The purr-formance: The cat, aptly named Cat, becomes a pivotal character in the film as Paul Varjak (George Peppard) helps Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) reexamine her quasi-hedonistic life. The cat's meow: Although Cat is a loyal friend to Holly, she kicks him out of a cab in the rain because of her fear of facing her real life but eventually runs after him when she realizes letting him go was a mistake. This same feline did manage to claw his way to stardom. Orangey, an orange tabby who plays Cat, earned two Patsy Awards (the animal world's Oscar equivalent) for his work in the 1951 baseball comedy "Rhubarb" and as Hepburn's companion in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." His career lasted 15 human and 76 cat years.
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