RIP KATHARINE HEPBURN :: May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003
She was Miss Hepburn— Aunt Kat— Kate— Kathy (to Spencer Tracy). She was all of those depending upon your relationship. And she was also Katharine. With an ‘A’.
She was loyal— demanding— pure and purely demanding— open— reserved— formally informal— proud— intimidating— exasperating— funny— touching. She was a worker— a riser above everything— passionate in her likes and dislikes— saying what she thought but keeping herself to herself— loving— sentimental— a love of beauty— of nature. She was there for all who needed her— really needed her and were in need. She was especially, wonderfully, uniquely, one of a kind.
For all she was— has been— has given on all levels— publicly or privately— she enhanced this life.
— Lauren Bacall
I think the reason people have an affection for me now is in a kind of a way I must have lived a life that a lot of women think would be a nice life to have lived. They think its dignified, but they think its free. I’ve done what I wanted to do. They don’t bother to think they have five children and I haven’t. I have brains enough to know you cannot have it all.
Katharine Hepburn (May 12, 1907-June 29, 2003)