Written by Cynthia Fridsma
They say that nobody lives forever, but Katharine Hepburn won't be forgotten.
The first lady of Hollywood past away on June 29, 2003 at the age of 96 in Old Saybrook.
Born in Connecticut, she attended Bryn Mawr College where she was an actress
in college plays. In 1928 she first appeared on the stage, and in 1932 first appeared
in a motion picture, A Bill of Divorcement.
was known for her portrayal of strong women at a time when many
believed that such images were box office poison. Her relationship both
on- and off-screen with actor Spencer Tracy (films from 1942-1967) were
a matter of some notoriety.
During her lifetime she played in more than 50 movies and won four Oscars for her acts in "Morning glory" (1933), "Guess who's coming to dinner" (1967), "The lion in winter" (1968) and "On golden pond" (1981).
The latest movie in which she appeared was in 1994 (when she was at the age of 87) and titled "Love affair".
The American president George W. Bush was on off the first to honor the Hollywood legend. He said that the American people will remember her as one of the nation's artistic treasures.
A 20-Year Talk With Hepburn Is Being Published
By DAVID CARR
years everything was in place for the publication of "Kate Remembered,"
every thing save one. That event occurred when Katharine Hepburn died
at age 96.(July 6, 2003)
From Katharine to Julia and Sharon
By ELVIS MITCHELL
lesson most modern actresses have learned at Katharine Hepburn's feet:
if you refuse to bow down, the world will eventually bow down to you.
(July 6, 2003)
Remembering Hepburn, Floppy Pants and All
By LILLIAN ROSS
affectations notwithstanding, Katharine Hepburn had a kind of pure
Puritan strength — sure of herself, sure of her life, sure of her love.
(July 2, 2003)
Bringing Up Baby
By FRANK S. NUGENT
Hepburn has a role which calls for her to be breathless, senseless, and
terribly, terribly fatiguing. She succeeds, and we can be callous
enough to hint it is not entirely a matter of performance. (March 4,
The Philadelphia Story
By BOSLEY CROWTHER
way Miss Hepburn plays Tracy Lord, with the wry things she is given to
say, she is an altogether charming character to meet cinematically.
(Dec. 27, 1940)
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Long Day's Journey Into Night
By BOSLEY CROWTHER
Hepburn is tricky and uneven in the difficult role of the wife and
mother in this divided family — probably because she has too much to
do. (Oct. 10, 1962)
On Golden Pond
By VINCENT CANBY
Hepburn needs someone to support, challenge and interact with. Henry
Fonda is the best thing that's happened to her since Spencer Tracy and
(Dec. 4, 1981)
The Complete List
From 1932 to 1999, Katharine Hepburn appeared in more than 43 films and dozens of stage and television performances.
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