‘Birds’ Actress Tippi Hedren Wins $1.5M for Freak Bird-Related Injury

The actress had crippling headaches in the 90s which resurfaced after accident

   

‘Birds’ Actress Tippi Hedren Wins $1.5M for Freak Bird-Related Injury

Tippi Hedren is perhaps best-known as the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. However, the actress has been making headlines recently for a legal battle related to an avian-related injury on the set of a TV show.

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Hedren was awarded $1.5 million in damages by a court seven years after suffering a freak accident during the filming of Fashion House. A gallon of water fell on the Birds actress and hit her at about 25 miles per hour, bringing back a series of crippling headaches that Tippi Hedren had suffered in the 1990s.

The irony behind it all is the fact that the bizarre accident might have been caused by a bird. The water had “accumulated on a plastic tarp under the sound stage’s plywood roof, possibly because a bird’s nest was blocking a condensation tube in the air conditioning system.”

Tippi Hedren underwent spinal fusion surgery about two months before the accident to get rid of the aforementioned headaches.


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