Wednesday, April 9, 2014

H for Katherine Hepburn



BORN: May 12, 1907

DIED: June 29, 2003

AGED: 96 yrs-old age

MARRIED: once

AFFAIRS: John Ford, Howard Hughes, Spencer Tracy

FAMOUS PARTNER: Spencer Tracy

"The Great Kate", "Katherine of Arrogance". Very open family in some ways. dad used to walk around naked. Mother was a suffragette. Athletic, fiercely loyal. Lost oldest brother to suicide (hanging)-many in her family died from suicide. gave up career for a while to nurse Spencer Tracy-her greatest love. Considered, arguably, the best actress (Sorry Meryl but Kate, in my mind, is better). Nominated many times and won 4 times

OSCAR WINS: Morning Glory, The Lion In Winter, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, On Golden Pond

FILMS: Alice Adams, Sylvia Scarlett, Bringing Up Baby, Philadelphia Story, Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib, The African Queen

32 comments:

  1. I didn't know she had such a tragic family history. I've always enjoyed reading her interviews. She seemed ahead of her time in many ways.

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    1. her family was ahead of their times and somewhat strange. She was resilient

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  2. I LOVE Katherine Hepburn. She was a genius. So fierce, so brilliant, so funny.

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    1. She was great and I like her alot!

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  3. I haven't seen a Katerine Hepburn movie yet. I'll definitely give one of these a try. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. oh yes you must try one from every decade:) I could watch Philadelphia story over and over

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  4. Is it bad to say she always seemed to brash for me? I admire her ambition and talent--I just felt like she was the type who could really kick someone's butt if they angered her!

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    1. oh boy you ain't kiddin-she was really angry at the director on Suddenly Last Summer for how he treated Montgomery Clift. When she asked him, at the end, if they were done with every shot and no more retakes or anything else needed of her. the director said nope all done-she spat in his face!

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  5. The Great Kate. She could comedy and drama, as flawlessly as anyone. And what a businesswoman and Hollywood powerhouse.

    See ya 'round the web. All Things Kevyn

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    1. yup agreed and she was great in comedy!

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  6. The Lion in Winter is one of my favourite historical films. I like The Philadelphia Story too.

    Anabel at Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. 2 of my favs esp Philadephia Story

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  7. Isn't she just stunning. She, Lauren Bacall (for whom I'm named after) and Grace Kelly are my heroes. Substance and class.

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    1. I feel like they all had class and something extra that seems to be missing today

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  8. Oh man. I just discovered your blog from the A-to-Z website. Love, love, love your theme. Old-timey celebrities were so wonderful (and attractive!). I know they did the same stupid things and got into the same scandals as these days, but somehow they made it seem classier.

    Oh, and Katherine Hepburn was incredible.

    cdgallantking.ca

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    1. Thanks will check your blog too. They did some mighty amazingly dumb ass things too

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  9. She had an amazing career. And lived a long time!

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    1. I will have to find you in the list to look at yours:)

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  11. Would've been something to watch Kate & Meryl in a film. I agree, Kate was one of a kind. I like how spirited she was throughout her whole life.

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    1. She was spirited and loyal which I love. I am certain Meryl would have jumped at the chance to work with the great Kate

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  12. She's so gorgeous! I love all the stars you're bringing us in April! :)

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    1. Thanks and yes she was striking and her cheekbones are famous:)

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  13. She lived a full life. Is she related to Audrey Hedburn, or is Audrey Headburn related to her. Or is that just a coincidence? : )

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    1. Oh sorry I just realized that her last name was Hepurn, not Hedburn, I think that's different right? : )

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    2. Nope no relation at all. Audrey was born in Belgium so same last name but no relation

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  14. I loved her in just about everything she did. African Queen was my favorite!
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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  15. I watched guess who is coming home for dinner n loved it. Will watch philadelphia story on your recommendation
    I am guessing m would be marilyn monroe and s would be meryl streep. Cant wait for next week.

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    1. Sorry to both:) Let me know what you think of the Philadelphia Story

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  16. So many tragic deaths... Let me search for a movie of hers

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    1. Oh she made some great movies especially with Spencer Tracy

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