Katharine Hepburn Once Said

Katharine Hepburn Once Said

Great Lines to Live by

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Collects the legendary actress's best quips, featuring "Kateisms" on such subjects as love, marriage, and aging gracefully.


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.

Publisher: New York : HarperEntertainment, 2003
ISBN: 9780060581725
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 HEP
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Crimp, Susan
Alternative Title: Great lines to live by


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