July 29, 2003 |
Katharine Hepburn specified in her will that her collection of memorabilia from her career -- including her four Oscars -- be left to a charitable organization to be chosen by her executors, according to the Smoking Gun Web site. The site had the actress' will and a codicil posted Monday for inspection. It referred to the documents as Connecticut Court of Probate records.
January 16, 1997
Katharine Macdonald, 47, a political publicist and journalist who explained California's Smog Check program. The daughter of the late actress Eve March, Macdonald was named for her godmother, Katharine Hepburn, and grew up in Hollywood. But she chose a career in public affairs, working first as scheduling assistant for Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh. She later served four years as press secretary to Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky.
July 25, 1996 |
Katharine Hepburn had it all: looks, smarts, sass and talent. The Newport Harbor Art Museum is presenting a three-film tribute to her starting Friday night with "Adam's Rib." The 1949 movie, directed by George Cukor, also stars Hepburn's equally famous real-life lover, Spencer Tracy. It's one of their better screen team-ups. He plays a prosecutor and she plays his defense attorney wife in a comedy that veers between screwball and sophistication.
August 5, 2004 |
Katharine Hepburn's waterfront home in Old Saybrook, Conn., has been sold to a neighbor who plans to renovate the property, Hepburn's real estate agent said. Frank Sciame, a New York City-based architect who owns F.J. Sciame Construction Co., signed a contract to buy the home, Colette Harron of the Mitchel Agency in Essex said Tuesday. She wouldn't reveal the sale amount but said it was less than the $12-million asking price.
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June 30, 2003 |
Katharine Hepburn, who transcended her screen roles by showing several generations how to be a woman in a way that combined sublime beauty and sexuality with fiery intelligence, died Sunday. She was 96. Her executor, Cynthia McFadden, said Hepburn died at 2:50 p.m. EDT at her home in Old Saybrook, Conn. She was surrounded by her family and died of complications associated with aging, McFadden said.
April 21, 1987 |
"Sylvia Scarlett." Nostalgia Merchant. $19.95. This is one of those movies--scandalous flops in their day--that assume a whole different meaning for later generations. In 1935, audiences were bewildered or put off by the sexual chic of this George Cukor film with its British milieu of careless rich people and amoral grifters preying on them, its tart John Collier lines and, worst of all, a heroine in drag for most of the story--Katharine Hepburn, posing as "Sylvester Scarlett."
June 22, 1997 |
George Cukor directed this Emmy-laden 1975 TV movie, which paired Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier for the first and only time. In James Costigan's Edwardian period romantic comedy, tinged with as much pathos ashilarity, Hepburn plays a rich, retired actress faced with a breach-of-promise suit brought against her by a much younger man. Olivier, an eminent barrister, is hired to defend her.