History Creator / KatharineHepburn

16th Jan '18 7:39:50 AM costanton11
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* IntergenerationalFriendship: Notable ones are Creator/LaurenBacall (17 years), Creator/BrianBlessed (29 years), and to a lesser extent, Music/MichaelJackson (51 years).


Added DiffLines:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Katharine vied hard for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', practically demanding to be handed the role only for the movie producer David O. Selznick to bluntly state, "I can't see Rhett Butler chasing you for twelve years" as he believe she had no sex appeal for the part.
15th Jan '18 4:54:52 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' (1968), as Eleanor of Aquitaine. The third of her UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning roles. Shared the Oscar with Creator/BarbraStreisand for ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'', after the vote ended in a tie. This was only the second time that a tie was declared in an acting category, and the first time ever that an EXACT tie occurred (in the Academy's earliest years, all one had to do was earn within 3 votes of 1st place to tie, which allowed Wallace Beery and Fredric March to share the Best Actor statue of 1932).

to:

* ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' (1968), as Eleanor of Aquitaine. The third of her UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning roles. Shared the Oscar with Creator/BarbraStreisand for ''Theatre/FunnyGirl'', after the vote ended in a tie. This was only the second time that a tie was declared in an acting category, and the first time ever that an EXACT tie occurred (in the Academy's earliest years, all one had to do was earn within 3 votes of 1st place to tie, which allowed Wallace Beery Creator/WallaceBeery and Fredric March Creator/FredricMarch to share the Best Actor statue of 1932).
13th Sep '17 3:13:39 AM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 June 29, 2003) was, according to the American Film Institute, the greatest female star ever to grace American cinema.

to:

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 June 29, 2003) was, according to the American Film Institute, Creator/AmericanFilmInstitute, the greatest female star ever to grace American cinema.
1st Jul '17 11:11:49 AM RoseAndHeather
Is there an issue? Send a Message


No, she's not related to Creator/AudreyHepburn. (She was from across the pond.) [[note]]They were, in fact, close friends in real life; Katharine nicknamed her "my little daughter".[[/note]]

to:

No, she's not related to Creator/AudreyHepburn. (She Creator/AudreyHepburn, who was from across the pond.) pond. [[note]]They were, in fact, close friends in real life; Katharine nicknamed her "my little daughter".[[/note]]
1st Apr '17 4:00:41 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Desk Set'' (1957), as Bunny Watson. The eighth of her films with Spencer Tracy.

to:

* ''Desk Set'' ''Film/DeskSet'' (1957), as Bunny Watson. The eighth of her films with Spencer Tracy.
26th Feb '17 10:37:27 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A long string of memorable films followed, among them ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (opposite the equally legendary HumphreyBogart), ''Theatre/LongDaysJourneyIntoNight'', ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'', and ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. She also made nine films -- largely romantic comedies -- with Creator/SpencerTracy, whom she met on the set of their first film, ''Film/WomanOfTheYear.'' The couple [[RomanceOnTheSet became romantically involved during that film]] and, in spite of Tracy's marriage to another woman whom he refused to divorce, remained together until Tracy's death in 1967. Hepburn categorically refused to watch ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', their last film together, because the memories of Tracy were too painful for her.

to:

A long string of memorable films followed, among them ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (opposite the equally legendary HumphreyBogart), Creator/HumphreyBogart), ''Theatre/LongDaysJourneyIntoNight'', ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'', and ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. She also made nine films -- largely romantic comedies -- with Creator/SpencerTracy, whom she met on the set of their first film, ''Film/WomanOfTheYear.'' The couple [[RomanceOnTheSet became romantically involved during that film]] and, in spite of Tracy's marriage to another woman whom he refused to divorce, remained together until Tracy's death in 1967. Hepburn categorically refused to watch ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', their last film together, because the memories of Tracy were too painful for her.
6th Jan '17 5:26:54 PM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


No, she's not related to Creator/AudreyHepburn. (She was from across the pond.)

to:

No, she's not related to Creator/AudreyHepburn. (She was from across the pond.)) [[note]]They were, in fact, close friends in real life; Katharine nicknamed her "my little daughter".[[/note]]
29th Dec '16 10:42:18 AM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Being tart and abrasive, which led some of her Hollywood detractors to nickname her "Katherine of Arrogance." During the filming of ''Film/SuddenlyLastSummer'', she was so disgusted with how the director treated another actor that she ''spat right in his face'' when filming was over - and Hepburn herself was notorious for belittling and criticizing actors who didn't measure up to her standards. She once tore into Creator/RobertMitchum for doing an unflattering yet accurate impression of her, telling him he had no talent and only got by on his looks. His response? He just shrugged as if to say ''Whatever''.

