A career spanning more than sixty years. A life spanning almost a century. Katharine Hepburn reached the height of success as an actress and also suffered through periods that would have ended other actresses' careers. But she persevered with a mix of humor and sarcasm, tenderness and brutal honesty. The world has not been the same since.Collected here are the words that made Katharine Hepburn "Kate" to millions of fans. It does not matter whether the words were originally hers or if they were written for her. Every word spoken in that all-too-familiar staunch New England accent instantly became Kate's.
Her early years of ambition, her later years of reflection have all been captured in this collection. Her views on marriage, career, and life often came across as shocking. But the shock was not in the words she said, but when she said them. Decades ahead of her time, Kate paved the way for the independent woman free to live as she wishes. Above all else, Kate was and always will be the unwavering voice of reason.
Katharine Hepburn once said that there is a difference between being an actor and being a star; she wanted to be a star. The words collected here, said both onstage and offstage, are proof that there is also a difference between being a star and being a legend. Katharine Hepburn is a legend.
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Susan Crimp is a noted journalist and the author of seven books on world-renowned personalities including Mother Teresa, the Kennedys, and the princesses of Monaco. She lives in New York City.From Publishers Weekly:
Readers who are unwilling to truck through A. Scott Berg's lengthy biography Kate Remembered may want to pick up Crimp's little volume of the great actress's best quips. The author of Touched by a Saint: Personal Encounters with Mother Teresa and The Many Lives of Elton John collects "Hepburnisms" on subjects ranging from love and marriage to aging gracefully, packaging them into an attractive bundle of text (printed in large font) and photographs. Upbeat and straightforward, Hepburn has spunky thoughts on women ("I find a woman's point of view much grander and finer than a man's"); life ("If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!"); and her career ("I don't care how afraid I may be inside-I do what I think I should"). Crimp refrains from making comments about Hepburn's thoughts, leaving readers to interpret them as they will. Although many of the quotations are missing year and source attributions, this collection provides a cheering, lighthearted survey of Hepburn's work and life. 39 b&w photos.
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