Katharine Hepburn

Author: Jessica Hodge

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517067062

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 80

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Reviews the career of one of America's most beloved screen stars through a lavishly illustrated look at her many memorable roles, her famous partnership with Spencer Tracy, and her numerous box office hits.
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Katharine Hepburn

A Remarkable Woman

Author: Anne Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493039202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 2005

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Katharine Hepburn: grande dame of American actresses, fierce individualist, and living legend. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards and winner of four, Hepburn achieved stardom against formidable odds. The woman behind the legend emerges in this sympathetic yet clear-eyed portrait of her exceptional life and loves. Filled with accounts of her relationships with Spencer Tracy, Howard Hughes, and many others, here is the fascinating story of a determined and invincible woman. From her ferociously guarded private life to Broadway's lights and Hollywood's Golden Age, A Remarkable Woman reveals a star whose courage and magnetism knew no bounds. Throughout her life Hepburn spoke her mind, mixing a native Yankee forthrightness with the social conscience she learned from her parents and her own brand of stubbornness. This book is a fascinating look not only at the invincible Katherine Hepburn but at a whole era—the golden age of Hollywood set against the struggles for women’s equality and the glittering lights of Broadway.
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Katharine Hepburn

Author: Barbara Leaming

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780380727179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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Drawing on interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, a portrait of the actress provides a study of Hepburn's troubled youth, romances with Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes, and her theatrical and film career
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Katharine Hepburn

Author: Grace May Carter

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612309615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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Katharine Hepburn was far more than an iconic movie star who won four Academy Awards for best actress (the most ever) and made classic films - The African Queen, The Philadelphia Story, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - that still rank among the greatest of all time. She also exerted a singular influence on American popular culture, challenging rigid assumptions about how women should behave - and almost single-handedly gave them permission to wear pants. The list of adjectives used to describe Hepburn - bold, stubborn, witty, beautiful - only begin to hint at the complex woman who entranced audiences around the world (she could also be controlling, selfish, and self-righteous). So here is the full, epic story of "the patron saint of the independent American female," as one critic described her - from her breakthrough in Hollywood in the early 1930s to On Golden Pond in the 1980s to her dramatic affairs with Howard Hughes and Spencer Tracy and beyond. With her distinctive, patrician voice and tsunami-force personality, Hepburn always lived life strictly on her own terms. And oh, what a life it was.
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The Katharine Hepburn Handbook - Everything you need to know about Katharine Hepburn

Author: June Lord

Publisher: Emereo Publishing

ISBN: 1486435610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career. Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942's Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy's death. Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema. This book is your ultimate resource for Katharine Hepburn. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about her Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Katharine Hepburn filmography, A Bill of Divorcement, Christopher Strong, Morning Glory (1933 film), Little Women (1933 film), Spitfire (1934 film), The Little Minister, Break of Hearts, Alice Adams (film), Sylvia Scarlett, Mary of Scotland (film), A Woman Rebels, Quality Street (1937 film), Stage Door, Bringing Up Baby, Holiday (1938 film), The Philadelphia Story (film), Woman of the Year, Keeper of the Flame (film), Stage Door Canteen, Dragon Seed (film), Without Love, Undercurrent (film), The Sea of Grass (film), Song of Love (film), State of the Union (film), Adam's Rib, The African Queen (film), Pat and Mike, Summertime (film), The Rainmaker (1956 film), The Iron Petticoat, Desk Set, Suddenly, Last Summer (film), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962 film), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter (1968 film), The Madwoman of Chaillot (film), The Trojan Women (film), A Delicate Balance (film), Rooster Cogburn (film), Olly Olly Oxen Free (film), On Golden Pond (1981 film), Grace Quigley, Love Affair (1994 film) Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
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Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn

Hollywood's Most Famous Couple

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984950383

Category:

