...and now Katherine Hepburn..

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Andy Daventry, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. ..shuffles off her mortal coil. Only two years younger than my grandmother, but I always thought she was the nearest the cinema ever came to the Ideal Woman - beautiful, earthy, rude, intelligent and gorgeous.

    We all have our little eccentricities.

    Certainly the best film actress ever.

    Damn! I suppose living in Turkey means I will miss the inevitable 101 best KH film re-runs.

    <small><b>Edited to correct a problem with the letter "m" on my dirt cheap workplace keyboard!!!</small></b>
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Yeah, sad news indeed, but 96 - not bad old gal.

    Definitely one the coolest, most intelligent and emancipated actresses of the last century.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, that's a shame. she's with her spencer now. :(
  4. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Hands down, the most beautiful and talented actress ever. As she grew older, with her quirky mannerisms and her Parkinson's, that is the image you have of her that gets in the way.
  5. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    she is just one out of three reasons why "guess who's coming to dinner" is one of the best films of all time.

    If you haven't seen the movie, do yourself a favor and try to catch it.
  6. Petruchio: "You lie, in faith; for you are call'd plain Kate
    And bonny Kate, and sometimes Kate the curst;
    But, Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom,
    Kate of Kate-Hall, my super dainty Kate,
    For all dainties are cates; and therefore, Kate,
    Take this of me, Kate my consolation;-
    Hearing thy mildness prais'd in every town,
    Thy virtues spoke of, and thy beauty sounded, -
    Yet not so deeply as to thee belongs,"

    Bill Shakey, "The Taming of the Shrew, ACT II, Scene I
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I thought her best flick was 'The Philadelphia Story'.

    RIP babe.

    'In later years she took to producing Martinis for the James Bond flicks...' quoted from the Morning Clear Channel Nitwit Radio Show featuring Paul and Al. A fine tribute to her film legacy,
    n'est pas?
  8. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    TCM revises its schedule on Thursday, July 10th to pay tribute to Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003

    Schedule for July 10th:
    6:00 AM Mary of Scotland ('36)
    8:15 AM Holiday ('38)
    10:00 AM Woman of the Year ('42)
    12:00 PM Adam's Rib ('49)
    2:00 PM Pat and Mike ('52)
    4:00 PM The Lion in Winter ('68)
    6:30 PM Katharine Hepburn: All About Me
    8:00 PM Bringing Up Baby ('38)
    10:00 PM The Philadelphia Story ('40)
    12:00 AM Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? ('67)
    2:00 AM Little Women ('33)
    4:00 AM Undercurrent ('46)

    Enjoy the Greatness of the best actress of all time.
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    They seem to be dropping like interest rates these days!
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, no african queen? i really thought that was one of her better parts.
  11. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Me too, but Turner probably doesn't own the rights to it. Maybe American movie classics will show it. I don't know if I've ever seen it on either one of those stations. I doubt if AMC owns it either. I think they only own 7 good films and they keep showing them over and over.
  12. I find it impossible to be sad when people like Katherine Hepburn die. The things she did and the person she clearly was impresses me so much that all I can do is think back to the movies I have watched and the interviews I have seen and think... there is a person who really lived.

    Note: Edited stupid spelling mistakes.
  13. :(

    96 though? That's really impressive!