to:

* Being tart and abrasive, which led some of her Hollywood detractors to nickname her "Katherine "Katharine of Arrogance." During the filming of ''Film/SuddenlyLastSummer'', she was so disgusted with how the director treated another actor that she ''spat right in his face'' when filming was over - and Hepburn herself was notorious for belittling and criticizing actors who didn't measure up to her standards. She once tore into Creator/RobertMitchum for doing an unflattering yet accurate impression of her, telling him he had no talent and only got by on his looks. His response? He just shrugged as if to say ''Whatever''.
28th Dec '16 12:27:05 PM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealitySubtext: [[invoked]] When Creator/SpencerTracy did his "If it's half of what we felt, it's everything" speech in ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', Hepburn is seen standing to the side with tears spilling down her cheeks. That wasn't acting - Tracy's monologue was very obviously about his real life relationship with Hepburn.

to:

* RealitySubtext: [[invoked]] When Creator/SpencerTracy did his "If it's half of what we felt, it's everything" speech in ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', Hepburn is seen standing to the side with tears spilling down her cheeks. That wasn't acting - -- Tracy's monologue was very obviously about his real life relationship with Hepburn.


Added DiffLines:

* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Hepburn might as well be the best example of the Mid-Atlantic accent: the typical dialect that many movie stars were using in their films at the time. What made it her trademark was that she never changed her voice, no matter what character she was, making her a member of {{Small Reference Pool|s}} of old/outdated dialects. (Although, the accent ''did'' manage to give her a convincing posh southern-[[UsefulNotes/TheMidlands English]] accent for the missionary Rose in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen''.)
24th Dec '16 5:15:34 AM Kitchen90
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After ''Little Women'', Hepburn unfortunately hit a rough patch. For a number of years, she was given unsuitable roles by RKO, in films such as ''The Little Minister'', ''Film/MaryOfScotland'', ''Sylvia Scarlet'', and ''Quality Street''. Even parts well-regarded now, such as her turn as the title character in ''Alice Adams'', Susan Vance in ''Film/BringingUpBaby'', Terry Randall in ''Film/StageDoor'' (which provided her SignatureLine, "The calla lilies are in bloom again..."), and Linda Seton in ''Film/{{Holiday}}'' failed to break her reputation as "box office poison." Hepburn's box office woes were not helped by her reputation for being difficult to work with due to her HairTriggerTemper. However, 1939 marked her triumphant return as Tracy Lord in ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' and the film of the play the following year. A long string of memorable films followed, among them ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (opposite the equally legendary HumphreyBogart), ''Theatre/LongDaysJourneyIntoNight'', ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'', and ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. She also made nine films -- largely romantic comedies -- with Creator/SpencerTracy, whom she met on the set of their first film, ''Film/WomanOfTheYear.'' The couple [[RomanceOnTheSet became romantically involved during that film]] and, in spite of Tracy's marriage to another woman whom he refused to divorce, remained together until Tracy's death in 1967. Hepburn categorically refused to watch ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', their last film together, because the memories of Tracy were too painful for her.

to:

After ''Little Women'', Hepburn unfortunately hit a rough patch. For a number of years, she was given unsuitable roles by RKO, in films such as ''The Little Minister'', ''Film/MaryOfScotland'', ''Sylvia Scarlet'', and ''Quality Street''. Even parts well-regarded now, such as her turn as the title character in ''Alice Adams'', Susan Vance in ''Film/BringingUpBaby'', Terry Randall in ''Film/StageDoor'' (which provided her SignatureLine, "The calla lilies are in bloom again..."), and Linda Seton in ''Film/{{Holiday}}'' failed to break her reputation as "box office poison." Hepburn's box office woes were not helped by her reputation for being difficult to work with due to her HairTriggerTemper. However, 1939 marked her triumphant return as Tracy Lord in ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' and the film of the play the following year. year.

A long string of memorable films followed, among them ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' (opposite the equally legendary HumphreyBogart), ''Theatre/LongDaysJourneyIntoNight'', ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'', and ''Theatre/TheLionInWinter''. She also made nine films -- largely romantic comedies -- with Creator/SpencerTracy, whom she met on the set of their first film, ''Film/WomanOfTheYear.'' The couple [[RomanceOnTheSet became romantically involved during that film]] and, in spite of Tracy's marriage to another woman whom he refused to divorce, remained together until Tracy's death in 1967. Hepburn categorically refused to watch ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner'', their last film together, because the memories of Tracy were too painful for her.
This list shows the last 10 events of 84. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.KatharineHepburn