Friends, admirers remember Katharine Hepburn

...watching her in movies remembered Katharine Hepburn as a model of patrician class...condolences to Hepburn's family. "Katharine Hepburn delighted audiences with her...building. Career highlights of Katharine Hepburn: FILMS: A Bill of Divorcement...

Katharine Hepburn dies at 96

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. -- Katharine Hepburn, an icon of feminist strength and spirit who brought a chiseled beauty and patrician bearing to such films as "The Philadelphia...

Katharine Hepburn memorabilia suggests she 'saved everything'

...for the AP for more than 60 years and interviewed Katharine Hepburn on many occasions. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The...other memorabilia - all meticulously collected by Katharine Hepburn during her classic 65-year career. Truckloads...

Auction of Katharine Hepburn items fetch nearly $1.8 million

NEW YORK -- A diamond and sapphire brooch given to Katharine Hepburn by her then boyfriend, Howard Hughes, sold for $120,000 at an auction of hundreds of items from the estate of the late actress...

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Now Playing Synopsis: Both film versions of Phillip Barry's stage comedy Holiday have their merits, but the 1938 version has the added advantage of supercharged star power. Katharine Hepburn and Doris Nolan play Linda and Julia Seton, two daughters of a very well-to-do family. Linda feels a bit lost in the shuffle as sister Julia prepares to marry self-made financier Cary Grant. Hepburn has always rebelled against her privileged trappings, and finds a kindred spirit in the unorthodox, iconoclastic Grant. On the verge of compromising his down-to-earth values with his marriage to the wealth-obsessed Nolan, Grant chooses instead to plight his troth with soul-mate Hepburn, celebrating his "liberation" by doing several cartwheels. Donald Ogden Stewart is careful to bring the pre-Depression frivolities of the Barry play up-to-date, first by changing the character of Grant's best friend (played in both films by Edward Everett Horton) from a lazy socialite to a dedicated professor, and by including several lines indicating how out of touch the privileged classes are--and choose to remain--with 1930s realities. The only element in which the remake does not improve on the original is in the casting of Hepburn's alcoholic younger brother; charming though Lew Ayres is in the 1938 film, he is still outclassed by Monroe Owsley in Holiday (1930). Katharine Hepburn managed to temporarily defray her "box office poison" onus when Holiday proved to be a success; alas, her next film, Bringing Up Baby (which reteamed her with Grant), was a financial bust, compelling her to return to Broadway--where she made a spectacular comeback in another Philip Barry play, The Philadelphia Story. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Beloved actor is missed

Katharine Hepburn, Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy are Hollywood royalty whose names are...

Sutton Foster stars in a musical version of 'Little Women'

...YORK -- "Little Women," Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel, has been an indestructible Hollywood property. Katharine Hepburn played Josephine "Jo" March in the classic 1933 movie, directed by George Cukor; June Allyson starred in the...

DVD releases

Here is a look at what's new this week in home video and DVD, and a calendar of what's coming: 'Katharine Hepburn: 100th Anniversary Collection' WHAT YOU GET: Half a dozen lesser-known Hepburn films make their DVD debuts in...

Academy Awards nominations tidbits and trivia

...five best actress nominees portrayed real-life characters. Cate Blanchett is nominated for portraying actress Katharine Hepburn, who herself won an Oscar for portraying real-life character Eleanor of Aquitaine in the 1968 film "The Lion...

Strength of character

...lived life on her own terms. Katharine Hepburn didn't just act the part of...generation and profession, Katharine Hepburn avoided the undertow of scandal...was so obviously not an act, Katharine Hepburn was, indeed, the greatest...