December 6, 1997 |
In Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," Tippi Hedren's character takes quite a pecking. But the actress' relationship with the animal kingdom has always been a harmonious and loving one. In 1983, she established the Shambala Preserve, a 60-acre habitat in Acton, Calif., for more than 60 big cats, from African lions and Bengal tigers to cheetahs and Asian leopards. Keeping them fed requires continual fund-raising, which brings Hedren to the Irvine Improv on Sunday night.