Episode 49 of 52: In which Katharine Hepburn
, octogenarian and Academy Award-winning legend, wrestles a convict and wins.
“You’re too old not to be interesting,” Ryan O’Neal tells Katharine Hepburn
midway through The Man Upstairs
. As the 1980s rolled into the 1990s, that certainly turned out to be the case for Kate. The formerly private star was now the subject of documentaries, interviews, and the 1990 Kennedy Centers Honors. When she released her autobiography Me: Stories of My Life in 1992, it would have been fair to say that Kate was the busiest recluse in the business.
By this time, there had been so many biographies, interviews, and fictionalizations of her life--of which The Man Upstairs
would prove to be another example--so Katharine Hepburn
’s autobiography was her chance to set her life in stone once and for all. Told in Hepburn’s typical forthright, conversational style, Me: Stories From My