Kate Remembered

Kate Remembered

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Recounts the remarkable life of leading lady Katharine Hepburn, presenting a portrait of the four-time Academy Award winner through her intimate conversations and private reflections on love, family, friendship, and show business.

Blackwell North Amer
For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern American woman. She also remained one of the most private of all the public figures of her time.
In 1983 - at the age of seventy-five, her career cresting - the four-time Academy Award winner opened her door to biographer A. Scott Berg - then thirty-three - and began a special friendship, one that endured to the end of her illustrious life.
From the start, Scott Berg felt that Katharine Hepburn intended his role to be not just that of a friend but also of a chronicler, a confidant who might record for posterity her thoughts and feelings. Over the next twenty years, Kate used their many hours together to reveal all that came to mind, often reflecting on the people and episodes of her past, occasionally on the meaning of life.
Here are the stories from those countless intimate conversations, and much more. In addition to recording heretofore untold biographical details of her entire phenomenal career and her famous relationships with such men as Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes, Kate Remembered also tells the amusing, often emotional story of one of the most touching friendships in her final years. Scott Berg provides his own memories of Katharine Hepburn offstage - quiet dinners in her town house in New York City, winter swims (she swam, he watched) in the Long Island Sound at Fenwick, her home in Connecticut, weekend visits with family members and dear friends ... even some unusual appearances by the likes of Michael Jackson and Warren Beatty. Finally, Kate Remembered discusses the legendary actress's moving farewell, during which her mighty personality surrendered at last to her failing body - all the while remaining true to her courageous character.

Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2003
ISBN: 9780399151644
0399151648
Branch Call Number: BIO Hepburn BER
Characteristics: xii, 370 p. :,ill., ports. ;,22 cm.

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mswrite
Feb 17, 2016

This book is for readers who want only the oft-told and carefully sanitized fan magazine version of Miss Hepburn's life and legend--she would not have cooperated with Mr. Berg otherwise, as he himself later admitted.
I highly recommend William Mann's "Kate: the Woman Who Was Hepburn" for the more real and infinitely more interesting accounting of the fascinating star.

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Orhugs
Oct 01, 2013

As an obsessed Katharine fanatic. Read it. Just read it. There is no higher authority or praise in the world then this book gives to this grand Dame.

It made me cry :)

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spivo
Sep 30, 2011

Top-notch bio of a truly great movie star!

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