It's hard to believe Kate Hepburn was born back in 1907. She's always seemed so completely modern. Even in the 21st century, when you go back and look at her work, what you notice is a penetrating essence that pushes past time. Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, the African Queen, On Golden Pond, The Lion in Winter, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, those films with Spencer Tracy, and oh yes, she was on the Broadway stage too. All of her work seems to do what literature strives to do - it brings us the news that is still news. She doesn't play a role, Katherine Hepburn becomes a character. If you don't have time for everything in the slideshow below, don't miss her fantastic interview with Dick Cavett at slide number 7.
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