Katharine Hepburn movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Lion in Winter,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ‘Bringing Up Baby’

Katharine Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 112th birthday on May 12, 2019. With four Oscars victories in Best Actress, Hepburn holds the record for the most wins by any performer, but how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best. Born in 1907, Hepburn got her start on the stage before setting her sights on Hollywood, winning her first Oscar for playing an aspiring Broadway star in “Morning Glory” (1933). Despite this early success, Hepburn found herself labeled “box office poison” after a series of flops throughout the decade. She returned to theater with “The Philadelphia Story,” and the 1940 film version provided her with a big screen comeback from which she never faltered. Continue here

Flashback: Katharine Hepburn – Dick Cavett Interview Part 1 1973

Trailer Flashback: ‘The African Queen’

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Mar 13 @ 12:00 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Regent Street Cinema, London) / X
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Look Back at Katharine Hepburn as Chanel in Coco on Broadway

André Previn and Alan Jay Lerner’s musical about designer Coco Chanel opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre December 18, 1969. Read More here

Tiff, Toronto – Fearless: The Films of Katharine Hepburn

This select retrospective honours the legacy of an icon who ceaselessly challenged Hollywood’s prescriptive gender roles and helped define the mid-century idea of the “modern woman.” Read More here

Faye Dunaway Announces Return To Broadway As Katharine Hepburn

Faye Dunaway is coming back to Broadway. And she’ll be playing Katharine Hepburn. In a brief and surprise announcement, producer Ben Feldman dropped the news that Dunaway, after an absence of more than 35 years from the Broadway stage, will play Hepburn in the Broadway premiere next summer of playwright Matthew Lombardo’s one-woman-play Tea at Five. The play, in a new version by Lombardo written for this production, will be directed by the Tony-nominated John Tillinger. Read More here

Gallery Updated

Added screencaps from the following to the Gallery.
* Adam’s Rib
* Bringing Up Baby
* Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
* Holiday
* Keeper of the Flame
* Pat & Mike
* Rooster Cogburn
* State of the Union
* Sylvia Scarlett
* Woman of the Year

Trailer Flashback: ‘Bringing Up Baby’

The Philadelphia Story: Katharine Hepburn’s Hollywood Comeback Story

When talking about Star Power in the context of cinema, no light burned brighter than Katharine Hepburn. Her star simply shined the brightest in a galaxy full of them. A prime example of this can be illustrated by the 1940 romantic screwball comedy “The Philadelphia Story”. Even when flanked by two of the most popular movie stars of all time, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, it is Hepburn who leaves the lasting impression on the audience. What many people do not know however is that “The Philadelphia Story”, in addition to being considered a classic piece of American cinema, represented the last, best chance for Katharine Hepburn to make her Hollywood comeback. A 1940 review from Variety magazine sums up Hepburn’s immense contribution to the film quite succulently as it states, “For Miss Hepburn this is something of a screen comeback. Whether it means she has reestablished herself in pictures is something that can’t be said from this viewing for she doesn’t play in “The Philadelphia Story”; she is “The Philadelphia Story” (Golden). Read More here