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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Me

Stories of My Life

Author: Katharine Hepburn

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307807681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Admired and beloved by movie audiences for over sixty years, four-time Academy Award-winner Katharine Hepburn is an American classic. Now Miss Hepburn breaks her long-kept silence about her private life in this absorbing and provocative memoir. A NEW YORK TIMES Notable Book of the Year A Book-of-the-Month-Club Main Selection NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.
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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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Katharine Hepburn

A Remarkable Woman

Author: Anne Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493039202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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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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I Know Where I'm Going

Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography

Author: Charlotte Chandler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439153221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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• The private Hepburn in her own words: Katharine Hepburn draws on a series of interviews Chandler conducted with the actress during the 1970s and 1980s. Chandler also interviewed director George Cukor; Hepburn co-stars Cary Grant and James Stewart; and Laurence Olivier, Ginger Rogers, and other screen luminaries. . • A Hollywood icon unveiled: Notoriously guarded, Katharine Hepburn talks candidly with Chandler about her marriage, her long affair with Spencer Tracy, co-stars and movies, and the seminal event in her life—the suicide of her brother, whom she adored, when they were both in their teens. With her unprecedented access to Hepburn, Chandler has written a biography completely different from all others, including Hepburn’s own guarded book about herself. .
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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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Box Set: Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor

Author: Grace May Carter

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1640191917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1940

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Here, from New York Times bestselling biographer Grace May Carter, are the extraordinary lives of Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. Ingrid Bergman emerges as a devoted artist whose refusal to be a caricature caused her endless trouble - but also produced brilliant performances, from her early role opposite Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca to her profound and final appearance as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. In between, there were four children (including actress Isabella Rossellini), three husbands, and passionate affairs with war photographer Robert Capa, Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming, and Spellbound co-star Gregory Peck. She was perhaps the most international star in the history of entertainment, and, without a doubt, one of the most misunderstood. In a career that spanned six decades, two Academy Awards, and ten Oscar nominations, Bette Davis became one of the greatest screen legends of all time. But, as her epitaph says, "She did it the hard way." She was in constant battles with co-stars, directors, and studios and struggled with addictions to alcohol and cigarettes. She had four stormy marriages, and even her three children brought pain and controversy - one wrote a scathing tell-all book, another had a severe mental disability, and a third was the subject of a prolonged custody battle. But in her iconic film roles, Davis transcended her troubles to leave an indelible mark on American cinema. Possessing none of the glamorous beauty of Greta Garbo, she had something more powerful and lasting: a restless, incandescent energy that made her mesmerizing to watch on the big screen. Katharine Hepburn was far more than an iconic movie star who won four Academy Awards for best actress and made classic films that still rank among the greatest of all time. She also exerted a unique 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. So here is the full, epic story of "the patron saint of the independent American female," as one critic described her. Hepburn always lived life strictly on her own terms. And oh, what a life it was. For a time, Elizabeth Taylor was the world's biggest star, but it was her off-screen life - eight stormy marriages, a jewel-encrusted lifestyle, and struggles with weight and various addictions - that provided the most riveting drama. Long before the age of reality television, Taylor showed how fame could take on a volatile life of its own, obscuring the real person behind the media façade. Now, in this compelling biography, we meet the real Elizabeth Taylor as she grows from precocious child star to "the most beautiful woman in the world" to serious actress to pop-culture punch line, and finally, successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and HIV/AIDS activist. Along the way, she is vilified by fans for stealing singer Eddie Fischer from Debbie Reynolds, becomes trapped in a cycle of destructive affairs with Richard Burton, and desperately tries to recapture the childhood she never had with the eccentric pop star Michael Jackson. "I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions," she once said - and those passions make for a gripping, epic tale of tribulation and triumph.
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Kate

The Life of Katharine Hepburn

Author: Charles Higham

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393325980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Thoroughly revised and updated, this vivid biography surveys the life and career of the eminent American film and stage actress, highlighting important episodes and relationships in her life and outstanding productions and performances. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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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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