do. Those eyes of hers could carry it I knew that. Moon River was written for her. No one else has ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of Moon River, but hers is unquestionably the greatest. umich