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Episode 28 of 52: In which Katharine Hepburn proves hitting like a girl is a good thing.
Guess what! My dad met Katharine Hepburn. Decades before I was born, unfortunately, which seems like poor parenting on his part. Anyway, my dad was a professional tennis player in the early 1970s. Since he looked cute in shorts and was charming company (two traits I inherited from him along with his humility), he’d get invited to parties before tournaments in La and Las Vegas. At one such party, he met Kate the Great. Dad’s words:
“I recall her as being very petite, wonderful husky voice, would look at you directly when speaking… Like so many actors, actresses etc., incredible charisma… Incredible spunk but not an outstanding athlete... By the then Hollywood standards, she may well have been great.”
Please keep in mind that this meeting was twenty years after Pat and Mike, »
- Anne Marie
Independent producers Permut Presentations and Reunion Pictures have developed “Tracy and Hepburn” with David Rambo writing the script. Story would follow the relationship between the two — from their meeting at MGM before making “Woman of the Year” in 1942 to Tracy’s death in 1967 after they worked on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Tracy died 17 days after shooting wrapped on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Hepburn won her second of four Oscars for the performance.
Tracy remained married throughout the affair, which was kept private with both maintaining separate residences. Hepburn began speaking about the affair in the early 1980s.
Richardson told Variety that plans are »
- Dave McNary
2 items from 2014
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