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Katharine Hepburn

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9780297813194: Katharine Hepburn

This is a biography of Kate Hepburn. What drove her? Why was she so loved? What led this fiercly independent woman to curl up devotedly outside Spencer Tracy's locked door while he drank himself unconscious? Hepburn's own books gave away nothing, but this biography sets out to bring alive three generations of fearless women shadowed by suicide and madness.

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Hollywood has produced many stars, but no one compares to Katharine Hepburn. She is the last of the great ones: a celebrated actress, a brilliant personality, an original.

Barbara Leaming has discovered thousands of never-before-seen documents that finally illuminate the mystery of this enigmatic, fascinating woman. Based on letters by Hepburn, her friends, and her family, as well as interviews with Hepburn herself, Leaming's book is a family story that brings alive three generations of fearless women, personal and political crusaders who shaped the history of women in our century.

Barbara Leaming has also written biographies of Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, and Bette Davis.

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Unlike Me, the best-selling personal memoir in which Katharine Hepburn offered only selected glimpses of her colorful and fascinating life, Barbara Leaming offers a comprehensive, full-scale, richly documented biography of America's last great actress. This is an intimate and candid portrait of a true Hollywood original. Black-and-white inserts.

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