Page: 126

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*Includes pictures. *Includes Hepburn and Tracy's quotes about their lives and careers. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four." - Katharine Hepburn Of all the screen legends whose names remain synonymous with Hollywood, few took as long to become a star as Spencer Tracy, who is today recognized as one of the greatest actors ever but whose career did not truly take off until he was already in his mid-30s. After languishing with Fox for 5 years and over two dozen movies, one biographer had summed up his career to that point in time: "Tracy was scarcely a blip on the box office barometer in 1935, a critics' darling and little more." However, after joining MGM in 1935, Tracy catapulted to fame with one of the most impressive runs in Hollywood history, winning Oscars for Best Actor in 1938 and 1939 after already being nominated in 1937. Over the next three decades, Tracy would appear in classics like Captains Courageous and Judgment at Nuremburg, appear in 9 films with Katharine Hepburn, and receive 9 Oscar nominations over a span of 32 years, including for his final film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Several contemporaries considered Tracy the greatest actor of his era, a sentiment summed up by actor Richard Widmark, who once said, "He's the greatest movie actor there ever was...I've learned more about acting from watching Tracy than in any other way." Tracy's career earned him an unbelievable number of accolades, and a place in the American Film Institute's Top 10 actors of the 20th century, but it's also an open question how much more he could have accomplished without a litany of health problems brought on by alcohol. Even as he went years at a time without drinking, the effects gradually wore him down physically, and by his early 60's, he needed full-time care, provided mostly by his most famous co-star and lover, Katharine Hepburn. Ironically, his relationship with Hepburn has actually served to overshadow his own acting career among modern viewers, even as his acting abilities remain universally recognized. Early in her career, there was no actress more controversial than Katharine Hepburn. By the end of her career, there was no actress more beloved than Katharine Hepburn. Famously labeled "box office poison" in 1938, it is clear that Hollywood was not prepared for the young Hepburn. Yet, even after being scorned by the general public, Hepburn still retained a magnetism that would endear her to the public for decades to come, and after a tumultuous first decade as an actress, Hepburn became arguably the biggest box office sensation in the industry. Moreover, in an era when most actresses were unable to secure starring roles after reaching middle age, Hepburn remained a leading lady even after turning 60. Hepburn acted in some capacity from the start of the 1930s through the early-1990s, and it is important to view how the nature of Hepburn's roles changed from her youth to old age. Aside from being one of the most recognized and acclaimed actresses in history, Hepburn's career is also of great importance because she forced Americans to reevaluate their expectations for female behavior, both in films themselves and off the movie set as well. As society began to pay greater attention to the importance of strong roles for women, Hepburn's career gained an even greater importance, and at a time in which women were expected to be passive, she was a fiercely individual figure who offered a daring alternative to the conventions of femininity that had long existed in American culture. This biography profiles the lives and careers of two of Hollywood's biggest icons. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Tracy and Hepburn like you never have before.
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The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn: Fine Art as a Way of Life

Author: Maryann Pasda Diedwardo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434365328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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THE LEGACY OF KATHARINE HEPBURN: Fine Art as a Way of Life Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo Memoir The legacy of the late Katharine Hepburn undeniably benefits a twenty-first century audience, because Kate identifies the artistic spirit. As one of the most important women of the twentieth century, Hepburn was an artist who exemplified the independent character, freedom and opportunity available to women as paramount whether she was on stage or in film. As the late Hepburn, she has become a living art spirit with a legacy that acts as a shining example.
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Stories of My Life

Author: Katharine Hepburn

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0345410092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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With the publication of The Making of the African Queen in 1987, Katharine Hepburn proved that she can number writing among her many talents, and that her humor and intelligence, and the inimitable cadences of her voice translate vividly to the printed page. Now, with characteristic gusto and candor, she delivers her eagerly awaited memoir. 75 photographs.
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Katharine Hepburn

An Independent Woman

Author: Ronald Bergan

Publisher: Arcade

ISBN: 9781611457148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Bergan provides a glimpse into the life of a Hollywood legend, by charting both her career, which spanned seven decades, and her off-screen relationships with many of her leading men. When Katharine Hepburn arrived in Hollywood in 1932, studio executives were confounded by a rare beauty who displayed both an imperturbable sense of humor and an intelligent sensibility. Nobody on screen could be so funny and so moving in making a fool of herself, or so touching in reclaiming her dignity. According to George Cukor, her friend and the director of eight of her films, “She always challenged the audience, [and] that wasn’t the fashion in those days.” Much like Hepburn herself, her career followed no conventional pattern. Her on-screen personae ranged from the headstrong girl of her early appearances to the vaguely authoritative spinster of her later films; her performances won her a string of accolades, from her first Oscar for Morning Glory in 1933 to her fourth for On Golden Pond in 1981—with which she became the first (and to date only) winner of four Oscars for Best Actress, from a record twelve nominations. Hepburn was always her own woman, insisting on and retaining the respect of all who worked with her. She refused to give in to the studio’s publicity demands, avoiding interviews and always wearing pants off the set. With her fierce, no-nonsense beauty—to which the 150 sumptuous photographs in this book amply testify—her strong-minded outspokenness, and her controlled yet sparkling performances, she will always be one of cinema’s most seductive illustrations of the advantages of independence.
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Remembering Katharine Hepburn

Stories of Wit and Wisdom About America's Leading Lady

Author: Ann Nyberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493025465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A sweet, inspiring, and captivating look at a woman who was an inspiration for many and whose legacy and stories should be shared with a new generation of fans. Journalist and news anchor, Ann Nyberg, delves into the long, extraordinary life of Katharine Hepburn through the personal stories of those whose lives she influenced in even the tiniest way. From tales from her beloved Fenwick in Connecticut to stories about her days in Hollywood to adventures with “Aunt Kat,” Nyberg interviews the people who knew Kate and cared for her––her friends, her fans, her family, and her neighbors––as they recount endearing tales of about her life. Alongside these stories and iconic photographs are inspiring quotes from Katharine herself, and the famous characters she played, that highlight her individuality, confidence, determination, and zest for life! She was bold, brash, and beautiful––a woman way ahead of her time with a unique spunk admired by many.
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